hello & welcome
My name is Mercy Hasselblad,
Los Angeles based gaffer and DP.
A little while ago I was reading through a lighting manual and came across a description of a gaffer. A gaffer is the chief lighting technician, an obsessive person who thinks through each lighting scenario, in conjunction with the cinematographer. They’re often called upon to come up with creative solutions to rig and push light into unlikely places. This describes me.