& LIGHTING DESIGN
Alex O. Gaynor is a Los Angeles-based
Gaffer and Lighting Designer working in
Alex was recently the 2nd Unit Gaffer for the new Star Wars-Based TV Series,
THE MANDALORIAN, created by Jon Favreau for the new DisneyPlus Service.
Alex also gaffed 2nd Units for Lionsgate's KIN,
A24s HOT SUMMER NIGHTS starring Timothee Chalamet, Marvel/ABC's AGENT CARTER & Marvel/FX's LEGION.
Commercial Clients include: Apple, Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, Google, Samsung, Bose, Beats, Gatorade, Louis Vuitton, Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Dodge, Chevy, Toyota, Mazda, Lexus, Disney, Lowes, Enterprise, Facebook, Nike, Adidas, Asics, Under Armour, North Face, Coors, Best Buy, Mont Blanc, MLB, NFL, NBA, MTV & Comedy Central.
GAFFING WORK - NARRATIVE & Doc - FEATURE FILMS
kin - 2018
in theaters august 2018
Feature Film / 2nd unit GAFFER - LAs vegas
DP: Larkin Seiple / Dir: Johnathan and Josh Baker
Starring: Zoe Kravitz, Jack Reynor, Dennis Quaid
"Lighting is my first true filmmaking love. I have always been fascinated by the shadows that add mystique to our stories, inform our fears, and engage the viewers on a subconscious level. It's the one thing about filmmaking that still feels like magic to this day. As a gaffer, I've been able to work with so many inspiring cinematographers, directors, producers and crew members. I've learned to surround myself with people that have GREAT taste and cultivate a lighting (and storytelling) style that is emotional and authentic and ultimately entertaining; these collaborations have truly been my filmmaking education. I love the true craftsmanship of lighting, the physics of it, the shaping of it, the progression of ideas from theory to the tools and back again. I love that moment when all the prep work comes to fruition; all the references, all the discussions, all the choices. Our talent steps to their mark and there it is, that's what our movie looks like." ---ag