Gaffers

A list of gaffers in the Chicago Film Scene directory. Reach out to gaffers in Chicago about jobs and film work or collaboration here.

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First Name Stan
Last Name Miskeiwicz
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, Lighting, Editing, Television, Feature Films, Drone Operator
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Stan Miskiewicz is an artistic powerhouse packed with the efficiency, skills, and targeted focus required to accomplish all set milestones in the projects he undertakes. A visual artist for 35+ years, he is able to translate concepts into visuals and is considered the Iron Monk of media production. He possesses extensive knowledge with a formidable range of high-end production experience and has a sense of style and acuity needed in the modern digital media production industry.

Stan started out his career as an editorial photographer in Chicago which quickly propelled him into the field of visual effects. A self-starter, he went on to start his own San Francisco based company, Black Point Studios in 2004, quickly becoming one of the industries go to boutique studios and has worked in several companies distinguishing himself as a superb Art Director, visionary artist, and Producer who gets things done with his hands-on approach, tenacity as well as uncompromising ethics and integrity. His talents have taken him from the U.S. to Europe where he worked on feature films, and help built and run production studios. In 2015, he founded CineAir, a full-service company that focuses on transforming the industry through premium quality camera work and his forward-thinking artistic vision always shows in his work.

Being both a director and artist, combined with the additional technical background, has given Stan a unique perspective in the arena of filmmaking. With a deep understanding of film and camera moves, color correction, editing, compositing, and visual effects, he is able to communicate and comprehend the requirements when working with Producers and Directors, effectively capturing the best possible visuals for the projects.

Stan is a licensed drone operator and was one of the first to receive the FAA 107 remote pilot license and the 107.29 daylight (night) waiver.

For quality work that is on the leading edge of technology, contact Stan today!

Brief Bio:

  • 8 years as a professional drone operator and cinematographer.

  • 20 years as a studio executive and Art Director

  • Feature Film VFX artist having IMDb Film Credits

  • Owner of Black Point Studios in SF a production, animation, and vfx studio

  • Editorial photographer in Europe and the U.S. for AP, UPI, DPA, Berliner Morgan Post, Speigel Magazine, Detroit Free Press, Crain Chicago Business, and others. 

  • Fashion, Automotive, and Product Photographer

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.cineair.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) cine.air
First Name Libby
Last Name Marsh
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, PA, Art Department, Editing, Set Design, Feature Films, Props
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Emerson
Last Name Cole
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Art Department, Sound, 1st AC, Set Building, Television, Feature Films, Theaters, Studios, Rental, Carpentry, Best Boy
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I am a Chicago freelance filmmaker who graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in directing.

I have worked on large and small projects in mediums like features, TV, commericals, shorts and corporate production.

Most of my gigs are Sound Mixing, PAing or Videography. I do however have skills in a lot of areas such as lighting, art department, ADing, producing, camera assisting, etc. I love to learn everything I can about production and with that I am able to pick up things quickly.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) emersonfilmsstuff.wixsite.com/film
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @emersonfilmsstuff
First Name Noah
Last Name Sallen
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Art Department, Sound, Editing, Carpentry
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @the_blart_institute
First Name Tyler
Last Name Carcara
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) tylercarcara
First Name Elle
Last Name Holzhauer
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Voice Acting, Editing, Intern, Student, Comedian
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) portfolio.elleholzhauer.bergbuilds.domains/blog/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @elle.holzhauer
First Name Paige
Last Name Smith
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Your Film Roles Acting, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Sound, Editing, Sound Editing, Set Design, Stunts, Television, Feature Films, Props, Marketing, Intern, Student, Best Boy
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My name is Paige Smith and I am 22 years old, 5’8″, and I am 130lbs. I am a professional photographer and videographer. I graduated in December 2020 from Purdue University Northwest earning my bachelors degree in Business Management. I currently have my own business called Paige Marie Photography. My goal is to open up my own photography studio in the near future. I worked on the Media Team for ComplexCon Chicago and have worked for G-Eazy and his DJ for a few of their shows in Chicago, including at TAO Chicago during All-Star Weekend 2020. Throughout my senior year of high school I interned at IN/Tek and IN/Kote working in the finance department.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.instagram.com/paigexmariephotography
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @paigexmariephotography & @Paige_smith4
First Name Steven
Last Name Renfro
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Your Film Roles Acting, Producer, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, Live Events, Television, Feature Films, Theaters, Venues, Film Buff
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @octophillia
First Name Taylor
Last Name Joe
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, PA, Lighting, 1st AC, Television
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) portfolium.com/TjJoe/portfolio
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @downhill_surfer77
First Name Andrew
Last Name Skalak
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Best Boy
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) andrewskalak.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @skaliwagify
First Name Hayley
Last Name Dillon
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Editing, 1st AC, Set Building
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @hayleydillon_dp
First Name Tanner
Last Name Colmer
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Your Film Roles Writer, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Editing, 1st AC, Live Events, Television, Feature Films, Studios, Rental, Best Boy
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) linkedin.com/in/tanner-colmer-57b942199
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Jack
Last Name Bellon
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, Lighting, Musician, Feature Films, Best Boy
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) youtu.be/AvV2hSNwRaY
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name lauren
Last Name berkman
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Your Film Roles Producer, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Corey
Last Name Ecay
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Voice Acting, Editing, Sound Editing, Live Sound, Live Events, Television, Feature Films, Theaters, Studios, Costumes, Props, Intern, Film Buff, Best Boy
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @CoreyEcay
First Name Breanna
Last Name Lexsee
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Gaffer, PA, Editing
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Isai
Last Name Medina Lopez
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, Gaffer, Lighting, Editing, Sound Editing, Set Design, Television, Feature Films, Theaters, Intern, Film Buff
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I’m a film student with a concentration in Cinematography trying to assemble into the Chicago Film scene! I’m open to help with anything and everything!

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @isaimedina7
First Name Grace
Last Name Juracka
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, 1st AC
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Branden
Last Name Smith
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, 1st AC
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name David
Last Name Franklin
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Gaffer, Grip, Lighting, Art Department, Sound, Voice Acting, Animation, SFX, Makeup, Musician, Stunts, Theaters, Studios, Rental, Props, Intern, Comedian, Film Buff, Best Boy, Muggle
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) David Franklin
First Name Sidney
Last Name Barney
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name yasin
Last Name daulat-mohammad
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Your Film Roles Acting, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Sound, Editing
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) mazzakfilms.wixsite.com/yasindaulat
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) www.instagram.com/yasin_daulat/
First Name Liam
Last Name Stephens
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, PA, Musician, Live Events, Intern, Student, Film Buff
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.youtube.com/channel/UCwj_ZDrA_uGIxRIZPtCJgZg
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @liam_stephens.17
First Name Renona
Last Name Criss
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Art Department, Hair, Makeup, Set Design, Set Building, Live Events, Television, Feature Films, Theaters, Studios, Props, Best Boy
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Christopher
Last Name Costanzo
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, PA, Set Building, Live Events, Carpentry, Comedian, Film Buff, Muggle, Actor
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Nicholas
Last Name Foster
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Your Film Roles Writer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Musician, Film Buff, Actor
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) justnickperiod.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) justnickperiod
First Name Daniel
Last Name Little
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Gaffer, Grip, Editing, Lighting
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) danielclittle.com/films
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Aaron
Last Name Davis
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Editing, Lighting, Student, Film Buff, Film Enthusiast
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Kellen
Last Name Shaffer
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Your Film Roles Writer, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, Editing, Feature Films, Student, Film Buff, Actor, Film Enthusiast
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) shafftag