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Lighting Technicians

Advancement Prospects

An experienced lighting technician will be able to move up into the position of best boy. With a few more years' experience working under different gaffers on diverse projects, the technician may move into the position of gaffer or chief lighting technician. Gaffers command greater salaries as they gain experience working with many different cinematographers. Some lighting technicians go on to work as cinematographers, or to make their own films or television movies.

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