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  IDENTI-TAPE - 2-inch Gaffers Tape
Gaffer tape is a 12-mil thick vinyl-impregnated cloth tape with a non-reflective matte finish.
Gaffer tape is more supple and conformable than duct tape and is used by film crews for shoots, stage sets, and at conventions for securing wires, cables and props.
It has a great number of miscellaneous uses and tears easily into smaller strips, adhering better and longer than duct tape to difficult surfaces.
www.identi-tape.com /gaffer.htm   (167 words)

  College Search, College Resources, Career Information :: Schools in the USA
Gaffer is British slang for "grandfather" and is meant as a term of respect.
Gaffers are required to constantly update their knowledge and stay current with any new technologies in the film, television and theater industries.
Gaffers need a basic understanding of electricity, color theory, lighting equipment and light modifiers, and must be able to apply their knowledge in a variety of situations.
www.schoolsintheusa.com /careerprofiles_details.cfm?carid=1038   (1048 words)

 What is Gaffer's Tape?
Gaffer's tape is a flexible, strong, fabric-backed adhesive tape that comes in lengths ranging from one inch (2.5 centimeters) to a potential of six feet (1.8 meters), with the most common width being four inches (approximately 10 centimeters).
Gaffer's tape is manufactured in large rolls that are six feet (1.8 meters) across and cut down to the size needed, making it theoretically possible to custom order a roll of tape in that size, although it might be challenging to unroll and handle.
Gaffer's tape is also somewhat heat and water resistant and capable of handling low temperatures, which is why it is used in many stage applications, such as taping down trailing cables and cords for safety; placing blocking marks for furniture, actors, or cameras; and taping set pieces together.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-gaffers-tape.htm   (437 words)

 Gaffer - ArticleWorld   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A gaffer or Chief Lighting Technician, is the individual in charge of all the lighting for the studio and set locations, who works directly with the director of photography to create all the conditions necessary to portray different emotions and actions through light.
‘Gaffer’ also means boss, a word used in the early sixteenth century, to represent the head of a group of laborers.
Gaffers are also sometimes referred to as technical directors or T.D. and also as lighting directors.
www.articleworld.org /index.php/Gaffer   (166 words)

 what's a gaffer? gaffer tape from thetapeworks.com
The Gaffer is head of the lighting department, and one of the most crucial people on the movie or TV production set.
By the way, in television, the top lighting person is often a cross between that of a D.P. and the Gaffer and he or she is usually referred to as the Lighting Director.
Gaffers tape is an important tool for these key lighting personnel.
www.thetapeworks.com /what_gaffer.htm   (639 words)

 How to Be a Gaffer... Advice from the Pros, 11/00
Perhaps you believed, erroneously, that a gaffer was an elderly man. To enlighten you, a gaffer is the head of a film production’s electrical department.
The cameraperson is the head of the crew—all things flow from him or her, and he or she oversees the camera and its function.
A gaffer heads up this department as an electrical specialist who deals with electrical distribution, the physics of lighting, and the lighting instruments.
www.newenglandfilm.com /news/archives/00november/gaffer.htm   (871 words)

 Gaffer - Muppet Wiki - a Wikia wiki
Gaffer - Muppet Wiki - a Wikia wiki
Gaffer is the bedraggled, one-eyed cat who was frequently seen hanging around backstage in the later seasons of The Muppet Show.
Gaffer was occasionally involved in the on-stage antics as well, notably providing a distraction during Foo-Foo's dog act in episode 520 and playing the title role in "The Cat Came Back" sketch from episode 523.
muppet.wikia.com /wiki/Gaffer   (178 words)

 Australia Adlib - Gaffer Tape
Gaffer, for those not employed in the music industry, is the ubiquitous sticky tape used to hold down cables so they don't cause an injury to 'out of it' musos wandering across the stage.
There is also a band that uses gaffer to tape over the wobbly parts of their otherwise naked bodies.
Gaffer comes in many colours but fl is usual, silver is rock and roll, and white means it's a paid gig.
www.abc.net.au /arts/adlib/stories/s861359.htm   (355 words)

 Gaffer Kudos & Crimes
Some of my gaffers have been on a clear track toward DP, and as long as they are content to gaff for me now, I encourage all the collaboration and education we can get together.
Now gaffer was the cheap guy in town, and production hired him to provide as a sub his labor, the truck, the packages, and, this is very important, the crew, who was on his payroll.
One client ended up thinking that the gaffer was totally responsible for all the lighting, and we did a very small shoot recently where the client said, "I can't hire afford a gaffer on this one so you'll have to make do.
www.cinematography.net /Pages%20DW/GafferKudosCrimes.htm   (3736 words)

 Gaffer Tape - Uncyclopedia - This should say something interesting
Born in 1913 in Leeds to a British father and a mother of mixed Irish/Brazilian/Indian/Chinese/Vietnamese/Mixolydian descent, Gaffer Tape was sent at age three to the School of Hard Knocks.
Gaffer Tape continued to work as a producer for the next ten years, working with Dr Dre, Mr Scruff, Aqua and many others, and receiving a Mercury Award for his 1995 track "Take 666," a mixing of Dave Brubeck's Take Five with Iron Maiden's The Number of the Beast.
After Gaffer Tape's death, he was adopted as a figure of worship by several minor religions.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Gaffer_Tape   (919 words)

 Gaffer - From Worley Laboratories   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gaffer is a plugin shader for LightWave 3D, which performs a similar job as a real gaffer; it is a tool for controlling lighting and shading.
Gaffer's new model is not a minor change in the shading options of LightWave; it is a considerable extension.
Gaffer's extra shading controls are critical for matching the true behavior of lights on a surface.
www.worley.com /gaffer/gaffer.html   (482 words)

 Welcome to Gaffer Glass USA
Gaffer Coloured Glass Ltd. was incorporated in 1993 in the beautiful city of Auckland, situated in the North Island of New Zealand.
The two directors, John Croucher and John Leggott, had been operating a studio glassblowing business prior to that, and early colour experiments were incorporated in their own work.
Gaffer Glass aims to bring the highest possible standards to the quality control of coloured glass.
www.gafferglassusa.com   (175 words)

 Empire Tape Co.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gaffer tape is made up of cotton, vinyl, and a synthetic ruber adhesive, making it last longer and leave less residue than the average tape.
I learned that the tapes are made up of slightly different material which allows gaffer tape to be more conformable and bendable than duct tape.
This is why gaffer tape is used more frequently than duct tape in the entertainment industries as it can conform to the shape and size of a cable cord with more ease.
www.empiretape.com /articles/gaffertape   (295 words)

 PBS Hollywood Presents: The Old Settler - Production Roles - The Gaffer
The gaffer is the movie crew's chief electrician, reporting to the director of photography.
A lot of the concern expressed by the producer for keeping a movie on schedule and on budget falls upon the broad shoulders of the gaffer, as his crew of electricians and grips move lights and cables, secures them on the set, and maintains or operates electrical equipment.
A gaffer who can work fast while still exercising a subtle sense of the atmospheric possibilities of lighting can make a crucial contribution to the impact of a finished film.
www.pbs.org /hollywoodpresents/theoldsettler/prodroles/pr_gaffer.html   (719 words)

 Gaffer Heaven
We managed to fashion a strip of Gaffer tape in the shape of a fl tie, which stuck the front of his shirt together.
Gaffer tape lined edges means the box lasts for ever.
To overcome this take one roll of Gaffer taper per monitor speaker that is on the floor and insert it under the leading edge of the speaker.
www.akpowell.btinternet.co.uk /gaffer7.htm   (1561 words)

 Gaffer™ Quality Control
Gaffer™ Glass is a company very committed to ensure that coloured glass of the highest standard is delivered to our customers worldwide.
We start with a careful selection of the purest raw materials, which are weighed into a mixer located on load/weighing cells to guard against weighing error.
Gaffer™ Glass carries out the same thermal mismatch test as Corning Inc, employing a polarimeter and a trident seal.
www.glasscolor.com /colors/gaffer_quality_control.aspx   (813 words)

 Gaffer Glass - Tech   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gaffer Glass has formulated a new copper ruby especially suited to the typical soda lime batches used in the studio.
Because it has similar viscosity characteristics to a normal soda lime, there is less likelihood of the color overstriking during annealing heat treatment, and the red becoming too dark, dull, and possibly livery or ‘hæmatinone’.
While Gaffer has made every endeavour to achieve the correct conditions when the glass was melted and worked out, we still depend on your efforts to achieve the best color.
gafferglass.com /technical/copper_main.htm   (424 words)

Gaffer is a great young punk band from Canada.
Gaffer will be minimal one minute and then they will flood you with sound.
Gaffer is making something unique and multifaceted that parallels the music of Antiantenna Recordings label mates The Vermicious Knid and a couple of the Japanese hardcore groups on Dim Mak.
www.epitonic.com /artists/gaffer.html   (127 words)

His or her job is to work with the Director of Photography to achieve the desired "look" determined by the DP and the Director.
The Gaffer is typically an electrician as well, responsible for the distribution of electrical power needed for lighting.
This frees up the Gaffer to work on the lighting itself, that is, the design, placement and control of the lighting instruments and grip equipment.
www.turtle-island.com /gaffer.html   (310 words)

 Imdb Glossary letter: G
Early films used mostly natural light, which stagehands controlled with large tent cloths using long poles called gaffs (stagehands were often beached sailors or longshoremen, and a gaff is a type of boom on a sailing ship).
In 16th Century English, the term "gaffer" denoted a man who was the head of any organized group of laborers.
A thin, tinted plastic-like sheet placed over a light to change the color of the projected light.
www.imdb.com /Glossary/G   (439 words)

 Tapes-Direct : Gaffer Tape | Double Sided Tape | Foam Tape | Anti Slip Tape at Tapes-Direct
Scapa 3101, a benchmark product in the entertainment industry, is well known as a high quality and robust cloth tape which finds applications in a number of demanding situations.
The semi-matt anti reflective finish makes it ideal for film-set and camera work when only the heaviest of duty Cloth Gaffer tapes are specified.
Click here to View the full range of gaffer tapes from Tapes-Direct
www.tapes-direct.co.uk   (221 words)

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