Gaffer on setOn site 482 Day2James Rudd -(right) adjusting a Dedolight Felloni on a complete C stand, that is also holding a Kinoflo Diva 31 RGBW LED, with grid, Dedolight DLED4 Bi colour can also be seen. on set. Photo courtesy Neil Sharma.

James Rudd - Gaffer - (right) adjusting a Dedolight Felloni  (1x1 bi colour) on a complete C stand, that is also holding a Kinoflo Diva 31 RGBW LED, with grid, Dedolight DLED4 Bi colour can also be seen on set. Photo courtesy Neil Sharma. January 2020.

I work as a Gaffer on video, stills and live streaming, experienced on location and in studio, mostly on commercial work but above on a short film.

I regularly work on dramas, short films, commercials, promos and have features in the future.

Based in South Northamptonshire near Milton Keynes and Northampton, I am happy to travel, full driving licence, regularly work in London.

I have experience on location shooting commercials, interviews, talking heads, short films, cars on location or in studio and live events.

I have lit many cars inside and out!

I am a specialist with CRLS/Dedolight Lightstream reflective lighting system, that provides for an uncluttered set and controllable natural looking lighting.

James Rudd - 07909 990849

Examples of recent work: 

Automotive: McLaren Artura launch - gaffer

Detail with Daniel Ricciardo

Deconovo -

One4All Cards - - there was no TV or fire - all created with Kinos oh and there was no sun either!

Bernard Matthews

Jabra - I lit the internal plane shots - Jabra and here

Films and Drama Silvertown Monologues

Nemesis Feature film trailer -



Commercial - I lit the internal plane shots - Jabra and here

Short film

Feature promo: 

Kit that can be hired with me:



Kinoflo RGBW LED

Kino Flo Diva 21 Lite with grid - Bi Colour - full RGB 2x1 (Mains or battery) soft light 60 degree and 90 degree louvre - 2x1 panel with Snapbag with 2x diffusion and 40 degree snap grid.
Kino Flo Diva 31 Lite with grid - Bi Colour - full RGB 3x1 (Mains or battery) soft light 60 degree and 90 degree louvre - 3x1 panel with Snapbag with 2x diffusion and 40 degree snap grid.
Kino Flo Freestyle T24 with 90 louvre/grid, Bi Colour - full RGB 2x1 (Mains or battery) soft light, 4 24 inch tubes, 90 degree grid, 40 degree Snapgrid, Flosier, tubes can be operated out of the unit, eg in cars etc as individual tubes 2 x Honeybee crates for individual tubes.
Kino Flo T42 two 4ft tubes connected to a Freestyle 21, with Snapgrids 40 degree - can be 50ft apart, operate as one light - Freestyle 21 can be used with 24 inch tubes from T24, operates two tubes as one.

Exalux Control One - wireless DMX control with Lumen Radio remotely controls Kinoflo or other lights with CRMX, I also have two Lumen Radio receivers that can be plugged into hired lights that support DMX.


1 Dedolight DLH400 400/575w HMI spot and flood light (mains only) - Suitable for creating sun through 1st floor window ideal for Lightstream/CRLS
1 Dedolight DLH200 200w HMI spot and flood light (mains only)
1 Dedolight DLED7 Turbo Bi Colour spot and flood light (Mains or battery)
3 Dedolight DLED4 Bi Colour spot and flood lights (Mains or battery)
2 Dedolight 1x1 LED Felloni Bi Colour panel lights (Mains or battery) 
Dedolight Imager DP1.1 - 85mm lens and 60 mm lens 
Dedolight Imager DP2.1 framing Shutters 85mm and 60mm lens
Dedolight Gobos - various 
Dedolight DPEYE filter kit 
Dedolight clamp x2
Dedolight softbox DLED4/7/200 with grid 
Dedolight Felloni softbox with grid 
Dedolight Iris 
Dedolight Circular Polarisers x2
Dedolight scrim kit for all
Dedolight wide beam adapter (200HMI, DLED7 and DLED4)

Dedolight and Lightbridge CRLS  Lightstream cinematic reflector system

7x10 reflectors 1-4
15x15 reflectors 1-4
25x25 reflectors 1x2, 2, 3 and 4, 0 and 5 specials
50x50 reflectors 1-4
20x20 Eflect Kit - Silver, Gold and Blue
45x45 Eflect Kit - large, gold, silver, small mirror gold and silver
3 Parallel Beam Adaptors 230% increase and 300% increase in light. For HMI 575 - 500% increase
3 Honeycomb grids
Dedolight Eflect filter kit
Mounts and adaptors x8

Two remotely controlled motors - 10m range, battery or mains powered for Reflectors or Eflect ideal for use through first floor window or on hair lights on interviews.

1 Lite Panels Lykos Bi Colour (Mains or battery) can be remotely controlled

Small RGBW Fixtures

3x Aputure MC - 9x6cm - magnetic - remote controllable RGBW and effects
2x Nanlite Pavotube 6C 25x4cm - magnetic tubes - RGBW with grids and remote
2x Aputure Accent B7c RGBW battery or mains bulbs for practicals - screw or bayonet - wireless remote control
8x Astera NYX 10W LED RGBW Bulbs, 4 bayonet, 4 screw - CRMX controlled
2x Astera Pixel Brick - RGBW, CRMX controlled

I also use a Hollyland Mars wireless system to help see what the camera is seeing to speed up lighting - SDI/HDMI - 400ft range - plus iPhone/Android access, can be plugged into most HDMI devices - TV etc

Batteries 6x V Mount 4x Canon Video batteries 5x Canon DSLR batteries 4x Atomos batteries 2x Kinoflo batteries


Sekonic L748 D light meter
Sekonic C-800 colour meter
Digital Anemometer air flow meter
Faderlux variable ND gaffers polarised viewing glass

Grip and support 

Kupo 3 section wind up stand with wheels
Kupo stand extension
2x Kupo master cine k stand - with boom to 9ft
Kupo baby boom steel
C stands 40 inch x6
Matthews C stand 20 inch x3
Arri baby boom arm
4 Manfrotto 1004 BAC stands 
3 Dedolight mini stands 
4 Bowens light stands 
2 adjustable background cross bar for goal post or background
2 wheeled heavy duty floor stands - for lights or slider 
Car Mounts x2 80kg loading 
Manfrotto suction cup with small arm
4 Scissor clips for suspended ceilings
2 Autopoles, 1.5m, 4.5m and up to 3.6m
Manfrotto magic arm x2 
Manfrotto tripod foot for magic arm x2
Superclamps/Mafer/K clamps x8
Cardellinis x6
3x 4 inch super Visers
Matthews Extendellini
2 Ezy Grip fingers
J hooks x4
Extension arm for Superclamps x3
Dedolight DH2 Mounting plate x2
Big ben x2
Menace Arm Kit for scaffold pipe
Sand bags x5
Shot bags x8


Five (Road Rags) flags 60x90cm, nets, diffusion, bounce and black flag
2 Lolliops flats, 2 fingers net and black flag
6x6 ultra bounce, white/black
6x6 double net
6x6 black out
6x6 magic cloth
6x6 50 degree grid
6x6 silent sail grid cloth
6x6 quarter silk white
6x6 windy ultrabounce
6x6 unbleached muslin
6x6 frame x3
6x6 diffusion panel Scrimjim
40x40 inch floppy cutter top hinge
2x 36x36 inch floppy cutter top hinge
2x3ft floppy cutter side hinge
2x3ft floppy cutter ultra bounce side hinge
8x12 black out x2
12x12 frame with 3rd stop diffuser
Lastolite Skylite rapid panel 1.1mx1.1m .25 diffusion, .75 diffusion, plus sunblounce 
Profoto reflector black and white
5 in 1 circular reflector


4 Motorola walkie talkies 
4 Eartec duplex headsets

Lastolite Panoramic Background, black or chroma green 4mx2.3m 
Lastolite pop up 1.8x2.15m black or white 
Lastolite pop up 6x7ft grey and white 
Chromakey dropdown 3mx7m
Magnetic support for pop up backgrounds 



Profoto reflector black and white
Applebox set Full, half, quarter, eighth and pancake x2
Footsteps x10
Tripod dolly 
Posing stools 
Autocue - runs off iPad - follows speed of voice 
Clapper board 
Assorted clamps, tape, safety wires 
Tether tools Aero table for laptop on stand
Think Tank Sunscreen laptop shade 
Walkstool 15in stool 
24 inch turntable mains power takes 125kg 
3x Matthews sound blankets 
Table top Mic stand 
3m and 5m XLR cable


Manfrotto video monopod 
Heavy duty Manfrotto Video Tripod 
Gitzo tripod (the very tall one) 
Gitzo 75mm ball receiver levelling system
Manfrotto repro arm 
Manfrotto tripod with panhandle, centre support
Rhino Slider 24 inch and 42 inch rails with motor and arc 
Ronin S gimbal 


Pocket Wizard radio triggers - 2x X, 2x 3, 1x 4 and Multimax II including foot pedal and detonator style activators 

Black wrap

ND for windows

Rock and Roller Cart with shelf - R12 Stealth

Live Streaming
Black Magic Atem Mini Pro

Delgato 4k


Director's monitor
24 inch LG mains power screen

Hollyland 400s, HDMI or SDI wireless system, so I can see what the camera sees

Flash/Lighting for stills
Profoto B1 x3
Profoto B2 x2
Profoto A1
3ft Octa
2ft Octa with grid
Beauty Dish
2 3x1 Strip boxes with grid
Magnum, OCF Magnum and OCF Reflectors
Barn doors
Grids 10, 20 and 30 degree
Brollies, shoot through and reflective
Full OCF kit for A1

Canon OCF trigger
Profoto Trigger

Canon Ex 600 Speedlites x3

Rode NTG2 shot gun microphone 
Rode wired Lavalier 
Sennheiser AVX Wireless Lavalier ME2 and MKE2 
Rode VideoMic Plus II 
Rode Blimp and Boom arm 
Tascam D70 field recorder mains, or battery
Assorted Rycote stickies 
C stand boom mount

Acoustic Blankets - Matthews x3

Vehicle: Land Rover 110 Station Wagon