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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Monster Lighting Sightings Spring '09

Can you say "Briese Light"?  A small army of genuine,  Briese Lights
on a recent shoot.

Every team needs a mascot.

Monster Boxes on a recent night shoot.

A beautiful night time overhead source.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

2009 The Year So Far

So far 09 has been pretty busy overall.  Despite the wind coming out of the sails in February we have been steadily plugging away and meeting new Gaffers and Directors of Photography.

Fastest Gaffer on a bicycle,  Jim Young.

One of my all time favorite people Adan Galindo.
Gracias Primo!

Director Tim Claffey directs talent during a recent shoot for the Midwest Center.
Tim heads up a team of film makers that we love to work with.

Director of Photography Jaymes Kniest on a recent Capitol One shoot.

Herr Allen.

Note to self.  Mimes are weird.

Two Monster boxes put together for a great 8'x8' toplight.
Easily supported by 2 Genie Lifts.
A great, fast and reliable source.

The same rig from underneath.

Jerry Rice and Warren Sapp swap war stories during a recent
Superbowl spot.

Monster Boxes make great key lights for green screen shoots.

Bodie Hyman displays his Monster shirt and his human aura at the same time.

Producer Lance Anderson and Production Manager Joel Todaro  on a recent
Victoria Secrets shoot.

Key Grip Perry Karidis contemplates the ins and outs of cage living while
on a recent Victoria's Secret shoot.

We thank everyone for your support and wish continued success to all.

See you on set.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


One shoot rolls to another, and then another and then some other. Pretty soon it gets blurry and before you know it the year is GONE. Seems like that's what happened in 08. It was a very busy year and we were fortunate to work with some amazing Gaffers and DPs. We saw a steady rise in the rentals of our Briese Lights as well as Monster Boxes.  We were able to update our website and now have a picture of our entire inventory online.
 Here are a few shots from 2008.

Capturing the action of an American Gladiator while protected by Monster Lighting SWAG

"Guys!  Those Gators aren't for racing!"

One of our all time favorite Directors to work with, Dave Dore.

Gaffer and friend of the company, Lee Spencer

Some say James Brown was the hardest working man in show business.
I beg to differ.

All Stars '08

Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!

Don't ask.

The future of Hollywood,  Will Reid.

The old "dinos on a scissor through grid."  A nice way to drive around a big soft source.


In France.

Director of Photography Chuck Ozeas and Key Grip Sean Patrick Crowell

American Summer shoot. Chuck Ozeas DP.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

DATELINE January 25th 2008 a rain soaked exterior, a warm Monster truck interior.
January is almost over?? Whew! Hope everyone is ready for a great year. We are!

The end of 2007 saw Monster Lighting doing a variety of things. Commercials for Wallmart, Coke, Burger King, "Dirt" promos, "Night Rider" promos, Verizon, Subway and Victoria's Secret. We also provided gear for the pilot "Life in The Food Chain", written and directed by Eric Moe.

Starting the year out Monster trucks have been seen all over town doing spots for Bud Light, True Credit, Lexus and State Farm.
We also provided gear for a rock n roll documentary featuring Jimmy Page and the Edge.

Director Tim Claffey on left directs talent on
a recent  "True Credit" spot.
(check out the Monster Lighting hoodie sweatshirt!)

"Night Rider" TV promo.  Shot by Chuck Ozeas.
Notice the Monster Box on the right.

We are especially excited about expanding into Grip rentals this year.  We now feature a full service grip department and have had our Grip trucks out on many commercials.  As with the rest of our inventory, we pride ourselves on the quality of our gear.  One stop shopping for both grip and electric makes it easy for production as well. 

Look for some big changes in our website in the coming months!  We are in the process of linking all our items for rent to pictures.  This is a great feature for being sure what you are ordering and for showing clients what you are proposing to use.  We just finished shooting our entire inventory on location a stones throw from the Bob Hope airport.  

Monster trucks are fun to lean on!
We feature extra long lift gates for easy
loading and unloading.

We are happy to continue renting our Briese Lights and Monster Boxes.  Every week more and more people are coming to depend on these lights for their various film projects.

We wish all good luck and good fortune in the coming year.  
Thanks to everyone for your continued support.
See you on set.

Friday, August 24, 2007

DATELINE August 24th, an ocean container in earshot of the Bob Hope Airport.
WOW. Where did that summer go? I hope you were able to squeeze in some fun. It was tough cause it's been BUSY.
Let's start where I left off...

This years Cinegear show was a resounding success! Sure, it was great to show off our Monster Boxes and our newly aquired Briese lights direct from Germany, but beyond that, it's always so much fun to see faces from the past. We also met tons of DPs and Gaffers who were very excited by what we're doing. Here's a shot of some Cinegear participants gathering around the Monster Lighting booth.

Monster Lighting also seen around town doing commercials for Texas Instruments, NFL Films, ABC Promos, DSW, Dominoes Pizza and Victoria's Secret. Also an awesome video for Velvet Revolver "The Last Fight". Now it's pretty well known I'm a musical snob. I gotta tell ya, I thought this band rocked! The song was excellent and JHawk did a mind blowing job of capturing it on film. I was happy to be a part of it.

Take a look at these Monster Boxes hard ar work on a DSW Commercial. Great, powerfull light sources with a wonderful wrap quality.

Summer is coming to a close kids. We are thankful for being blessed with so many great experiences and wonderful people.

I hope your world is bright.
See you on set.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Dateline June 1st. Monster Lighting HQ.

It's that time of year again my friends. The annual Cine Gear Expo trade show is almost here. This is THE best trade show in L.A. to see all the latest and greatest film tools as well as catch up with faces from the past. This will be the third appearance of Monster Lighting at Cine Gear Expo and we are thrilled to be participating again. Our booth will be in the large white tent just like last year. Look for us on your right as you enter the tent. Of course we will be displaying Monster Boxes, but the real big news for us this year is the addition of our Briese Lights to our inventory. Come by and see a 180, 140 and 77 Briese light up close and working. We are excited to offer these fine lighting instruments to the film community and would love to show you how they function. Stop by our booth and mention you heard about Cine Gear here and receive of FREE gift!

Go to for more information and FREE registration.


Exhibition and Premiere Seminars
Friday, June 22, 2007 - Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, June 23, 2007 - Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Film Series at Cine Gear Expo
Thursday, June 21, 2007 - Hours: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday, June 22, 2007 - Hours: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 23, 2007 - Hours: 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Wadsworth Theatre and Grounds Address:
11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90073-1003
There is ample on site parking with easy access. Parking is $7 per day, payable at the event only.

See you at Cine Gear!

Attendees flock to the Monster Lighting booth at the 2006 Cine Gear Expo show.