Andy Cook Chicago Gaffer Video production lighting




(708) 476-5811
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Here is what I bring to your video production:

  • I’m a seasoned pro who has been lighting for over 25 years.

  • I work quickly and have creative solutions for any situation.

  • I will travel anywhere in the Midwest: Chicago,Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri.
  • My grip rental packages are well maintained and easy to unload at location.
  • I will put together entire production crews together for you. I work with all the best grips, audio, makeup, p.a.’s, etc.
  • My rates are reasonable.

Well maintained production lighting equipment for video:

  • Kino Flos, Hmi’s and Mole Richardson lights
  • Rolls to location in a timely and efficient manner
  • 2 truck packages at reasonable rates

What past clients have said:

Andy’s commitment to excellence is his top priority. Working within budgets, managing a tight crew or working solo, Andy always delivers the goods. The owner operator of a 3 ton and 1 ton lighting package rest assured Andy’s gear is well maintained, his presence on set always appreciated, always trying to make a shot better. Andy Cook has been my first choice gaffer for several years, when you come to the Midwest for your production you’ll want to make Andy your “first choice” as well.
– Bob Long
Director of Photography Chicago


We have worked with Andy numerous times and I have always found his work to be skillful, creative and sensitive to the subject. He is very flexible and always has the right tools for the job.
– Bob Hercules
Media Process Group (Chicago)


“With nVision’s demanding national production needs for corporate and non-profit clients, we call upon the best talent in each market to assist us. Andy Cook provides that professionalism and can-do approach that we relish on our high-profile projects. It may be the best lighting services or a solution to a unique problem standing in the way of a breakthrough look. No matter what, Andy always comes through for us.”
– Paul Froehlich
VP, Executive Producer
Nvision NYC


Thank you Andy for driving through the ice and snow from Chicago all the way to Iowa to help us out with our production. That may be par for the course for you, but for those of us from LA it is going way above and beyond the call of duty. Your experience and great attitude was very much appreciated. Warm Regards,
– Greg Kendrick
Waywest Lighting & Camera, Inc. (LA)


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