About Mastershot Films
Mastershot Films is a video lighting service, providing clients with van-sized lighting packages and skilled technicians to deliver & operate our gear
We specialize in lighting interviews, branded content, corporate videos & commercials. Our lighting packages are tailored to smaller productions & serve as an alternative to oversize grip trucks and traditional rental houses.
Unlike the strict ‘pay-now policy’ of rental houses, we can offer a 30-day payment option for existing clients upon request.
Expendables are charged on a per-use basis and we offer free delivery & overnight garage parking for multi-day shoots.
LIGHTING RENTAL MANAGER
Habib Awan studied International Communications at American University, and worked in the independent film scene in the DC-Maryland-Virginia area for four years before moving to NYC in 2014
Originally focusing on cinematography, Habib became enamored with lighting and began focusing on gaffing. After nearly nine years working on shorts, commercials, and features films, Habib joined the Mastershot team in Late 2019.
Tom Chaves is an NYC-based gaffer and founder of Mastershot Films, a company that provides G&E services to productions in New York.
Tom holds a B. A. in film production from CUNY Brooklyn College and has been working in lighting for 10+ years on commercials, documentaries, and corporate videos. After working with thousands of cinematographers, he has learned a lot about the importance of lighting and how to use it to effectively tell a story through light.
In addition to working on set, Tom also hosts the NYC Video Podcast on Spotify.
OUR GAFFERS AND GRIPS SPECIALIZE IN FILMS, COMMERCIALS, INTERVIEWS, & PRODUCT SHOOTS
EACH OF OUR VANS HAVE HMI’S, LITEMATS, BATTERY-OPERATED LIGHTS, A DANA DOLLY, ETC…
OUR VANS CONTAIN A VARIETY OF LIGHTING OPTIONS FOR DIVERSE SHOOTING LOCATIONS
WE CARRY EXTRA CABLES (SDI & HDMI), BATTERIES, AND TRIPOD SCREWS – JUST IN CASE!
WE OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR SHORT PASSION PROJECTS TO OUR REPEAT CLIENTS
WE CAN PROVIDE BTS PHOTOS FOR DP’S (GREAT FOR BLOGS, NEWSLETTERS, WEBSITES, SOCIAL MEDIA, ETC.)
NO NEED TO HIRE A P.A. & TRUCK TO PICK-UP/DROP OFF G&E GEAR
COURTEOUS LIGHTING TECHNICIANS WHO ACT PROFESSIONALLY AROUND YOUR CLIENTS
WE OFFER PROFESSIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO HELP CREW YOUR SHOOTS
COMPLIMENTARY RECYCLED EXPENDABLES (UPON AVAILABILITY)
FREE OVERNIGHT GARAGE PARKING FOR MULTI-DAY SHOOTS
FREE DELIVERY IN MANHATTAN & BROOKLYN
We offer Net30 payment option upon request for repeat clients
ALWAYS EARLY TO SET