Gaffer with G&E Kit

Myles Smythe is an American cinematographer with more than twenty years of experience as a director of photography and still photographer. With a great passion for lighting and a deep electrical background, Myles enjoys setting the camera down and working as a Gaffer to perfect his ability to shape, modify and control light for various video and film formats.

Based out of the Greater Sacramento Area, near Auburn, in Northern California. Myles works as a local from Reno, Nevada to San Francisco, California and is available to work worldwide.


Myles is a filmmaking partner, Producer and Director at Sierra Studio Films, where they create award winning productions for documentary, commercials and narrative films. He also recently became a partner with LUX Lighting & Grip providing a Gaffer with a G&E van on set targeting the Reno, NV area. As a certified COVID-19 Compliance Officer, Myles brings enhanced safety and value to your film set.

Select Gaffer Credits

"Bernie Sanders Supermajority" Refinery29 - Political Series | Gaffer | Director Kate Bolger | Link
"The Oxy Kingpins" The Young Turks - Documentary | Gaffer | Director Brendan Fitzgerald
"Ski Heavenly" Altered.LA - Commercial | Gaffer | Director The Clyde Brothers
"Tacos for [Redacted]" Short Film | Gaffer | Director Emily Skyle
"10 Syllables" Short Film | Gaffer | Director Emily Skyle | Link
"Believe in You" (S. 2, E. 2/4) Varsity Brands - Series | Camera Op & Gaffer | Director Tyler Bourns
"The Bust" Short Film | Camera Operator, Gaffer & DIT | Director Nick Anderson
"Stargazer - Marya Stark" Music Video | Gaffer | Director Tessa Shields | Link
"Andria's Story" 23andME - Documentary | Gaffer | Director Veena Rao
"Solar, Energy Choice Initiative" Political TV Commercial | Gaffer | Director Brian Klemesrud
Anthem - Corporate Commercial | Gaffer | Director Chris Morton
The Golf Channel Academy | Grip/Gaffer

Owned G&E Gear

Equipment available for rent on projects with Myles Smythe

Lighting Packages:

ARRI Skypanel S30-C color tuneable LED light.

  • ARRI Skypanel Intensifier for S30-C.

  • DOP Choice SnapGrid for S30-C.

  • DOP Choice 3' Octobox with grid and diffusion cloth.

  • DOP Choice 5' Octobox with grid and diffusion cloth.

  • ARRI Skypanel v-mount battery plate adapter.

  • ARRI Skypanel Remote USB controller.

Litepanels 2x1 Gemini  color tunable LED light.

  • DOP Choice 3' Octobox with grid and diffusion cloth.

  • DOP Choice 5' Octobox with grid and diffusion cloth.

LiteGear LiteMat Plus 3 Hybrid LED Light kit, V-mount.

  • DOP Choice SnapGrid for LiteMat 3.

  • Extension Head Cable.

Mole Richardson 400W Studio Junior Daylight 2K equivelant LED Fresnel.

Hive Wasp 100-C color tuneable LED.

  • V-Mount battery plate.

  • Leko Ellipsoidal adapter.

  • Chimera Medium Softbox with diffusion and speedring.

3 - Astera Helios (small version of Titan) LED Pixel Tube.

  • DOP Choice SnapGrid for Helios Tube.

  • ART7 AsteraBox App wireless controller.

2 - Quasar Science 6' Crossfade LED tube.

Quasar Science 7" Q-LION LED tube.

2 - Mole Richardson mini-mole 200W tungsten lights.

Mole Richardson 9-light Molefay 5.8K tungsten/halogen light (3-20amp circuits)

2 - ETC Source Four Leko 750 Ellipsoidal (50 and 19 degree lens tubes)

Light Modifiers - Non-light Specific:

Westcott DP Kit - ScrimJim Cine 4x4' travel frame.

Westcott ScrimJim Cine frames for 4x4' up to 8x8' frames.

Westcott Bounce and Diffusion fabrics for ScrimJim Cine frames.

2 - Westcott 4x4' floppy to 4x8' black blocking fabric.

Westcott large ScrimJim frame and fabrics including double net.

2 - 4x4' floppy to 4x8' black flag

1 - 4x4' poly silk diffusion frame

2 - 18x48" Solid Cutter

1 - 18x24" Solid flag

1 - 18x24" Open End Double Scrim - Black

1 - 18x24" Open End Single Scrim - Black

2 - 18X24" Open End Silk Scrim

2 - 18x24" Gel Frame

Grip and Electric Packages:

5 - Matthews C-Stand 40" adjustable leg with grip arm and head.

2 - Matthews C-Stand 20" adjustable leg with grip arm and head.

2 - Matthews Overhead Roller junior-receiver stands.

1 - Matthews Combo stand.

2 - Matthews Baby stands.

1 - Matthews Low Boy stand.

1 - Matthews Low Boy Roller stand.

1 - Matthews Junior Boom arm.

1 - Matthews Baby Boom arm.

1 - Matthews Menace Arm Kit 1-1/4".

2 - Full Apple Box.

2 - Quarter Apple Box.

Various Grip Heads, Baby & Junior Clamps and Plates.

5 - Safety Cable Chains.

3 - Suction Cups with 3/8" male stud (50lbs+ capacity)

20+ Speedrail Hollaender misc. fittings for car mount and rigging.

8 - 25 lbs sandbags.

1 - 25 lbs shotbag.

2 - 35 lbs sandbags.

4 - 10 lbs sanbags.

4 - 5 lbs sandbags.

Ultratec Ultra Handy Fogger.

1 - Blueshape BV270HD v-mount battery.

2 - Blueshape 140HD Mini v-mount battery.

2 - Blueshape 100HD v-mount battery.

2 - Switronix XP-L90S v-mount battery.

Blueshape v-mount charger.


8 - 25' 12-gauge stinger cables

3 - 50' 12-gauge stinger cables

100' 12-gauge stinger cable

4x Cubetap

2x Zip cord (black)

Quad 15 amp 120 VAC gang box

3x 100 amp lunch boxes with 5x 20 amp duplex oulets

2x 60 amp gang boxes with 3x 20 amp duplex outlets

25' and 50' 100 amp bates cables

25' Banded 100 amp distro cable

50' 60 amp bates cable

100 amp to 100 and 60 amp bates snake bite

60 amp to dual 60 amp bates snake bite

3x Socket dimmers

Transport and Camera Vehicles:

Nissan NV200 cargo van.

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