BBC Culture: Behind the Camera – Get Santa

Chris Georgas is a Greek-born Head Electrician, also know in the film industry as the “Gaffer” or the Chief Lighting Technician (CLT).

Chris has worked on many international films including Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint), An Education (Carey Mulligan, Olivia Williams, Peter Sarsgaad), The Sweeney (Ray Winstone, Ben Drew), and Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law).

BBC Culture caught up with Chris Georgas on the set of his latest film, Get Santa, starring Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent and Rafe Spall. Chris told us about his work, the crucial collaboration with the Director of Photography, lighting Elves, creating moonlight and why he has to be discreet working around actors.

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