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15:58 Feb 5, 2010
English to Croatian translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama
Additional field(s): Media / Multimedia
English term or phrase: gaffer
Definition from
The gaffer is an electrician who manages the lighting in a film production. This position is both technical and creative — responsibilities can include everything from setting up portable generators to creating certain mood effects with lights. In television this position is often referred to as the chief lighting technician.

Example sentence(s):
  • Also, there may be a research aspect involved in each project, depending on the subject matter and historical significance, etc. Gaffers need to understand lighting in relation to the historical context and desired ambience of each production. When working on smaller productions gaffers may have a bigger say in the artistic qualities of the lighting and attend production meetings to discuss lighting needs and special effects with directors. The EI Group
  • Ideally, the gaffer is able to execute his lighting plan while standing with the director of photography and looking at the shot from the camera, while the best boy and electricians adjust the lights.
  • Though the Director of Photography very much has a picture in his mind of the way he would like the scene to look, he draws upon the Gaffers in-depth knowledge of lighting stock to produce the required effect. The gaffer will also understand the logistical implications of how best to do this. Hubpages Inc.
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4 +1(glavni) rasvjetljivač
Darko Kolega
5dizajner svjetla
Elio Verbanac

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dizajner svjetla

Definition from Akademija dramskih umjetnosti:
Dizajner svjetla je član filmske ekipe koji određuje postavu svjetla.

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  • Postavu svjetla u televizijskoj ekipi određuje osoba za koju se koriste razna imena. Kod nas je dugo bio uobičajen izraz majstor rasvjete, što je dovodilo do zabuna jer se isti naziv koristi za glavnog električara u filmskoj ekipi. Engleski izrazi su lighting director, lighting supervisor i lighting designer, dok se za glavnog električara u filmskoj ekipi koristi izraz gaffer. U novije doba se kod nas udomaćio naziv koji ćemo i mi koristiti, dizajner svjetla. - Akademija dramskih umjetnosti  
Elio Verbanac
Local time: 13:39
Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian, Native in Serbo-CroatSerbo-Croat
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60 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
(glavni) rasvjetljivač

Definition from own experience or research:
osoba zadužena za rad rasvjetnom opremom; majstor (tehničar) rasvjetne opreme

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  • U realizaciji su sudjelovali i simatelj Dean Bjelinski, majstor rasvjete, i tonski snimatelj Željko Vrščak, rasvjetljivač Krešimir Ciganović, montažer Nikola Bišćan, Dubravka Premar i Gordan Fučkar, koji su se pozabavili obradom zvuka, te izvršni producent Borna Subota i njegova asistentica Dubravka Čulić. - HFS  
  • Kristijan Milić rođen je 1969. u Zagrebu. Od 1993. do 2000. radi kao scenski radnik i rasvjetljivač. Godine 1994. godine upisuje Akademiju dramske umjetnosti u Zagrebu. - Festival igranog filma u Puli  
Darko Kolega
Local time: 13:39
Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian
PRO pts in category: 8

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Yes  Sasa Kalcik
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