Craig “Burnie” Burns is a Lighting Designer and Chief Lighting Technician with over 20 years experience in the field. Burnie has been hired on thousands of projects in that time and has brought the highest production standards to each and every project. He is the proud owner of Burnie’s Grip and Lighting, where he supplies production equipment and crew, from small units to large Hollywood television shows. He is in constant demand and has been hired all over the world to ply his trade.
One of Burnie’s passions is exploring new business opportunities. This has lead him to start several other businesses. One is San Diego Grip and Lighting, expanding his regional reach throughout Southern California.
Burnie’s other passion is education. As the author of the book “No One Talks About LIGHTING the Elephant in the Room: The Business of Grip and Lighting“, Burnie addresses the need for good business practices in our industry. The book has been such a success, and the demand for the information so great, he has developed a new workshop to address the subject. His workshop “Bringing Your Business To Light” debuted in 2015. The workshop teaches two very important aspects under served by today’s educational institutions – business practices and lighting techniques.
Besides debuting the new workshops in 2015, Burnie is exploring expanding his core business of grip and lighting and production services to other cities and has started to author a second book on media distribution.
Burnie’s workshops offers a local LA crew guarantee, student and group discounts are also available. Take the time to Invest in yourself!
Here are some of the networks and companies, Burnie has served:
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