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Meet 10 – Wesley Degenstein, Gaffer

Equity stream connecting qualified candidates passionate about a career in the Lighting/Electrics Department

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Creative Pathways
August 6, 2022
}12:00 pm
One-time
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The Lighting/Electrics department works with the Director of Photography (DOP) to design, set-up and control the lighting. This team also supports the camera department’s electrical needs.  Connect with Wesley Degenstein, Gaffer and discover what different roles and opportunities are available in the Lighting/Electrics Department in motion picture television and film!

Meet 10 is an equity stream connecting qualified candidates to industry hirers.  This panel will be moderated and held over Zoom, with live captions enabled.  Joining us is special guest, TikTok’s Megan Props (@meganprops).

Wesley Degenstein

Wesley Degenstein

Gaffer

Wesley has worked in the electrics department for almost 10 years.  He went to film school at Red Deer college in Alberta and graduated in 2011 with an applied degree in Motion Picture Arts.  He starting in non-union land working his way up from gripping to best boy electrics in a short time and became a member of IATSE 891 in 2017 in the Lighting department. Since then he has had the privilege of working on some really terrific feature and television series with a diverse range of lighting styles and techniques from Once Upon a Time and Stephen King’s the Stand, to 1922, and Swan Song.
Megan Props

Megan Props

@meganprops

B.C. born and Saskatchewan raised, Megan moved to the west coast alone at 19. A few years later she found her way into the film Industry through friends. After her first 13 hours of peeling duradeck out of mud, she stuck around working as a Production Assistant for over 2 years taking on many different roles in the locations department before finding connections into props. Being creative and artistic her whole life she found a place in the props department to flourish. Megan then discovered how interested people were in what she was doing at work after posting a video on Tiktok about aging items to fit a scene. After a few videos went viral she claimed the name @meganprops on social media and grew a large following for herself. The amicable, behind-the-scenes artist continues to push her boundaries in the industry by beginning to travel and experience the movie world in other cultures and countries.

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