David R. Lowing

My objective is to provide every project with quality workmanship and the advantage of my diversified experience.

Qualifications and Specialties:
I am qualified to operate Fisher, chapman and panther dollies and am proficient with many cranes and jibs.
I am proficient with various car rigs, own the Matthews Hood and Hostess Tray mounts, the Panther multi-mount, speed rail, and various clamps both custom and purchased..
I've filled the positions of Gaffer, Rigger, Key Grip and lighting designer on various projects and am proficient in all electrics and grip positions.
I have a very strong and long running background in sheet metal, steel and wood project design, layout and fabrication.
I also have a complete maintenance and fabrication shop standing by at my disposal any time of the day.  This shop includes Mill, Lathe, welders, brake, shear, sewing, electronics bench, and a complete assortment of power hand tools.

Education:
Jenison Public grade school thru Sr. High School
Attended Rets Electronics School 1974 thru 1975, electronics theory, troubleshooting and repair
Attended Grand Valley State University 1977 thru 1982, Business, Interior design and Theatrical lighting design.

Employment Positions held:
1970 thru 1981, sheet metal layout (shop) for Steigmeyer Heating and Lowing Enterprises (heating and air conditioning)
1979 thru present, Full time and part time stagehand, IATSE locals M-291 and M-26
1981 thru 1983, audio visual equipment sales, Burke Technologies
1985 thru present, Owner/ President of Lowing Light and Grip and Lowing Products
Lowing Light & Grip provides lighting and camera support to the motion picture production industry
Lowing Products provides the finest custom designed and fabricated products to the motion picture production, aeronautics and automotive industries.

Some Projects:
Numerous and on going industrial and advertising projects as Gaffer, Dolly Grip, Key Grip for all medium to larger production companies in West Michigan.
1996 to present assemble equipment and consulting on projects both large and small for many professional and educational video and film projects.
1999, Feature Film, "In the woods", Gaffer, Katharsis Productions
2001, Feature Film, Gaffer, "An Ordinary Killer" Collective Development
2002, Feature Film, "Black Bird Island”, Our Small Planet Productions,
2004, Feature Film, Dolly Grip, Kalamazoo, Londinium Productions,
2004, Equipment supplier and associate lighting designer John Kerry for president Midwest tour
2007, Lighting Designer for Gerald Ford State Funeral, Fox News Productions



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