Brad Lipson has been in the film business for 30 years. He started his career in Denver, Colorado in 1979 where he learned not only electric and lighting, but all aspects of filmmaking. He started working for a gaffer who owned a small lighting company and quickly worked his way up to best boy as the lighting company began to grow.
By the mid 1980’s Brad was gaffing movies of the week for Viacom, such as the Perry Mason Returns series. He and a partner then opened up their own production company and wrote, produced, shot and edited commercials and short film projects.
In 1996 Brad moved to Los Angeles to live and work in the epicenter of the film industry. He entered the market as a gaffer with the main VFX unit on the movie Titanic and has continued gaffing on numerous independent feature films, countless commercials and television projects such as House, Without A Trace and The Office to name a few.
In 2008 Brad began pursuing work as a director of photography. He shot a comedy series for Spike TV called Factory which enabled him to join Local 600. He then worked on the TV series Ugly Betty as the chief lighting technician and director of photography for double-up days. In 2009, Brad was the gaffer on the Christian Slater series The Forgotten, and shot many days of principle photography throughout the run of the Jerry Bruckheimer production. Most recently Brad shot many days of principal photography for the first season CW Network show Hart of Dixie as well as shooting the entire episode of "Bachelorettes & Bullets" and shared a director of photography credit for the episode “The Undead & The Unsaid.” Brad is currently shooting the second season of Wilfred for FX.