Brian R. Johnson

Co-Founder, Gaffer

With 20 plus years in this business, Brian’s experiences lie on a broad spectrum of capabilities. As a lighting technician from feature films to commercials and from budgets from 100 dollars to 100 million, he has served as lamp operator, rigging electric, generator operator, best boy electric and gaffer. After graduating Penn State University with a film and video degree, he spent eight years in Boston cutting his teeth on feature films like Mona Lisa Smile, Stuck On You and What Lies Beneath.

In 2003, Brian turned his attention to commercial work and relocated to Little Rock, Arkansas, where he worked the next eight years producing high-end regional and national commercials with Dempsey Film Group as the grip electric manager and on-staff gaffer.

In 2011 he acquired a 5 ton truck and grip lighting package and started his own lighting business, Continuous Grip Electric Services where he served local and out-of-state production companies with top-notch lighting for their projects.

In 2016, Brian partnered with Dave Calhoun and Film Gear Rentals to expand their inventory, supply clients with an unsurpassed level of combined experience, and to create a true rental house in Arkansas.

What Happens Later

Oct 2023

Dave Calhoun, B Camera Operator
Brian R. Johnson, Genny Operator
Matt Bates, Best Boy Electric
Oscar Zamora, Key Grip


Dec 2022

Dave Calhoun, Jib Operator
Brian Johnson, Rigging Gaffer
Matt Bates, Gaffer
Oscar Zamora, Best Boy

Invisible Pilot

Mar 2022

Dave Calhoun, Ep 1 Gaffer
Brian R. Johnson, Ep 2 Gaffer
Matt Bates, Ep 3, Gaffer

God's Not Dead 3

Mar 2018

Dave Calhoun, Key Grip
Brian Johnson, Gaffer
Matt Bates, Best Boy Electric
Oscar Zamora, Best Boy Grip

God's Not Dead 2

Apr 2016

Brian Johnson, Key Grip
Matt Bates, Best Boy Grip
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