Owner, Van Meter Group, Inc.: "Nicholas and his team were rock solid on our 4 day shoot. Not only did he do his job well, he was creative, quick, patient and made sure that we hit all the best spots in Encinitas. There is no doubt that I will hire him again for our next video production. A true professional with a fun and engaging attitude."
Fred NorfleetOwner, Norfleet Video Productions: "I have enjoyed working with Nick on several video shoots. He is a skilled gaffer. He is easy to work with - very helpful in any given situation. I highly recommend Nick Calabria for any of your lighting and grip needs."
Jeffrey Hayzlett, Prime Time TV Host and Contributing Editor: "Worked with Nicholas on a couple of shoots for our primetime show--- this guy rocks---professional, helpful and all around a great professional to work with on location and off. Looking forward to linking up again!"
Traci VanWyk, COO - GPA: "Nicholas has always been a go-to guy. I've asked for the moon and the sun on a project and he always gets it done. He's talented, efficient, and fun to work with. The results have always met our expectations and beyond. I never have to worry about him being on time, having what he needs, or complaining about going overtime - he's on it!"
Lee Dashiell, Director of Photography, Osprey Production Group: "If you're looking for a Gaffer with gear in San Diego, you've found the right guy. We just used Nicholas for a shoot and couldn't have been more pleased. Solid experienced gaffer with great gear. Thanks again!"
Dan Valdes, First line Creative: "Nicholas has an easy going, energetic, professional and enthusiastic manner on set. He's an artisan that paints with light and thoroughly enjoys the creative process. We shot 12 hours, employing 2 camera units, 17 executives on camera, concurrently rolling both scenes and came in on budget with no sacrifice to quality. Our director, producer and DP all commented on how smooth the day went and how beautifully the scenes were lit. I can wholeheartedly recommend Nicholas Calabria as a Gaffer for commercial and corporate communications shoots where lighting acumen is required. He even helped me staff the shoot with referrals for numerous crew positions not exclusive to the grip and electrics dept. making him even more of an asset to an out of town production manager looking to quickly staff a shoot with top local talent. I'd call on him again anytime we have the opportunity to work together. He's one of the pros!"
Kevin Anson, Video Producer, Video Builders: "We've worked with Nicholas on several occasions and will continue to work with him for all of our lighting needs. He was professional, punctual, great with my client and the end result was exactly what you'd expect from a professional lighting company. The types of videos we worked with him on were high dollar projects and Nicholas brought his "A Game". All in all he made me look good, which is always nice."
Chris Carter, Executive Vice President REP Interactive:"I've had the pleasure of working with Nicholas on several productions and have always had outstanding results. His work ethic and attitude alone are superior to other contractors I've worked with in the past and to top it off, Nick has some serious skills! I would highly recommend working with Nick on productions big and small."