Jim Plannette is one of Hollywood's most reknowned and respected Chief Lighting Technicians (Gaffer) with more than 30 years experience in the motion picture business. As Gaffer, he collaborated with the DP in the lighting of over 35 films including "Young Frankenstein," "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," "The Fisher King," "Legends of the Fall", "Braveheart", "Twister", "The Rainmaker", "Magnolia", "Traffic", "Heist", "Ocean's Eleven", and "Solaris".

Jim recently co-taught the DP Master course with John Toll ("Braveheart" and "Legends of the Fall")