Chris Banks

With over 20 years experience I have recently worked on large set productions for BBC and ITV, covering roles as lighting-TV Gaffer,Board Operator,Moving Light/Technology Tech,X-FLEX LED Ribbon installation and operation, Dimmer Tech. I also looked after the in house lighting at the Manchester Central Convention Centre (formerly Gmex). I can competently draw, read and implement lighting plans and have vast experience organizing crew and equipment at the highest level.

Previous Experience:

Owner, c-lighting
June 2001 – Present (13 years 2 months)Manchester, United Kingdom
Lighting design for Corporate and Television
Crew Chief-LED and Event

Lighting Designer, Playlight
May 1998 – February 2001 (2 years 10 months)


ELS own one of the largest stocks of Professional Audio Visual, Lighting & Staging Equipment on the Island, including: Custom Stage Sets - Lighting - Sound - Plasma & LCD Screens - Data Projectors - Litedeck Staging - Nimlok Pop Up Displays -Lecterns - HD Cameras - Vision Mixers - Editing Facilities - Cue Monitors - Giant LED Screens (Indoor & Outdoor) - Special Effects - Laser Shows & Visuals - Searchlights

New “LiteDeck” staging available for hire: a range of deck sizes, legs and accessories. Litedeck is the industry standard
when it comes to lightweight portable staging. Various stage heights are achievable with hand rail and stair units available where required. We can now also offer full CAD drawing facilities for complex stage designs showing bracing and loading information.


past productions:

Take Down (2014)
— Rigging and lighting