My name is Peter D’Angelo. In 1984, I got my first job in the film business, producing animated trailers for movie theaters (“And now, our feature presentation,” and the like). After seven years of that, I decided I didn’t want to spend the rest of my working days in a small, dark, windowless room. From 1993 to 2008, I was employed at High Output, New England’s largest grip and lighting rental house; I worked as one of their field technicians in a grip truck with a mounted 1000-amp generator, largely on TV commercials. In 2008, I decided to try the freelance market, after being offered the job as best boy rigging grip on Paul Blart: Mall Cop, which filmed at the Burlington Mall. I have worked on many feature films since, including Surrogates, Grown Ups 1&2, That’s My Boy, RIPD, Edge of Darkness, American Hustle, and the soon-to-be-released The Sea of Trees and Joy, to name just a few.