Romaine Foster

Lighting Technician

Romaine's job title is Company Director at Set Pod Lighting

What I do

I provide specific lighting to create the look or atmosphere my client wants. This can be for anyone, from fashion shoots, music videos and films, to international commercials.

Film set lighting

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How I became a technician

A typical day in my
working life

A surprising fact about my job

I was a boxer before I started in the film industry. I still train and do sports.


A little more about
my everyday role

What I love most about my job

I have been to places that I thought I would never go to. For the Queen’s Jubilee, I did a BBC programme called The Crown, and I was up close to the jewels! There are also lots of travel opportunities. I recently did a fashion shoot in Paris. One minute you might be in central London and the next in Liverpool or Paris or Milan.

The most exciting thing I’ve achieved so far in my job

When I first started, it was exciting seeing all the celebrities. But now, seeing an empty room grow into a massive production is really exciting. For me, it’s about being part of something that is bigger than you.

The next steps in my career journey

I have started a lighting company, which is something I never thought I would do. Hopefully, I will build on what I have started and in five years’ time it will have grown.

The advice I'd give to
someone younger

Don’t be scared to try different things. Put yourself in a situation that you would normally say no to, and don’t feel like everyone is against you.

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