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Nov 1994Present

Founder, CEO; Lighting Designer and Consultant

Andrus & Associates

Andrus & Associates is a complete lighting production service and consultancy providing lighting design, consulting, technical support, equipment packaging, on site supervision and more.

Since 1994, Andrus & Associates has achieved value, strength and cost effectiveness for hundreds of TV stations (both start-up and expanding facilities) across the country. Educating and supervising the clients' staff with anything from a small lighting improvement to a complete renovation, Andrus & Associates is known for it's outstanding reputation for craftsmanship, durability, and quality customer service.


Founder, CEO

Andrus Lighting & Grip

Andrus Lighting & Grip is a full service lighting and grip/electric provider for all forms of analog and digital imaging. The one, three and five ton packages can be custom equipped with tungsten, HMI or Kinos, depending on the project's needs.

AL&G has provided equipment as well as crew on hundreds of projects since 1997. The core markets have been multi-cam, commercials, corporate, infomercials, news, sports, documentaries,  green screen, worship, music videos and talk shows to name a few.

Our roster of just over 75 regular clients include Google, CBS, NBC, ABC Sports, ESPN, HBO, PBS and BBC.


Senior Lighting Designer and Director

The Express Group

For 16 years, Chris Andrus traveled the world lighting news, talk and sports show sets for this San Diego-based company. He singlehandedly helped The Express Group become world-renown for their insight, innovation, and experience by intently creating exactly the right lighting look for their clients' specific audience.

At a neck-break pace in 2003, Andrus and Express installed and lit up over one hundred sets world-wide. Clients like DSF (Germany), CKCO (Canada) NBC (USA) WUSA (DC) were all illuminated by Andrus in that exhilarating year.

With Express, Andrus learned the importance of schedules, budgets and client interaction as well as how to make the process of set lighting design and installation and simple and enjoyable.




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Chris Andrus is the team lead and go-to man for each and every lighting design and integration he's commissioned to do. He and his talented crew will work systematically with your Set Designer, Art Director, Producers, Talent, Engineers and even Camera Operators to ensure that your set and talent look absolutely stunning.

Through his companies, Andrus & Associates and Andrus Lighting & Grip, Chris excels at:

      • Lighting Design & Direction       • On Site Supervision       • New Facility Planning       • Budget Preparation       • Equipment Packaging       • Education       • Great Customer Service       • Friendly, Qualified Crewing       • Getting Your Production Covered

Andrus & Associates

We can develop a design with soft warm lighting applications that maximizes your talent's appearance.

Balance, Depth, Color and Background Accents are key factors included in our lighting philosophy.

Chris Andrus

What Others Have Said

Working with Chris Andrus and his team is a professional, efficient, interactive, trusting and gratifying experience.  I have worked with Chris from the simple to the complicated, indoor and controlled to working with what nature offers every outing meets and exceeds expectations.  I happily recommend him for what ever diverse project is on the horizon.

  Steve Lawrence Director ESPN / Peligro Pictures

Chris Andrus is a progressive designer who, unlike many others, is comfortable and well versed with the new technologies involved in lighting for video production. I can recommend him as a consultant and designer for your new facility without hesitation.

Rick T. Loudenburg, Lighting Systems Engineer, IES-TTFL Barbizon Light