Our Team

All associates are independent contractors who are approved drivers on all Commons Production vehicles. We strive to bring clients the best experience possible following the highest professional standards.

Spencer Commons, owner of Commons Productions

Spencer Commons


With 35 years of experience in film and video production, Spencer brings a wealth of knowledge to any shoot. Calm, professional and ready to problem solve any lighting and grip challenges. Documentary to feature, corporate to commercial, Bay Area to around the world. Excellence without attitude.

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Rick Larse, Commons Productions Associate, Professional Lighting and Grip

Rick Larsen

Rick Larsen has 25 years experience working Lighting and Grip in Features, Television, Commercials, Corporate Video and Events. Rick prides himself on being a team player and enjoys the collaborative process that is inherent in the Industry. Rick is certified in Scuba, Ariel Lifts and Generator Operation. He always tries to bring good humor to work no matter how difficult the project.


Jeff Nealon

Jeff Nealon

For 25 years Jeff has been providing lighting and grip expertise to all types of productions throughout California. Specializing in custom camera rigging and mounts, Jeff can work as a Key Grip, Best Boy or Dolly Grip. He has a professional attitude, with plenty of experience.


Nelson Chang

With over 20 years film and video experience, Nelson brings a broad and diverse set of skills to any production. As an award winning film maker, his great eye for visual quality is an asset on every project. Above and beyond all this, he's just fun to have on set. You can count on Nelson to get the job done with a smile on his face.