36 Equipment

Throughout your career, you will acquire many items of equipment, ranging from the marginally useful (‘I can't imagine why I keep carting this around’) to the absolutely vital (‘Where the – expletive deleted – is it, I distinctly remember putting it in the kit?’). When you do purchase your own equipment, make sure you keep any equipment manuals in a safe place, and photocopy the parts you most often use for reference and carry them with you if necessary.

If you have several items of one type, e.g. rechargeable batteries or XLR cables, it is good working practice to have them individually identifiable. In this way, you can for example establish a routine for cycling through the batteries, ensuring each gets regular use; and should ...

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