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The Camera Assistant by Douglas Hart

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APPENDIX B

Expendable Supplies Shopping List

Equipping a major motion picture shooting for six months in the mountains of Tibet is obviously different from equipping a one-day commercial in a studio in midtown Manhattan involving only tabletop shooting, but start with a complete list and eliminate what you won't need. Experience and developing your own working style will further refine the list.

Some of these items are available from the rental house where the cameras are coming from, usually at inflated prices. Some are available free from the laboratory. Other places to shop are a camera store, a stationery store, a hardware store, a pharmacy, and a sporting goods or camping store.

Sometimes the production company will want everything purchased ...

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