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The Camera Assistant's Manual, 4th Edition by SOC David E. Elkins

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Appendix D

Tools and Accessories

Many professions require that you have your own tools and equipment necessary to do the job. This is the case with a professional Camera Assistant. Without some basic tools, accessories, and expendables, you will not be able to perform your job properly and most likely will not be hired for future jobs. Some of the tools are basic everyday items that you may need to mount the camera onto a particular platform or to perform minor repairs on the camera. Others are specialized pieces of equipment that are unique to the film industry. Some of the items in your tool kit or ditty bag should also include many of the items on the camera department expendables list. In addition, many assistants also have certain specialty ...

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