Appendix D

Tools and Accessories

Many professions require that you have your own tools and equipment 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 may not be hired for future jobs. Some of the tools are basic everyday items or tools that you will need to mount the camera onto a particular platform or to perform minor repairs on the camera. Others are specialized pieces of equipment or tools that are unique to the film industry. Many Camera Assistants also have certain specialty items in their ditty bag based on personal preference. Your toolkit or ditty bag should also include many of the items on the Camera Department ...

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