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The Camera Assistant's Manual, 6th Edition by SOC David E. Elkins

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Appendix D Tools, Accessories, and Expendables

Many professions require that you have your own tools and equipment to do the job. This is the case with a professional Assistant Cameraman. Without the 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 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 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 Expendables ...

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