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#1 fstop

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 10:06 AM

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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 11:01 AM

Can anyone point me in the direction of anywhere in London I can pick up a camera assistant toolbelt/pouch at short notice? Prices?

Many thanks in advance!


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#3 Mike Kaminski

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 07:15 PM

You could always go to a hardware or surplus store if you cant make it to a proper cine store. My AC gear is all custom made out of bits and pieces--army belts, altered tool pouches; heck my minimag light holder is a pepper spray holster that a friend who works in security gave me. Companies like Cine Bags charge so much money for gear you can just get yourself at a fraction of the cost.
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#4 Mike Kaminski

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 04:17 PM

Mike,

just out of curiosity, any chance you post an image of your belt? The idea of fashioning something so last minute reeks of failure, but the sense of accomplishment and (more importantly) money saving leaves me intrgiued....

Many thanks!


I dont have any handy unfortunately. Though i wouldnt recommend scrambling to make your own at the last minute, as it likely will be less than impressive. Mine took me many weeks of collecting and additions to find the right pieces. Though i suppose if you have no choice you just do what you gotta do; all you need is essentially is a pouch to keep stuff in, really. One AC i worked with just used an across-the-shoulder army pouch from WWII, looked like something Indiana Jones had (i dont recommed this though, as it doesnt hug the body well and thus gets in the way).
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#5 Rik Andino

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 09:31 PM

Like many opthers have said: a too- belt is nothing more than something to hold your tools.

Go to the Hardware store (or better, a Home Depot, I dunno if they exist in the UK)...
browse through the store and see which tool-belt best fits your need.

You can also go to an Army surplus store...
Ammo pouches make good pouches to carry all sorts of tools.

Also you can get a carabiner (like the one used for climbing)
And tie trickline to it and use it to hold your taperoll--you can connect the carabiner to your belt.

Also a water bottle pouch can be used to carry canned-air.

Just take a look an improvise.


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