Starting as a 2nd
Posted 15 February 2007 - 02:58 PM
I'm just starting out in the field of AC'ing, working super duper low budget shows and building experience, and I feel it's time to buy the beginnings of a kit. What are the absolute essentials to get, and what can I live without until I start getting better work?
Posted 15 February 2007 - 04:39 PM
good luck and have fun (if it's not fun go be a lawyer, the money's much better)
Posted 16 February 2007 - 02:40 AM
Posted 18 February 2007 - 04:31 AM
-Large flathead screwdriver for baseplates
-insert slate (comes in handy for much more than just slating)
-slate marker (dry erase)
-Sharpies, Fine tips, and ball point pens
-can of air
-tape measure (fatmax are amazing)
On the camera cart nearby:
-Tape roll with assorted colored 1/2" paper tape for setting marks
-roll of 2" black or photoblack paper tape
-couple rolls of white gaff tape (or any visible color) for labeling cameras or filters etc.
-small clipboard for reports or notes
There are lots of other supplies to get but as a 2AC, in my experience, these are the items I use everyday on set, and could not get by without.