I'm not completely new in the filmmaking industry, but I now seriously want to get on more and more AC/loader jobs on pro productions. I'm based in Montreal.
I'm looking into building an AC kit, this will of course get bigger and bigger as times goes, but what is the basic stuff I need, and what are the good tips, so I have the stuff the others don't:-)
And where do I but these things?
Head to www.whatireallywanttodo.com
and click on "Additional Resources." Scroll to the bottom of the page to find some excellent books that focus on Camera Assisting. What I Really Want to Do: On Set in Hollywood
describes everything you should have for each position in the camera department and how much you can expect to pay.
As mentioned, FILMTOOLS in Burbank has most of these items. Also try Panavision Woodland Hills, Panavision Hollywood, Alan Gordon in Hollywood, The Expendable Supply Store in Burbank, and Studio Depot (Mole Richardson) in Hollywood.