Posted 19 November 2008 - 08:59 PM
What would you suggest.
I've got Gels, Scrims, Tape, Swiss army knife....Just the essentials. That word might be to vague, but if you've got something to add, I'd like to hear it. Or are these the tools a gaffer would need and not a DP.
Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:52 PM
Check the 'Set Lighting Technicians Handbook' by Box, probably the most promoted literature on this site. It has lists of things every electric toolkit should have, the 'essentials.'
Posted 20 November 2008 - 01:42 AM
That said, I don't think anyone around a set should go without a flashlight and a leatherman.
To your list for an electric's basic kit I would add a multimeter and a good pair of gloves.
For Dave's neck of the woods, an electric heater wouldn't go unappreciated for the truck.
Edited by Chris Keth, 20 November 2008 - 01:43 AM.
Posted 20 November 2008 - 11:16 PM
What would an Indie guy like me might want to add to their kit.
Posted 25 November 2008 - 05:18 PM
In addition to Box's excellent book (which you must own), you might consider Uva's Grip Book and Doug Hart's camera assistant book.
I'd also recommend one of the excellent books on lighting.
Based completely on a opinion formed out of mid-air, it looks like grip stuff should be next on your list (nets, flags, etc.).
To the list of really essential, essentials - I'll add a Sharpie marker and those chemical handwarmer things.
Posted 25 November 2008 - 09:52 PM
Those reflective screens that are put on car windshields to block the sun and insulation panels are also good indie reflectors in case you need more.
Electricians gloves, a large tape measure like 100'. Lens cleaner. Compressed air cans. Dry erase markers for the slate.
And the list goes on.