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#1 Nyssa Gluck

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:16 PM

Hey all,
Is there an actual difference between an optical lens chamois and the ones you can find at a store like blick? If so, what kind of chamois should I be looking for? I'm trying to put my 2cd ac gear kit together - I'd appreciate any tips on where to get quality tools, but that aren't over priced.
Thanks much -N
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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:59 AM

You need to use your full real name, it's one of the rules.

I'd buy this type of stuff from a store that supplies the industry, it's petty cash compared to the cost of the glass ware you're cleaning. Personally I don't use chamois, but any I've seen being used looks finer the type you use for washing windows.

You can get similar tools at DIY stores or tool suppliers.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:56 AM

Cool. Thank you.
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#4 Tony Muna

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:44 PM

When I started 2nd'ing which I still do.

I would go on filmtools and get a rough understanding on what may be needed on set.

I would start by asking your first. Who knows you might be doubling up on tools. Most 1st's that I have worked for tells me after the first day that we don't need 2 cinebags, and keep my tool bag on the truck and load his/hers on the carts.

If you're building a kit, ask your 1st. I'm sure he/she will help unless you over sold yourself.
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#5 Tony Muna

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:56 PM

Forgot to mention: after I searched on filmtools and sourced out at the local tool stores.

A must in my pouch:
Multi-tool (leatherman-skeleton)
Stubby
Cheap precision pen (Philip & Srewdriver)
Velcro clinch
Bubble leveler

And of course,
Insert slate
Kleenslate marker
Extra china markers ( dressed with Velcro) white and yellow - colors to see at night
Lens pen
Microfiber
Bongo ties
Sharpie
Torch (flashlight)
Rocket

Also strapped to my waist,
16' hard tape
50' soft tape
Distanc finder laser ( if my 1st uses it)
My paper tape
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