Derek Johnson is a Digital Loader/DIT who frequently works for Shane. He’s going to review what he keeps in his kit. It is a hybrid of some of things a camera assistant might carry so he is prepared to assist if necessary.
Digital Loader/DIT, Derek Johnson
Utility Pouch and Basic Tools
Derek has a Molle military style utility pouch that he wears on his belt. Inside the pouch are the basic items he keeps with him at all times when working.
Expo Marker -For marking mags. He always keeps a backup marker.
Olfa Sissors with a serrated edge for cutting gaff tape.
Leatherman has a variety of tools for easy access.
Rosco Lens Tissue for quick access to clean equipment.
Derek has a few tape rolls that he uses frequently so he keeps these clipped on his hip as well.
Shurtape 1/2″ Artist’s Paper Tape – Orange – for laying down marks or for creating quick labels.
GT Pro Gaffer’s Tape Roll (1″ x 55 yd, White) – taping things down or labeling.
ProTapes Pro Gaffer Tape (2″ x 12 yd, Black) – for matte boxes or covering a surface.