(2) Do you have sufficient spare parts and extra expendables for the mission?
Extra batteries are always first on a list of "spare parts." Extra film reels and cables,
spare light bulbs for lamps, extension cords, and filter. Something as simple as a
broken takeup reel could completely stop a filming session for quite a long time. It is
usually the little things that cause a mission to abort. A good cameraman usually has
all the little things necessary to keep the mission going.
e. The last thing you want to happen is that you run out of film, or tape, or your
batteries die. Select your equipment, test it, and make sure your film is of the right
ISO and matches the other cameramen.
f. Make sure you have the correct conversion filters, whether you are filming or