Film and TV Tech holsters

Bthrills

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Hello Everyone,

I work as film and television technician in Canada. One of the hardest things to do is find a proper and easy way to store our gear on our person as we are working. If we are working on a shooting crew, we often have to run in with our gear and get something done quickly and quitely between shots. Or if you are on a rigging crew and are working up high in a lift, you need all of your tools/gear close by and safe so you don't drop them. A lot of the techs use over the shoulder gun holsters which look sloppy and is not all that practically. I would like to work with anyone that has incite into how we can create practical personal storage for gear and tools in the work place. Thanks!
 
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Bthrills

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I do have some drawing I will attach shortly. First, I will give you a list of tools I personally use. I will add links to websites for most of the big items. I will focus on shooting crew stuff first. Rigging is a whole other ballgame.

8-Inch Crescent Wrench:
https://www.princessauto.com/en/8-in-wide-opening-adjustable-wrench/product/PA0008306615

18mm OLFA Knife: (Cannot find a good holster for these blades anywhere!)
https://csrbuilding.com/products/ol...wSzN1WSO5UQsTlDOHBRV9Qn423rEMbm4aAvfHEALw_wcB

Multi-bit Screwdriver:
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/...Tcw1YAXTMaApIcEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds#store=420

Multi-tool: (Most other people use some sort of leatherman multi-tool)
https://www.gerbergear.com/en-us/shop/multi-tools/all-multi-tools/center-drive-30-001193

Headlamp:
https://www.amazon.ca/Petzl-E093FA0...=9001029&hvtargid=pla-851590855327&psc=1&th=1

Penlight Flashlight: (Some people use larger flashlights, all different sizes)
https://www.amazon.ca/Coast-G20-Ins...ocphy=9001029&hvtargid=pla-428088053481&psc=1

2" Matte Black photography Paper Tape:
https://www.filmtools.com/expendables/tapesandadhesives/paper-tape/2perphotblac.html

Walkie: (Every production uses walkies, most use this model in Canada. There are newer ones on some productions that are similar in size)
https://www.motorolasolutions.com/e...alog-business-radios/discontinued/ht750.html#

Spring Clamps: (We usually have 1 or 2 of these things clipped to us for quick use)
https://www.lowes.ca/product/clamps...K-Dl5Qcp2mdx8PLd_RUaAtXpEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds


We also carry:
Sharpies
pens
measuring tape
Lighters
Cigarettes
Wood screws
Small circular surface level
Small bundles of sash cord
A pair of work gloves
Folding knives
Foldable Allen keys
Extra drill screw bits
Cellphones
Secretary clips

If you have any questions about the gear, let me know. Thanks. I will be in touch!
 

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8-Inch Crescent Wrench:
https://www.princessauto.com/en/8-in-wide-opening-adjustable-wrench/product/PA0008306615

18mm OLFA Knife: (Cannot find a good holster for these blades anywhere!)
https://csrbuilding.com/products/ol...wSzN1WSO5UQsTlDOHBRV9Qn423rEMbm4aAvfHEALw_wcB

Multi-bit Screwdriver:
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/...Tcw1YAXTMaApIcEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds#store=420

Multi-tool: (Most other people use some sort of leatherman multi-tool)
https://www.gerbergear.com/en-us/shop/multi-tools/all-multi-tools/center-drive-30-001193

Headlamp:
https://www.amazon.ca/Petzl-E093FA0...=9001029&hvtargid=pla-851590855327&psc=1&th=1

Penlight Flashlight: (Some people use larger flashlights, all different sizes)
https://www.amazon.ca/Coast-G20-Ins...ocphy=9001029&hvtargid=pla-428088053481&psc=1

2" Matte Black photography Paper Tape:
https://www.filmtools.com/expendables/tapesandadhesives/paper-tape/2perphotblac.html

Walkie: (Every production uses walkies, most use this model in Canada. There are newer ones on some productions that are similar in size)
https://www.motorolasolutions.com/e...alog-business-radios/discontinued/ht750.html#

Spring Clamps: (We usually have 1 or 2 of these things clipped to us for quick use)
https://www.lowes.ca/product/clamps...K-Dl5Qcp2mdx8PLd_RUaAtXpEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
So what you want is a vest/chest rig system to carry all these tools firmly and it's easy to access when you want to use them. Right?