We have had a request from a British crew for a "Unit Box" and
we didn't wish to appear like colonial bumpkins, so we said no problem.
So, just what is a Unit Box? And what does it usually contain? I assume
it contains expendables of some sort.
Thanks very much in advance. Hands across the sea and all that.
IA 600 DP
In the UK a Unit box contains expendables on a "sale-or return"
basis for use by the 1st and 2nd AC's, and often a clapper board. The
most important items being: 10 Film Cans & Black Bags, Neg report
pads, Dry wipe black pens, permanent black markers, Lens cloths &
fluid, Gaffer tape, 4' x 4' clear "Poly Bags" for covering the
camera and head, Canned Air, AA batteries, Anti Flare (and so on).
I am sure the list could be tailored to meet the needs of US labs, rental
houses and climate, but those are the basics a crew will expect.