Here's the situation.
I'm getting my first rig in the next couple of weeks. I work fulltime at a production company, and they will be renting the rig from me, and I would operate it. Others in the area are interested in renting me, and then just renting the rig. So I won't need to support my wife and I from the income, but I DO want to take advantage of all of the work.
Here is the list of what I'm getting.
EFP sled w/ greenscreen CRT monitor
Blue spring arm w/soft case
EFP vest, docking bracket w/ T-handle wrenches
4 Anton Bauer 14.4v Pro-Pac batteries with dual quick charger
Lent-equip UHF video transmitter w/case
Sony quick release camera plate
Seitz wireless follow focus with 1-Heden motor, 2-transmitter batteries & charger, amp, double set of motor cables, 3 gears, mounting bracket, various camera power cables, j-box for use independent of rig, assorted widgets for mounting.
Universal low-mode cage
Low-mode bracket for video
Hill low-mode bracket for Arri 16SR's & Arri 35-3's
Viewfinder video tap & camera for Arri cameras (older models)
Custom hard mount for use on tailgate or similar application
Baby c-stand w/turtle base (fits in large case)
2 hard shell shipping cases
2 pelican cases
various cables, connectors and screws for the rig
I know there are a few things in that list that I might never use doing SD video.
I'm getting a small loan to cover a 1/3rd of the cost of the rig, but I want to know what else I might need to get, or would be nice to factor into the loan.
I'm already planning a workshop, (in May if I can) Adding my first years insurance to the list.
What associations (aside from SOA) should I look into?
Maybe advertising, or other things that will help bring in business?
Everything I will be doing for the production company will be SD16x9. So the greenscreen monitor works, but it compresses it to 4x3. I'm assuming a 16x9 monitor is costly.