You can never have too much
- black fabric
- Extension cords
- massively long VGA – USB cables
Ladders are better ladders than stools (especially for reaching out while standing on)
Having ever setting easily accessible via remote control is the only way to go.
Working with someone who has similar drive and aesthetic make it all easy, better, more enjoyable.
Where possible use your own gear, relying on other gear that you haven’t tested (no matter how helpful everyone is) is fraught danger.