Roll them up in packing tubes if you don't have a lit kit to store them in. And have a bag of clothespins ready to go.
Workflow is SOOOOOO important and is not being taught in schools, or freelancers aren't taking it seriously. Simple project organization is key. ANY editor/motion designer should be able to jump into your project and have a good idea where things are in PPro or AE. This is VERY easy. But I see it with graphic designers as well, when trying to decipher PS files or logos in AI. Loads of un-named layers with no care taken if someone else needs to work on their comp and make a quick adjustment.
Sadly, even when given a project template to work off of, with folders labeled video/b-roll, interviews, sound, AE comps, ect, files just get placed haphazardly in random places. Stock music/fx is saved in the downloads folder or on the desktop.... NO, NO, NO, NO, for fracks sake NO =) That doesn't work when you're on a network with 3 or 4 other guys. We don't have access to YOUR desktop. You are NOT editing alone in your house. Simple, basic, easy. Learn, it. LOVE it.
Please, for the sake of us all...become an organized designer/editor in whatever creative endeavor. Your producers and those you work with will appreciate/love you so much more.
Can't really combine them, nor is there are reason to. They serve completely different purposes, while working together. Workflow differences are radical as well. Layer based vs track based. You can't really mix that. Adobe just needs keep improving dynamic linking and make it more stable. When it works, its great. When it bugs out and corrupts a project, NOT good.
When the only real thing in the shot is an actor and maybe the floor, is it really cinematography? I don't know.
By the way, no way you should be using your own gear if its a full time job, unless you're renting it to them every time you touch it. If they don't want to spend the money to buy the gear, they'll have to rent it one way or another. If they can't accept that, they don't get it or aren't committed....run=)
Any in-house production job will require being a jack of all trades. There is no room for being a specialist in most places, unless its a larger team. Everyone has their speciality of course, but you'll need to wear many hats, especially since you'll be solo. If your potential employer doesn't understand the production side of things, part of your job is/will be educating them through your expertise and experience. Managing expectations.
How long things take...a 5 min video doesn't take 5 minutes to edit;) You can't expect something that looks like it costs $100k to only cost $100. All these sorts of questions that are swirling around in their heads, have to be answered early on.