What's In My Travel Bag?
I wanna talk quickly about kind of how I travel. Cause some of this is about being mobile out on the streets, but some of it is also like, you know, you need to be able to get on a plane and go with gear. I showed you how I set it up, so I don't necessarily have to take it apart for you, but basically in my travel bag it's not a very complicated thing. It's a couple of lenses, we're gonna talk about lenses tomorrow, so I won't go through them. But it's like this, the one on my camera, maybe one more, it's you know a couple of batteries plus their chargers that are with me, there's this external recorder that we're gonna talk about tomorrow, but that goes in my bag, a set of lav kits, yeah, a set of lav mikes, that go in there, and we're gonna talk about sound tomorrow. I've got an eyepiece in case I wanna be zooming in closer to my viewfinder, and then I basically take my camera off of the shoulder rig. Everything here goes into my Pelican. The risky thing about this situation is that,...
in my experience, and this is very like, you know, by trial and error, and is not necessarily a hard and fast rule, but all you need is one TSA officer to disagree with you. In my experience, I was having a lot of difficulty getting through TSA when this was in my carry on. So I, in addition to it just being really heavy. So what I've done was I've started to take my camera off, everything goes in here, but my actual shoulder rig part goes in my checked luggage, because I was finding that going through TSA with this, they were giving me a little bit of a hard time. The great thing is that you're not walking around with an extra, you know, 10 pounds or so worth of stuff while you're going from place to place. The bad thing is that if your luggage is lost, there goes your like whole stabilization system, but just wanna be honest about it. All of that goes Pelican case, nice and you know easy to use. Everyone knows these are made as a carry on size, this is super durable, you know, obviously you can see it's gotten beat up and coffee spilled on it, and you know it's been used as a picnic table, clearly, as well as a bag, and they also make for great kind of apple boxes. So a common thing when shooting video is to wanna be able to like be a little bit close to the floor, not totally squatting, necessarily, or not necessarily in a height of a chair either, and I find that the Pelican for being out their shooting, also gives me a bunch of opportunities to just sit on it and shoot something at this, also being able to use your body as that kind of human tripod that I was talking about, at any time is great, I mean, this weight back here and the kind of configuration of this, does make it a less tiring option, but like it still tiring to walk around with 25 pounds of weight on your shoulder. So being able to be in a situation where I can do something like that is super helpful. I can shoot an interview this way if I wanted to, I think interviews should go on tripods, normally, but I can do this, and I have. You can also sit this thing up. This is kind of often a great height if someone's in a chair and you don't necessarily have one. oh, right over there there's an apple box. They're kind of everywhere, but the Pelican in addition to being a great way to kind of get things around, people also use backpacks and kind of you know wheelie bags and things like that, the Pelican, I feel like can double up as you know a tool that you can use in the field, which is always very helpful.