Electrical Travel Kit

Electrical Travel Kit

This should be pretty self explanatory. We make pictures, we create images we deal with electricity. We need to fix, repair, tighten or figure out why it won’t flash. THis is the kit that I have honed down to after a number of years shooting on location. Could you take more? Sure. But this little kit has proven itself VERY USEFUL over the years.

Emergency AA Batteries, Battery Tester, PC Tip Adaptors, Voltage Meter, Small Screw Driver Set, Sync/ PC Cord Tester, Black and Pink Gaffers Tape, Circuit Tester, Fluke Volt Alert, Voltage Tester, Hot Shoe/ Sync Adaptor.

Protect your digital back with a Pelican case

Protect your digital back with a Pelican case

I have found the Micro case a perfect fit for my PhaseOne backs. I have added some closed cell foam on both sides (parts from a sleeping pad) to center the back in the case. I have also added a piece on top for a little extra cushion. This little package fits perfectly in my Lightware MF2012 in the vertical position. Adds that little extra protection. With the different colors available, I can easily tell which back I have in my case.

Pelican case and a Phase One digital back

Travel Tool Kit

Travel Tool Kit

Tools

Screw Driver with Interchangeable Tip , Schrade (Leather Man), 10mm Wrench, Small Maglite, Spirit Level, Utility Knife, 3/16 Allen T-Key, Spring Vice Grips, Surgical Scissors, Adjustable Vice Grip, 1.5-10 Metric Allen Keys, 1/16-3/8 Allen Keys, Ear Plugs, Circuit Tester, Adjustable Wrench, 3/8,1/4, 5/16, 3/16 Ratchet Wrench, Laser Pointer, Cut All Scissors, Wire Cutters.

This seems like a lot to keep with you, but when you need it … you don’t have it. So I like to keep it handy in my travel kit which is usually a Lightware 24″ Cargo Case.

Pelican Battery Case

Pelican Battery Case

When I have to carry lots of disposable batteries, I have been using a Micro Case with dividers and some soft foam. I works great for checking through in baggage as it shows quickly to TSA what you have packed. I use these little cases a great deal for organizing my small items that I don’t want rolling around in my Lightware case.

Pelican Battery Case

This is the Recorder

This is the Recorder

In this day with all the nifty stuff going round, I have found this to be a great way to record things that need to be recorded when you are shooting on location. Sometimes people say things, and they really should be recorded if not with pen and paper then a little sound bite can make all the difference. Kind of like recording a lecture in chemistry 101. Just wanted to make sure exactly what the professor said, so there kind be no kind of confusion when it comes time to get the “final” payment ohoh I mean grade.

I have also started to record everything when we are doing a video shoot. From the moment we start. I try to get the talent mic’ed ASAP until it’s a wrap. I have ALL the sound. So many little sound bites come when the camera isn’t rolling, I decided this is the way to go. The furry windscreens come from Hawaii. All kinds of cool colors. Go forth and make sound……

H4n handy recorder microphone