Battery Case or “The Cleaning Kit”

Battery Case or “The Cleaning Kit”

On a earlier post I was talking about the Micro cases to hold my H4N, well now I have turned one into a basic cleaning kit and battery holder. Let your imagination run wild.

While working in LA,  I found “Panchro” to be the lens fluid cleaner of choice in the “film” world. This came as a tip from a lens technician in LosAngeles while I was waiting on some rental equipment. Plus, the micro case keeps things “dry” when you pack them with other things. What is not shown, are a few sheets of KimWipes that I keep beneath the lens brush and Pancro.

See another post for my “Bad Day on Location” kit.

Pelican cases

The Death of a 5D

The Death of a 5D

For those of you who can remember when Dean Martin was part of the Rat Pack, he and his fellow buds were known to bend quite a few elbows. As my computer

literate half would say … Irish weight lifting. One of his rules was the following,  “You can’t fall off the floor.”  This 5D learned the lesson the hard way.

Dean_Martin_Camera_Rule

Two “additions” to the FourSquare family

Two “additions” to the FourSquare family

Two products from LightwareDirect that I used during a recent European shoot worked out quite nicely. The “Firefly” box puts light everywhere so it can raise the ambient level of the room or area with out really telling where the light is coming from. It has direction but no real specific direction. The strip I find quite useful for models where I want more length in the light down the torso. You can use this as easy as a “Portrait” box realizing that your eye highlight will be rectangular. It also is a great above and below light when you are shooting a tight face, lighting at forty five degrees  top and bottom. Here is the CLINCHER! I don’t have any feeling if we should make these. We have not had many calls for a Strip. What do you all say?

FourSquare Lantern and Strip