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What's In The Bag

Back in the UK and catching up on all things, it time to add something here. This is a typical look at what is in my bag (and out) for a typical cover/interview shoot for me at the moment. My gear changes dependant on what i'm shooting, so it's important to note that my stills setup is purely along for the ride incase I get time (which I did, see below) to take any stills whilst on set. If I was shooting stills as well as part of the job that day, i would have a backup camera with me for it. Anyway, here's a look...

This is my main camera bag, a Lowepro 350 Runner. I’ve had it for a few years, its lasted so well, I’m about to upgrade to a newer model but i’ll keep this on standby as my ‘old trusty’. Here’s what was in the bag for shooting a few music videos and some interviews with the band a few days ago :

  • Fuji X-T1 Camera - I use this for stills and timelapses, it’s my favourite camera in the bag.
  • Fuji 10-24mm f/4 lens - Used for wide shots, shots where all the band are in a photo and timelapses, mostly form my hotel room on tour.
  • Fuji 56mm f/1.2 - Portrait lens, its tack sharp and the bokeh is so nice. My favourite lens in my bag.
  • Fuji EF42 flash (for the X-T1
  • Fuji X100S - walk around camera for grabbing documentary style stills, love it for the image quality and how small and light it is.
  • Canon C100 - My main doc camera for filming. 90% of what you see on the boys Youtube is with this camera now. Built in pre amps for audio are great, ergonomically its a dream, my favourite feature being the built in ND filters.
  • Canon 18-55mm f/2.8 
  • Canon 35mm f/2
  • Rode NTG-3 shotgun mic
  • LCD Screen shade
  • Two F&V Z96 LED lights for on and off camera use
  • One 5 metre XLR Cable
  • Assorted Batteries
  • *Memory Cards
  • *Visible Dust Actic Butterfly Charged Sensor incase I get dust on a sensor while filming
  • *Black Rapid 35 Strap
  • *Lensskirt for timelapse through windows
  • *2 x Rode Smartlav+ mics
  • *iPad with assorted apps i use for work and books for if I am waiting around on set
  • *X-Rite ColorChecker Classic for matching my camera profiles up in the edit
  • *An airline ticket (incase you ask what the red thing is on the right)

*In the bag but not on view in the photo

This is my Retrospective bag by think Tank, it's my 'I'm going for a walk to film some B Roll' bag. Outside of the bag are two tripods, a Manfrotto and really small travel tripod made by Velbon. I also have a gorilla pod and ball head wrapped around the strap on my bag. Here's what's inside...

  • Sony A7s
  • *Metabones MKIV Adaptor for Canon to E mount
  • *Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS L lens attached to camera
  • *Rode  SVMX microphone
  • *Batteries
  • *Memory Cards
  • *Passport
  • *Genustech Variable ND filter & case

*In the bag but not on view in the photo

A still of Brad from the shoot taken with my Fuji XT-1 inbetween set changes.