Photography Gear: Shooting Video

I’m including this truly awesome video from interface designer, travel photographer, musician Alex Cornell as he explains the camera equipment he brings with when shooting and photography on location. Alex explains what he likes and the limitations of some of the photography gear—which I’ve got linked below—as well as just being his regularly inspiring self.

I hope to see more of these little gems.

This is an overview of the perfect travel rig for shooting professional photo and video. The foundation is two carry-ons that can be easily transported between cars, planes, hotels, and the field. This rig is meant for a solo-operator, in an extreme location, when time, space and image quality are crucial concerns. It is optimized for quick setup and breakdown. This rig is “lightweight” relative to a full pro kit — it is not intended to replace a hobbyist’s backpack.

-Alex Cornell

Canon 1-dc – version of the 1-dx plus 4k video. USD $3830
Native ISO 400
+Shoots MPEG, Grades Well.
-No Waveform, No Focus Peaking, No Built in ND Filters
-Tough to hit Exposures and Focus
Shoots on CF Lexar Professional 128 GB 1066x

Canon C-100 USD $4765
Native ISO 850
Shoots on SD Cards
+AutoFocus
+ND Filter Depth of Field
+WaveForm
-Codec is too compressive

Ikan D5 USD $700

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide-Angle Lens USD $1450

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens USD $1260

Canon 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens USD $850

Polarizing Filters and ND Filters
B&W 0.9 USD $67
3.0 ND
Circular Polarizer

Gitzo GT 1542T Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod USD $740

Manfrotto Rc2 Head. USD $90
Bring lots of fasteners.

Black Rapid Pro Camera Strap USD $62

Pelican 0945 Case USD $22

Monster Overdrive SSD Drive 1TB Built-in Thunderbolt USD $620

Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual Slot Reader SD & CF Cards

Pelican 1510 Case

Incase DSLR Pro Bag

Also noted: Atomos Ninja Blade for HDMI Compression.


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