My Gear

In some cases renting is the right way to go, particularly for very expense, seldom used gear.  I try to maintain a core equipment collection though to be ready for the most common situations.

To begin with, I use primarily Canon gear.  While I would love to be sponsored in some fashion, I’m not.  I am quite happy with all my Canon gear so far and have 0 complaints about any of it.  I have nothing against Nikon, but I am invested in Canon so I will remain with Canon for the foreseeable future.  The 5d Mark 2 launched a new age in video on the DSLR platform.  The Mark 3 has taken this capability even further.  The large full frame sensor takes full advantage of the wide lenses, and its sensitivity and clarity are comparable to video camera systems costing vastly more when paired with the MagicLantern software on the camera.

Cameras

  • Primary – Canon 1DX Mark 2
  • Backup – Canon 5d Mark 3

Audio

  • 1 Zoom H6 6channel recorder
  • 1 Sennheiser MKH416
  • 2 EW100 Sennheiser Wireless Mics (really nice)
  • 2 Samson Wireless Mics (nice but a tad noisy)

Lenses

  • Canon L 100mm f/2.8 Macro IS
  • Canon L 11-24mm F4
  • Canon L 14mm f2.8 II USM
  • Canon L 24mm F1.4 II USM
  • Canon L 24-70mm F2.8
  • Canon L 70-200mm IS 2 F2.8
  • Canon L 17mm TS-E F4
  • Canon L 24mm TS-E II F3.5
  • Canon 1.4x Extender
  • Canon 2.0x Extender

Motion Control

  • KesslerCrane CineDrive with 5 axis of control (Pan/Tilt, Slider, Focus, Zoom)
  • 20′ of track for the CineDrive system
  • Lens gears for all glass is mounted at all times, no delays there.
  • KesslerCrane Second Shooter+ with slider motor, pan/tilt
  • KesslerCrane Traveller slider

Support equipment

  • Kessler Pocket Jib traveller
  • Various filters for ND and Circular Polarizers
  • Camranger for wireless live feed from camera and remote camera management
  • 3 Manfrotto Aluminum Tripods
  • 1 3Legged Thing Carbon Tripod
  • Manfrotto Ball Head
  • Manfrotto Geared Head
  • 3 Manfrotto Pan/Tilt Heads

Computers

  • 17″ MacBook Pro
  • iMac

Software

  • Adobe Creative Cloud full suite of products, such as Lightroom, Photoshop, Bridge, After Effects, Premiere Pro and all the rest
  • RedGiant software .. Everything they make
  • VideoCopilot .. pretty much everything they make
  • Mocha Pro (planar tracking)
  • Syntheyes (point tracking)

Lighting – Photography

  • 7 Canon 600EX-RT with a remote unit so all can be off camera
  • Various soft boxes and stands for the speedlites
  • Couple of collapsing reflectors with various surfaces
  • 3 x ProFoto B1’s
  • Hard and soft beauty dish for the ProFotos
  • (2) 2×3 Profoto softboxes (with grids)
  • 24″ Profoto beauty dish(with grid)
  • (1) 4′ Profoto Octabox (with grid)

Lighting – Video

  • (4) 1×1 LitePanels Astar BiColor LED Panels
  • Kit of 3 small Daylight LED panels
  • Kit of 3 Daylight fluorescent fixtures
  • 1x Genaray MonoBright Daylight LED 1200 (bright LED directional point light source)

Miscellaneous

  • Various stands
  • Various Bags and Hard Cases for all the gear
  • 7″ Field Monitor for the Cameras
  • And more stuff, all the little stuff that makes that other stuff work so well

That should be enough for now, this list is ever growing as needed for new projects.