Saturday 30 March 2013

Aspect Media's gear ... post 1 of 2

We get a fair few questions on what kind of gear we use at Aspect media. Over the next few weeks we will be doing a few blog posts on all this to answer all that.

In the first of the series we look at what is in both of our ( myself and Chris ) main bags.

We will be covering support, lighting, computers etc in future posts.

First off Jacobs ( mine )

Now as I'm first and fire most a photographer my bag is more full of still gear, but with a fair bit of stuff to make shooting videos better as well.

In this first Image we have the contents of my main bag in its everyday set up exploded.

In this image we have: 

  • Canon 5d3 body with 24-105 F4 IS L
  • Canon 550D body with grip
  • 70-200 F2.8 L
  • 15mm fish eye F2.8
  • 50mm prime F1.8 
  •  2 x Nikon SB800 flash guns
  • 3 x PWs
  • Rode video mic pro
  • Rode lavalier mic
  • Time lapse remote
  • LCD viewfinder
  • flash diffusers
  • memory card pouch
  • gorilla pods
  • batteries
  • lens clothes/blower
  • cables and bungees

Then in the bag which I didnt bther to unpack are some more bolds, flash filters, lens filters and some 2 way radios. 

All paced in to the Lowepro Vertex 300AW.
A rugged outdoor and location bag big enough to fit all this in with enough pouches and relevant weather protetion to take out in to the mountains. Never skipped a beat.

The gear that you don't notice is the gear working the best.

Here it all is packed up nice and neatly in the Lowepro Vertex 300AW

Next up Chris Seagers main bag...

Now Chris is just a video man. So his bag is much more suited to just shooting video alone. 

 As you can see above it all packs nicely in to the Lowepro Flipside 500AW, another bag with the outdoors in mind, opens from the back so you dont get your back all muddy after putting it down, lots of straps on for tripods and to keep it nice and tight on your body for riding with as well if we need. ( althought we have even better bags for this purpose you will see next time )

Anyway the contents:

  • Sony FS700 high speed camera
  • Canon 7D with 17-50 mm
  • Tokina 11-17mm 
  • Canon 70-200 F2.8 IS L
  • Viewfinder for the Sony 
  • Spare batteries for both cameras
  • Remote for the Sony ( useful when cameras on the crane )
  • Shotgun mic ( with wind breaker )
  • Gorilla pod 
Between these 2 bags we have most things covered, but as we will show you in the next gear post in a week ish, theres a more bags for different shoots and gigs, all the supprt gear ( Tripods, cranes, sliders, steadcams etc ) as well as lots of usefull tips for computer gear and chargers etc

Any questions just leave a comment.


Friday 15 March 2013

Why the lack of posts ?

If you are one of the people who comes on here regularly and have been wondering why theres been a noticeable lack of posts theres a very good reason for it.

We are to busy actually working and shooting, and don't have any videos out for a few more weeks yet ... Pretty simple, just not enough hours in the day at the moment.

We are in full tilt production mode at the moment for our new full length film that is in the works, we have been all over the place for that, Spain with the Jones twins etc  and have a handful more shoots for it in the next month.

Here Matt Jones throws a sweet table while shooting down in Malaga.

As well as that I have been shooting plenty for a few magazines and Chris has been mad with uni work, we have a few big shoots coming up in the next few weeks though so keep it locked to our facebook page ( which is updated a lot more than this ) to keep up to date on a very really exciting projects etc



PS: we also got some sweet post cards printed, if you want one in the post message us via the facebook page with why and where.