September 18, 2014 at 6:40PM
"Marius' Mules" -- how much gear do you have and how do you move it?
So, my camera and lenses take up a backpack.
But 5 light stands, 47inch slider, 2 tripods, 2 spreaders, a fluid drag head, 4 LEDs, 25 batteries, boom poll, and an audio case keeps my hands full.
I throw the poles into an army duffel bag, tie all kinds bags to it with the rubber cords, and then tie all of that to a handcart. Keeps the weight to the minimum, but looks like a refugee camp.
Now, I tried Pelican cases but as long as I stay an army-of-one and use the NYC subway for my deployment those just exceed my weight limit. It took me one shoot at the 6th floor of a walk-up to give up on the Pelican cases :)
Soooo... what do you do?