Camera & Lenses
Canon EOS Rebel T3i
The Canon T3i features an 18.0 MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor with a Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor. Full HD Video is captured at 1920 x 1080 resolution at 30p (29.97), 24p (23.976) or 25p frames per second. Videos are saved as .MOV files and can be viewed in Full HD with HDMI output. Other recording sizes include HD at 1280 x 720 (50p/60p (59.94) fps) or SD/VGA at 640 x 480 (30p (29.97) and 25p fps). The camera is currently running Magic Lantern, which adds additional features like HDR, audio monitoring, zebras, focus peaking, scopes (waveform, histogram and vectorscope) and more.
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8
Sigma’s 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM large-aperture standard zoom lens covers a focal length from 17mm wide-angle and offers a large aperture of F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range. The OS, Sigma’s anti shake feature offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. This lens boasts superior peripheral brightness and provides sharp, high contrast images even at the maximum apertures. With a minimum focusing distance of 11 inches throughout the entire zoom range and a magnification ratio of 1:5.
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6
This telephoto zoom lens is designed with Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer technology while retaining compactness and lightness. This high zoom ratio lens is equivalent to a focal length of 88-400mm in the 35mm format, and the image stabilizer effect equivalent to a shutter speed about four stops faster than the same size lens without Image Stabilizer. It also uses a UD-glass lens element to correct chromatic aberration for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range.
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
The Canon 2042B002 EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Zoom Lens is a standard zoom lens designed with Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer technology. Its stabilization allows sharp hand-held shots at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than otherwise possible. It consists of 11 elements in 9 groups and uses an aspherical lens element to correct aberration for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range and a circular aperture for exquisite rendering of out-of-focus backgrounds.
Davis & Sanford Provista 7518 Tripod w/FM18 Head
The Davis & Sanford Provista 7518 Tripod is a heavy-duty double strut 3-section tripod with fluid head. A 75mm claw ball leveler w/ 3/8″-16″ stud prevents camera vibration for rock solid set ups. Double-strut top leg section for extra stability consists of two sections, 3/4″ diameter and one section 1-1/4″ diameter tubing and the self-aligning metal quick-flip leg locks offer fast set up. A mid level spreader is included for additional support.
Glide Gear DEV 235 Video Camera Track Slider
The Glide Gear DEV 235 features an aircraft grade, anodized aluminum construction, with self-lubricating glide rails, spirit level and adjustable removable feet. The DEV 235 Slider can be used as a stand alone unit with the detachable feet, or you can even attach it directly to a tripod.
Pearstone DWL-2 Universal Tripod Dolly
The Pearstone DWL-2 Universal Tripod Dolly features 2″ ball-bearing metal/rubber wheels that feature revolving assemblies. The DWL-2 dolly bears loads up to 33 lbs and features adjustable clamps to lock just about any size of tripod foot into place securely. Each leg bar extends up to 4.9″ to accommodate tripods of various dimensions, and flip locks secure the extension. Fully extended, the dolly has a doorway width of 31″. Two of the legs fold down to create a compact package for transport – the dolly folds down to just 17 x 5″.
Opteka CXS-100 Dual Rig Kit
Constructed of high-quality aluminum and stainless steel, the shoulder support system is designed to accommodate digital SLR cameras all the way up to prosumer camcorders. The precision-machined FF180 Follow Focus system provides repeatable, accurate focusing. The Opteka MB360 Digital Matte Box is specially designed for all cameras with normal and wide-angle lenses.
Rode NTG2 Condenser Shotgun Microphone
The RODE NTG2 is a lightweight condenser shotgun microphone, designed for professional applications within the film, video, television and production industries. The NTG2 provides a balanced low impedance output stage and operates either from an internal 1.5 V battery (AA) or 48 V phantom power. A wide bandwidth and controlled polar response coupled with low noise SMT electronics, makes the NTG2 the perfect choice for film, video engineering and voice-over work. The NTG2 is extremely lightweight making it ideal for mounting directly to video cameras or on boom poles.
TASCAM DR DR-60D Linear PCM Recorder
The DR-60D is a 4-track solid-state recorder. The recorder employs high-grade pre-amps, legendary D/A converters and a durable but lightweight structure and shape. This device will fit snuggly under any camera or into any rig, and record up to 96kHz/24-bit high quality audio straight to SD/SDHC media. The DR-60D includes (2) ¼”-XLR Locking Combo MIC/LINE Inputs, 3.5mm Stereo MIC Input, Camera In, Camera Out, Line Out and Headphone Out. Both ¼”-XLR Combo Inputs supply +48V Phantom Power and the 3.5mm Input supplies Plug-In Power for microphones requiring a bias voltage. DUAL MONO and DUAL STEREO mode automatically provide a back-up safety track in case the initial levels where set too high and clips/peaks were encountered. The safety track can be set to record from -6dB to -12dB lower than the initial take.
Rode VideoMic Directional Video Condenser Microphone
The RODE VideoMic is a professional grade super cardioid shotgun microphone. The microphone exhibits low noise and an unusually wide bandwidth for its size. RODE VideoMic features broadcast and studio sound quality, rugged reinforced ABS construction, two-step high-pass filter – flat or 80 Hz, integrated shock mount and 9 V battery operation. Includes windscreen and integrated camera-shoe mount.
Impact Qualite 300 Focusing Flood 2 Light Soft Kit
The Impact Qualite 300 Focusing Flood 2 Light Soft Kit features two Qualite 300 focusing floodlights – each head gives you 300 watts of even light, with a beam from 21° to 40° and a cool-touch handle for aiming the light. The aluminum light stands feature air cushioning, so if you forget to tighten a section, it will slowly come down, giving you time to save your equipment from damage. Each included Impact Luxbanx Duo Softbox is 16 x 22 x 13″ (41 x 56 x 33 cm) and has a silver interior for a softening effect that will still produce specular highlights on reflective surfaces. The kit also includes the two necessary speed rings with which to attach the softboxes to the light head.
Neewer 110CM 43-Inch 5-in-1 Collapsible Multi-Disc Light Reflector
This is a 5-in-1 multi photo reflector disc 43 inches / 110 cm. It comes with silver, gold, black, white and translucent surfaces. The silver side is very reflective and brightens both shadows and highlights, but does not change the color of the available light. The gold side side works basically the same way, while adding a warmer color to the image. The white side brightens up the shadows to produce a softer light. The black side is just the opposite, and is used to subtract light and create shadows in certain areas. In the middle of the frame is a translucent material which is used as a diffuser.
Lee Quick Location Lighting Gel Filter Pack (24) 10″x12″ Sheets
The Lee Quick Location Pack – 24 Sheets (10 x 12″) contains a variety of color corrections, effect, and light shaping tools to control common lighting conditions. Each pack includes Congo Blue (#181), 2 x Half C.T. Blue (# 202), 2 x Full C.T. Blue (# 201), JAS Green (# 738), 2 x Half C.T. Orange (# 205), 2 x Full C.T. Orange (# 204), Primary Red (# 106), 2 x White Diffusion (# 216), Cosmetic Rouge (# 187), 2 x Half White Diffusion (# 250), Cosmetic Highlight (# 188), 2 x Neutral Density 0.6 (# 210), Scrim (# 270), Black Foil (#280), Durham Daylight Frost (# 720), Soft Amber Key 2 (# 775) and Moroccan Frost (# 791) gels.
Canon 200DG Digital Camera Gadget Bag
The Canon 200DG large camera bag is large enough to hold up to two SLR bodies and up to three lenses. It features accessory side pockets and a weather-flap lid. It has been designed for both travel use and storage.
Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter
The Tiffen Variable ND Filter 77VND offers from two to eight stops of light control. The thin profile ring is only 9mm thick and wider outer optic help to reduce vignetting at wide angles. The Tiffen Variable ND Filter small and light-weight, and does not require additional accessories such as a matte box. This filter is designed to fit lenses with a 77mm filter size.
EZOPower Portable External Battery Pack
The EZOPower External Backup Battery is a compact rechargeable 11000mAh Ultra high-capacity back-up battery. Charges via included USB cable + Includes interchangable charging tips such as mini USB, micro USB, and more for your convenience. I use the EZOPower external battery, along with a dummy battery, to power my Canon DSLR for approximately nine hours.
StudioFX Sandbags (Yellow)
These sandbags are made of high-quality nylon material. Each sandbag is 9 x 10 and rated to hold approx 15lbs of gravel, sand, rocks, or any other material to add weight.
Giottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster
The Giottos Rocket Air Blaster easily removes dust and debris from cameras, lenses and filters with a powerful blast of air. Made of rubber. Includes a one-way valve to prevent Blaster from breathing in dust and spreading it back to your equipment.
The LensPen NLP-1 features a handy retractable dust removal brush and a special non-liquid cleaning element, designed to never dry out.
SanDisk Extreme 32 GB SDHC Class 10
The SanDisk Extreme 32 GB SDHC flash memory card features up to 45MB/s read/write speed.
Apple MacBook Pro
The Apple MacBook Pro features Intel’s new third-generation Core architecture for a boost in processor and memory speeds. New next-generation graphics deliver performance levels that are up to 60 percent faster than before. And high-speed Thunderbolt I/O lets you transfer data at rates up to 10 GBps. The MacBook Pro features a precision unibody enclosure crafted from a single block of aluminum, creating a thin and light mobile computing workhorse (less than 1 inch thin and just 5.6 pounds) that’s also highly durable. It includes a 15.4-inch, LED-backlit glass display as well as a glass trackpad that doesn’t include a button (for larger tracking area) that features Apple’s Multi-Touch technology. And it comes standard with automatic graphics switching that provides performance when you need it and energy efficiency when you don’t. You’ll also get up to 7 hours of battery life while on the go. This version of the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro (model MD103LL/A) features a 2.3 GHz Core i7 quad-core processor, 500 GB hard drive, and 4 GB of installed RAM. Other features include an 8x SuperDrive, ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, an SDXC card slot, two USB 3 ports and a FireWire 800 port.
Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium
Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium is the high-performance leader in video production software. Produce your best work with game-changing innovations like the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine in Adobe Premiere Pro and the industry’s most efficient post-production workflow. Tightly integrated best-of-breed video, animation, compositing, audio, and design tools provide the creative features and toolsets you need to accelerate your production workflow and deliver high-quality results. Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium includes Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, Adobe After Effects CS5.5, Adobe Audition CS5.5, Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5, Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5.5, Adobe Story, Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5 and Adobe Device Central CS5.5.
Blackmagic Design: DaVinci Resolve
DaVinci Resolve combines an advanced color corrector with professional multi track editing, which enables you to color correct, finish and deliver all from one system and features unlimited grading with the creative tools and incredible multi GPU real time performance. Davinci Resolve is completely scalable and resolution independent so it can be used on set, in a small studio or integrated into the largest Hollywood production pipeline. DaVinci color correctors have been the standard in post production since 1984.
Seagate Backup Plus 2TB External Hard Drive
The Seagate Backup Plus desktop drive delivers easy-to-use, high-capacity, flexible protection. Features USB 3.0 for quick data transfer rates; upgrade to Thunderbolt technology or FireWire 800 with additional adapter. Install the pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac and use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers without reformatting. Compatible operating systems are Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) and Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (reformatting for Mac may be required).
Seagate Backup Plus 1TB Portable External Hard Drive
The Seagate Backup Plus portable external hard drive delivers easy-to-use, high-capacity, flexible protection. Features USB 3.0 for quick data transfer rates; upgrade to Thunderbolt technology or FireWire 800 with additional adapter. Install the pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac and use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers without reformatting. Compatible operating systems are Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system or Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (reformatting for Mac may be required).