Uchujin – Video Production Kit

Uchujin/Adrian Storey - kit overview

Someone asked me the other day WTF all the stuff I was carrying was, so I thought I’d do a quick post to show what I take when I leave the house to a shoot.

Main picture at the top shows my Think Tank Airport International roller bag (fits into overhead lockers on planes – though is often so heavy I can only just lift it up there;) , Rhino slider (amazingly smooth, robust slider – LOVE it), Sachtler Ace Tripod (lovely smooth fluid head, rock solid) and Manfrotto light stand bag containing 8ft lightstand, 6ft lightstand, fluid foot monopod and a Silver reflective umbrella.

Uchujin/Adrian Storey - Think tank bag main compartment

 

Main compartment of the Think Tank:-
(On the left)
Canon 5DmkII w Canon 50mm 1.4 lens
Canon 24-70mm 2.8
Canon C100 mk I w Canon 17-55mm 2.8 IS lens and 2x 32GB SD cards
C100 Top Handle
Audio Technica Headphones
Spare C100 Battery

(On the right)
LED light with 3 batteries
Lens hood for the 17-55mm
Velbon Fluid Head
Tamron 55-200mm 4-5.6
Lightstand umbrella attachment
Box containing – Rode videomic pro, Sony UDP wireless lav, Rycote Undercovers and 3.5 male to female extension cordAirbox inflatable softbox

 

Uchujin/Adrian Storey - Think tank bag top flap

Top Flap of the Think Tank:-

Lens Cloth
Lens Pen
32GB SD Card
Micro SD to SD adapter
Clip on magnifying glasses
2x 32GB CF Cards
Black Gaffer tape
AA Batteries
White balance lens cap
Spare 5D battery
Leatherman
C100 LCD Hood
Spare Manfroto tripod plate (fits the sachtler head :)

mueller back brace

Lastly and possibly most importantly a Mueller Back brace which I ALWAYS wear when shooting or carrying gear. Cannot overstate how great this thing is for preventing hurting yourself when carrying all the above gear up and down stairs in crowded Tokyo subway stations. (I also have the knee braces from Mueller which I often wear when I know I’m gonna be on my feet all day)

So there you have it, that’s WTF all that stuff is.

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  • Pance

    I first encountered a ‘Manfrotto’ light stand case a little while back. It made me laugh cos, y’know, ‘frotto’.
    For the reasons it makes me laugh it’s almost entirely appropriate that the next time I see that brand name it’s on your blog.
    Hey bro, miss you.

  • @Pance :) miss you too old friend.