I want to be an Inspector Gadget filmmaker – pimp out my trip around the world (clothing, technology etc)
October 13, 2010 10:01 AM Subscribe
This is a big question. I'm doing a project, traveling around the world (map
) for up to 12 months. 4 days in each city, then moving on. While traveling (bus/train) I'll be editing footage from the previous location, then uploading it to the website. I want to make sure I'm going with the best/easiest equipment to travel with, from shoes and shirts to cameras and computers (and everything else!). What should I bring with me?!
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We'll be going through some dodgy areas, so we don't want to stand out too much, if possible, but...
Body: Anyone know of durable, lightweight, quick-drying, easy to wash clothing? Lightweight but sturdy shoes? Need pockets. Lightweight waterproof jacket.
Cameras: Editing movies in FCP takes ages. Might be a silly question, but are there cameras that record straight to Apple Intermediate Codec or Apple ProRes? Or a format that FCP handles easily? My Mac ain't the best... Oh, and it needs to record to 1280 x 720 resolution. I've got the Canon t2i, which does both photo and video to my needs, but am happy to get a camera that solely does video, if necessary. Size is an issue.
Computers: Within reason (say, absolute limit of $5,000), what (Mac) computer would you get if you were me? I'll be carrying it around the world, editing footage to make movies. We want the encoding/rendering process to be as quick as possible. As there are three of us, we could get two average computers, if that'll speed up the process more than getting one good one. Thoughts?
Hard drives: The tricky bit. We're going to be filling them with video as we go, and when full, making one copy of each, and then sending one to the UK, and the other to the USA (to be safe and not lose any footage). So, they need to be able to store, say, 500GB (or thereabouts), but be small enough to carry several around on our backs. Oh, and durable. Very durable (advice on least-bulky-but-still-safe packing instructions would be helpful).
Bags: I've heard of vacuum sealing for clothes, which should bring the size down, and otherwise we're just bringing easy-do-break tech stuff. 50 Liters is probably enough to fit everything, but stuff inside needs to be kept safe. Also, would like to be able to run with them (i.e., carried on the back). Recommendations?
Camera Cases: We're going with digital SLRs, and perhaps one larger video camera. We need them to be protected. Pelican cases?
Any other advice? – If you've gone on a travel trip where you've needed computers and cameras, do share how you did it!