When Jon and I first got together one of the things we always found ourselves discussing was travel. We both have very different backgrounds as far as travel goes… I was lucky enough to travel around the world since my father lived overseas and Jon hadn’t travelled much at all. Over the last year, we’ve been lucky enough to finally start travelling for work and we love it. Usually, when we travel together packing is never an issue… 4 carry ons and 2 checked bags is more than enough for our gear. This time I got hired to shoot with Julie Hill from Elysium Productions in Florence, Italy. Of course I wanted to take ALL my gear including my Kessler Crane Pocket Jib but I knew travelling alone overseas with a huge amount of gear was a bad idea. Somehow I was able to get a tripod, monopod, glidecam, and a slider along with a weeks worth of clothes into one bag under 50 pounds! I was very impressed with myself! I also had a ton of gear I carried on ~ 5d, T21, Kessler Pocket Dolly v2, Delkin suction cup mount, Leathermen, and of course my new Sony TX5.
I decided to shoot an unpacking video just in case anyone needs any packing tips 🙂
View from the roof of our hotel… Can you say AWESOME!
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