Traveling with video equipment

Filming in other countries- Mexico

This will be a series of different posts depending on where Im traveling.  This year Im traveling to Mexico, Canada, and Thailand.  Im going to try and work on my reel, learn about filming, and generally see and capture as much as I can while out and about.  I’ll be talking the Following topics for each country:

  • Where Am I going?
  • What am I doing?
  • What am I bringing?
  • What did I want to bring but didn’t?
  • Why didn’t I bring it?
  • Customs/Duties/ laws
  • Challenges
  • Tips
  • Conclusions

So let’s get started

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Run and Gun with the Atomos Assassin and Sony a7s

 

 

What works and what doesn’t

The Sony a7s and Atomos Assassin are a great combo when shooting together. Though some might say the a7s ii is a better camera because of internal 4k I say yes and no.  While its true the a7s ii can record 4k internally it does so in a more compressed lossy format.  Theres just no way around that.  Being a newer camera it is also priced more than the a7s.  Because I wanted a high quality signal in 4k without having to buy an Black magic Ursa (which is heavy and media is still expensive!) I still stick by my decision of of picking up the assassin and a7s.  Recently I was in Mexico and decided it was a great opportunity to test my equipment overseas and see how it performs as well as see if I could make a kit that was versitile and easy to work with.

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