What’s in your bag…?

I always have a small personal bag on a job. Stuff that’s personal and just good to always have within reach.
There are many names for an always-carry-bag. “Grab-bag”, “Go-bag”, “run-kit” “EDC-bag” and so on, and it’s always interesting to hear what other people carry along when on a job.

First off there are 3 things I never leave home without, working or not. 🙂
1. flashlight
2. Small folding knife
3. Permanent marker.

EDC_kit1

Then there is the small “Run-kit” which I bring along on every film job I do which includes the list below.  The purpose of this kit is to have some “extras” even when on a job where I don’t bring any film gear and work as a camera operator only.  I use a 5.11 shoulder bag or a 5.11 sling bag for a slightly larger size carry if am bringing an extra set of cloths or kneepads.

my 2 favorite go-bags. The reason I like these bags is that they are really really thought trough with pockets, zippers, attachment points and quality
my 2 favorite go-bags. The reason I like these bags is that they are really really thought trough with pockets, zippers, attachment points and quality

 

* A pair of Gloves (hot gloves by SetWear)
* Sekonic 758c Light meter
* Hand sanitizer
* Power charge pack 10 000 mAh
* a small amount of gaffers tape. Not a whole roll as that’s in my regular kit bags, but 20-30 “folds”
* zip ties
* headphones
* iPad mini
* couple of Energy bars
* small first aid kit
* water bottle
* sun screen (when applicable)
* Leatherman Multitool
* a small headlight
* Electrical tape
* a “Power-pen” to determine if an electrical outlet is live
*  Some AA/AAA/9V   batteries
* some extra audio/video/data connectors (BNC angles, tubes, XLR, USB, FireWire etc)
* Gore Tex shell jacket and pants
* soft kneepads

What do you keep in your kit??

Thanks to the Iphone having such worthless batteries I NEEED this everyday...
Thanks to the Iphone having such worthless batteries I NEEED this everyday… 10 000 mAh

 

a small Petzl head light
a small Petzl head light
my small first aid kit
my small first aid kit (AA battery for size comparison)
My trusty light meter
My trusty light meter
D-Tap to 5V(2A) for charing iPhone/iPad
D-Tap to 5V(2A) for charing iPhone/iPad
My Leatherman Charge TTi
My Leatherman Charge TTi
Great for blowing dust
Great for blowing dust
heat protected gloves
heat protected gloves

 

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mskogstrom

I work as Director of Photography based in sweden. One of my main strengths is finding the best possibilities for a chosen location, lighting it in a given time frame and producing images meeting, and hopefully exceeding the producers vision. After more than 15 years of working with the moving image I still enjoy the challange of getting “the shot” and seeing the light I own/run a production company in Malmo Sweden, www.pixeltouch.se

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