My Film Gear

I have a closet in my apartment full of all my film gear and photography equipment.  This closet is the only place in the whole apartment that doesn't have a fire-sprinkler on the ceiling!  I don't get to go on big filming expeditions very often, but when I do get the chance, I like to bring as much of this gear as possible. The more I have, the higher-quality footage I'm usually able to create.  All this stuff is expensive and I have saved and accumulated it over the years, I wouldn't expect anyone to be able to afford this stuff right off the bat...
I don't usually bring everything but if I can carry it all, or get my brother to carry some of it, each piece of equipment helps to create a better video.  Certain adventures are just too extreme or difficult to carry all this gear and the heavier things get left behind.  There are still some big-ticket items that I'd love to add to the closet but for now I'll work with what I have.

I also started out with basic cameras and gradually moved from camera to camera as I learned how to use them and learned what I wanted/needed in a camera.  No camera is perfect (so far).  Many cameras that are great for video, are poor for still images and many that are great for images are poor for video.  My ideal camera would be good for video and stills, full-frame and mirror-less.

 

My First “Real” Camera

This picture I captured with this camera:  https://amzn.to/2QxRNmj
while using this lens:  https://amzn.to/2xlb4yk

This was my second camera

This picture was captured by this camera:  https://amzn.to/2parcio
while using this lens:  https://amzn.to/2Qy4JIW

My Current Camera

This picture was captured with my current camera:  https://amzn.to/2p9RotK
while using this lens:  https://amzn.to/2xghrmL

Some of my adventure gear

My Backpacking Backpack:  http://amzn.to/2eeB0BG

This backpacking backpack I use for hauling tents, sleeping bags, climbing gear etc.  Most notably, I used it to climb Mount Rainier and to hike to Mount Everest base camp.  It's kinda heavy and expensive but it fits and functions very well.  I got it for half-price after someone returned it 'used' to a store...

My First Camera:  http://amzn.to/2eeCexb

This was the first DSLR camera I ever bought.  It's responsible for many of the images on this website and has been with me to Nepal, Yosemite, and everywhere in between.  It produces good images for the price and provides some okay video as well.  Filmed My Everest Video with it.

My Boots:  http://amzn.to/2dRxvpn

Like I mentioned above, I am so happy with these boots that I love telling everyone about them.  The have saved my feet so many times, I can't even count.  I was lost once on the way to Everest, had to walk through a bunch of snow and an ice-cold river.  The boots were completely waterproof until the water went over my ankles 🙁 

My Portable Travel Tripod:  http://amzn.to/2e9UIma

When I don't want to bring or carry a real tripod, I bring this mini tripod.  It's a lot easier to fit into a backpack... 

My Mini Backpack:  http://amzn.to/2en4O2L

I use this for snowboarding, mountain biking, road biking or for walking around cities that I travel to when I don't want a full size backpack.  Think of it as my 'man-purse'.

My Headlamp:  http://amzn.to/2ehHNi4

I use this light all the time during camping trips.  It's more functional and better than a regular flashlight.  Coming home from Half-Dome it was pitch black in the woods and me and Cody would have been completely lost for an 8 mile hike through a bear-infested woods..  Watch me and Cody climb Half-Dome alone HERE.

Our 5 person Tent:  http://amzn.to/2e6h97l

We have used this plenty of times, it's very easy and fast to set up, not light though, you wouldn't want to carry this far, but great for camping with a bunch of friends.  My brother, Colin, Cody and I just used this to camp in Iceland.