My Social Media Event Toolbox


Tonight I am packing for NYWC and I thought it’d be cool to capture a gear list. People see me running around and doing a lot of stuff, here is the equipment that makes it all happen.

– Panasonic HD video camera (podcast footage)

– Panasonic hand held camcorder (I take 2 of these, use them for daily recap videos)

– Flip camera (for quick stuff I take from Big Room to Facebook, love it)

– iPhone (all around communication device. Digital camera, calendar, Twitter machine, Facebook status updates, Mobile Flickr posts)

– Nikon D60 (only one is pictured but I take two, plus about five 4 gig SD cards. Light and reliable, these are workhorse cameras for me)

– Lenses (Standard lens, 300 for close-ups and Big Room stuff, wide angle to capture the bigness of some stuff)

– Camera bag (You won’t see me without this at NYWC. It carries a lot of gear and lenses)

– Wireless mics (for big video camera)

– Mixer (for postgame show)

– Portable hard drive (Hey, I capture a lot of media!)

– Macbook Pro (Onsite I use web apps mostly, but I also use CS4, Final Cut, iMovie, iPhoto)

– iPod headphones (Carry 2 sets, they are cheap so if I lose them its no big deal)

– Media card reader (Carry 2 of these, you never know when someone will hand you a weird media card)

– Mac display adapters (Got one of each variety– I’m handy like that for my friends)

– Power cables galore (Convention handbook says you will always find me near an electrical outlet, it’s true! While I pictured one of everything I actually bring one for my bag and one for my room of almost every cable I use)

– USB, Firewire, RCA, Minijack cables (I bring about 10 varieties, cheaper to carry them than buy them)

– Business cards (Shoot video/pictures with someone, hand ’em a card)

– Batteries (Mostly 9v and AA, this picture reminds me I need to stock up on AA)

– Extra battery packs (I have a spare battery for everything, except my Macbook which lasts exceptionally long)

There’s actually a lot not pictured here that I use a lot, as well. But this is the stuff I carry with me almost all the time. In addition to this I have lighting, tripods, more electrical stuff… and three full time volunteers!

Seem excessive? 4 video cameras, 3 digital cameras, enough microphones to hold a press conference… Spend a couple hours with me and you’ll see that I use it all. I work my gear like my golf bag. I play ’em all.



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One response to “My Social Media Event Toolbox”

  1. Dave Luke Avatar

    you could have at least arranged them neatly! now do you fit this all into one bag? if so what size? It must be a real burden, is there anyway you can simplify?
    Just saying it seems an excessive amount.

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