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Here’s what’s in the bag of a videographer

by Brandon Russell | August 27, 2016August 27, 2016 9:00 am EST

The stuff you carry in your backpack can say a lot about you. Like your choice of clothing or preference in hairstyle, the contents you carry, whether it be a laptop or three-ring binder, helps define who you are as a person. They’re by no means your defining characteristics; the gadgets, school supplies, and books, however, can indicate to others what you like, how you work, and what you’re interested in.

Ron travels a lot for work, whether he’s going to events or shooting videos on location, which means his setup is tailored to a lifestyle as a videographer; yours, of course, might vary. For me, I need a laptop, notebook, camera (for photos), and I’m good. The cool thing about peering into someone else’s bag is that there’s no wrong or right way to do it. It all depends on what works best for your workflow.

If I had to choose, I’d say the most important thing in my backpack (other than my laptop) is an Anker portable battery, which has rescued my phone from a few dire moments. Considering how cheap portable batteries are these days, no backpack should be without one, Anker or otherwise. I’d also recommend a thumb drive for backing up important files and documents.

We’ve shown you what’s in our bags before and we thought it would be fun to peel back the curtain once more. It is, after all, time to go back to school. Check out the video above to see the contents of Ron’s bag, including some thoughts on why the gadgets are so important for his productivity.

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.