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Content creation in a digital world: what do YOU take to go ‘on the road’?

Content creation in a digital world: what do YOU take to go ‘on the road’?

by Lee Hopkins on August 6, 2010

in blogging,podcasting,public speaking,tools

My colleague in arms from the early days of FIR (and happy birthday Shel), Dan York, details the outfit he needs to be a road warrior for his company.

He not only represents them at trade shows by speaking and manning the stands, he also creates content for later use – still images, video interviews, and so on.

My travel pack of choice these days is a Lowepro Fastpack 250. It fits the gear I need, but also has this great feature where you can unzip the side pocket and pull your DSLR out very quickly.  As you can see by the picture, I travel these days with a Nikon D90 for photos and a small JVC Everio MG-330 hard drive video recorder.  In truth, the D90 can also do video… but it’s harder to hold for video than the JVC unit is.  Perhaps I’ll eventually do more with it… but for the moment I carry both.  Both have power cords (or battery chargers), naturally.

I also carry a Blue Eyeball (which I reviewed) in case I want to do two-shot video recordings (using my MacBook Pro’s camera and the Blue) for an interview.


Add to this, of course, the laptop, and these days the iPad as well… and it’s a heavy pack.  I also naturally have my iPhone for photos and quick status updates and such as well.

Personally, I never go anywhere without my beloved Flip mino and store my laptop, Canon camcorder and gorilla tripod (when required), Nikon coolpix camera, chargers,  paper notepads, batteries, extension cable, plugboard and a network cable in a Solo office bag.

What do you take with you when on the road, or even just attending a conference?

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