CES 2016 was a lot of fun and I got to bring my livestream rig which I got a ton of complements on. The only thing bad about livestreaming was that setting up took forever and carrying it around the show floor was a drag. Plus, it was hard for me to actually enjoy the show and doing things live can become hetic, stressful.
So for MWC 2016, I will be bringing a different rig so I can make some nice cinematic 4K videos, perhaps enjoy myself more. And I know some of you wanted a video of my new rig for MWC 2016, so here’s what I bringing:
First, I will be bringing my sturdiest tripod, the Manfrotto 055. It’s heavy tripod but it is super stable and I will be able to get all my shots as steady as I can.
For smooth lateral and horizontal pans, I will be using the Manfrotto MVH500AH fluid head.
I also have the Manfrotto 502 head too which is nice but it weighs twice more than my MVH500AH plus MVH500AH is good enough for my purposes.
That’s my basic setup but if I want to do some sliding shots, I can go head quick release my camera, mount my Edelkrone motorized slider then snap my camera back in. I am using a bunch of quick release plates so I can do this quickly on the go at MWC 2016.
Now, I’ve also hacked up my own 15mm rod rig that allows me to position the camera to the side. What this allows me to do is get a shot that’s vertically above my subject. Using this, I can do some over-the-head shots.
When I am done shooting all my slide shots, I can go ahead and put everything back into my bag then I can quick reattach the camera, fluid head, and tripod. What I realized through my recent trip at CES is that you want to keep your camera and tripod out of the bag as they weigh you down the most. Instead, if you carry your tripod and camera with you, you can easily balance your tripod on your shoulder, which feels a lot lighter than having more things in your bag plus you can set the tripod down on the ground when resting.
That’s all I am carry for MWC 2016 so hopefully I will be able to make you guys some nice cinematic 4K videos of Galaxy S7, LG G5, HTC One M10, and much more. Other than that, I am bringing my MSI Ghost GS60 4K laptop for 4K editing and Zoom H4N for voice overs for the video.