TRAVEL GEAR, My Mobile Production Studio

TRAVEL GEAR, My Mobile Production Studio

Have you ever wondered how a digital nomad runs their business? What equipment do they use and what bags do they travel with?

Well, I am that dude and in this video I’m taking you behind the scenes as far as I can.
My name is Balind, I’m a UX/UI/motion designer and content creator. I’m also a digital nomad, although I prefer the term ‘lifestyle designer’. You’re literally going to see everything I have with me while I run my 6-figure, B2B, services business from anywhere there is wifi.

For a much deeper dive, have a listen to the Podcast version of this episode: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/modern-nerd/id1214546893#

📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/balsieber/
🏀 Dribbble: https://dribbble.com/balsieber
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/creative-art-director/

Music by: Jordyn Edmonds

Camera/photo gear
* Sony A7Sii – lightest, most powerful camera for both photo and video (https://www.amazon.com/Sony-ILCE7SM2-E-mount-Camera-Full-Frame/dp/B0158SRJVQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1489594479&sr=1-3&keywords=sony+a7sii)
* Zeis Batis 25mm 2.0 – video lens or documentary style photos (https://www.amazon.com/Zeiss-Batis-Lens-25-Sony/dp/B00WIHXBK4/ref=sr_1_1?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1489594525&sr=1-1&keywords=zeiss+batis+25mm+f+2)
* Ring light – light subjects for video (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D6636EC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
* Rhode external microphone (https://www.amazon.com/Rode-VMPR-VideoMic-Rycote-Shockmount/dp/B00YAZHRZM/ref=sr_1_5?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1489594830&sr=1-5&keywords=rode+external+mic)
* Mefoto Q2 tripod – super light, rarely use it except for vlogs (https://www.amazon.com/MeFOTO-Carbon-Globetrotter-Travel-Monopod/dp/B00BETIT36/ref=sr_1_12?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1489594760&sr=1-12&keywords=mefoto+tripod)
* g-master 85mm 1.4 – portrait lens for still photos (https://www.amazon.com/Sony-FE-85mm-1-4-Lens/dp/B01BESR5KO)
* Pilotfly H2 Stabilizer – smooth cinematic shots (https://www.amazon.com/Pilotfly-H2-Handheld-Triple-MCU-Technology/dp/B01CZGTK3Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1489594559&sr=1-1&keywords=pilotfly+h2)
* Sony Flash – prefer natural light, rarely use but just in case night (https://www.amazon.com/Sony-HVLF60M-Flash-Alpha-Cameras/dp/B0096W1O30/ref=sr_1_1?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1489594676&sr=1-1&keywords=F60M+External+Flash+For+Multi-Interface+Shoe)
* Lavalier miss – in case need audio wile using 85mm lens (https://www.amazon.com/Shure-MX183-Condenser-Microphone-Omni/dp/B00025XH8U/ref=sr_1_4?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1489594904&sr=1-4&keywords=shure+lavalier+mics)
* Zoom H2 recorder – podcasts or voiceover, recording meetings (https://www.amazon.com/Zoom-H2N-H2n-Handy-Recorder/dp/B005CQ2ZY6/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1489595307&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=Zoom+H2n+Portable+Audio+Recorder)
* Gopro Karma grip + Hero 5 – secondary camera for B-roll and bts (https://www.amazon.com/GoPro-Karma-HERO5-Official-Accessory/dp/B01M0UL6IO/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1489595417&sr=8-1&keywords=gopro+karma+grip)
* Crashed drone in HK 🙁 Karma next time in states (maybe 2 weeks)

Instagram daily stories
* Joby gorilla pod – flexible and strong, sometimes use with A7Sii (https://www.amazon.com/GorillaPod-Ballhead-Bundle-Flexible-Camera/dp/B003II3FD0/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1489595953&sr=8-5&keywords=joby+gorillapod)
* Manfrotto phone holder and light – cheap light that helps (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=manfrotto+light)

Mobile office
* Macbook pro
* Samsung 2TB solid state external drive – thinnest, lightest I could find, this + dropbox is everything (https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Portable-Ssd-T3-Mu-Pt2T0B/dp/B01MA5BFLV/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1489595502&sr=8-16&keywords=samsung+tb+drive)
* iPad pro – sketching idea, storyboarding, secondary monitor
* Roost laptop stand (mouse/keyboard) – light and portable, good for neck (https://www.amazon.com/Roost-Laptop-Stand-Productivity-Lightweight/dp/B01C9KG8IG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489595652&sr=8-1&keywords=roost+laptop+stand)
* Bose quiet comfort wireless – once you go wireless you can’t go back (https://www.amazon.com/Bose-QuietComfort-Wireless-Headphones-Cancelling/dp/B01E3SNO1G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1489595781&sr=8-2&keywords=bose+quietcomfort+wireless)
* AirPods – first step to becoming a cyborg
* Apple watch – Only thing I keep that I don’t need or use, just because I have it
* Surge protector, chargers, and cables

10 Comments

  1. Andrew Parsons on July 7, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Wouldn’t it be better to have a backpack that can’t be pickpocketed as a digital nomads?



  2. Peter Sena on July 7, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Love love love this! Thanks for the shout out. Can’t wait to shoot with you



  3. Ray J on July 7, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Does after effects and premiere run well on the MacBook Pro 13?



  4. Jenn Choi on July 7, 2018 at 8:02 am

    you’re just getting better and better at this! could you be any cuter?

    great gear review & nice to know what software you use; this was really informative! 😊



  5. diggleboy on July 7, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Great video! Nice gear and bags too. Utility and function in a sleek package. Thanks for the great detail too.



  6. Rob Bertholf on July 7, 2018 at 8:09 am

    Really helpful. Thx.



  7. Dream In Autumn on July 7, 2018 at 8:15 am

    I really enjoyed this! So well edited and it’s brilliant seeing how you live this life, what you do and what gear you use.
    How long have you worked online for? 🙂
    I document my travels and DN journey too if you get chance to check my channel out at all 🙂 I just quit my job in December and started working online as a freelancer, then went on to virtual assisting and also online English teaching right now!
    I subbed btw – can’t wait to follow your journey 🙂



  8. NATURAL BAE on July 7, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Hey dude!! Thank you for a great video, so many great tips. Just wanted to let you k ow that your IG link needs to be updated.
    I did manage to find your new page though 🤔😉



  9. Samuel Colclough on July 7, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Dude yer funny! Glad I stumbled upon you. Liked Subbed and Belld Baby! #digitalnomadlife!



  10. Andrew Parsons on July 7, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Look into Tascam DR10L or Lectrasonics PDR and pair with Sanken Cos-11D if you want better external mics.