John Harrington-WHAT WE USE - Audio Entertainment Kit

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Here's a video segment on the Audio Entertainment Kit that we use. A transcription of the video is available after the jump.

Hands on instructional video on photography from Assignment Construct.

Hi, I’m John Harrington and we’re going to break out and break down the wide variety of equipment we use to deliver images to our clients. Next we are going to show you one of the equipment kits we use when we are traveling on assignment. Each kit is different and has a very specific purpose. So lets take a look.

One of the things that can make a big difference on a photo shoot is having music, but not just any music.  From client’s disposition to the subject being relaxed, having the right music is critical.
Recently we had the audio kit ready to go and somehow or another it didn’t make it onto the truck.  What we found that we had to do was stream the audio off the internet, rather than rely on our iPod collection. 

As a result, we were at the whim of the online DJ, and the subjects that were being photographed were reacting negatively to the music that was being played, so we had to assign an assistant to make sure that the music that was being played was music that the subjects liked.  And when the subjects didn’t like what they were doing was making requests of the assistant to play this song or that song. 

Our audio kit is packed in an old school bag that we had lying around.  It’s got a video iPod in it, an iHome clock radio, and a pair of wireless Advent speakers.  So let’s have a look at the kit.  So here is our iHome clock radio.  It’s got an iPod adapter that works for the regular iPod, or the full size iPod

A pair of wireless Advent speakers with the amplification built in, so all it needs is power.  An iPod 60 GB with all the music that we have, legally.  The power supplies for each of the speakers and the transmitter, as well as a power supply for the transmitter.  All of these things pack neatly into this kit.  And so that’s our audio kit.

Below the video is a link to each of the segments, Let me know what you think!

Introduction of The What We Use Video Series
Individual Segments:
Softbox & Light Modifier Kit  |||  Lighting Stands Case  |||  Primary Hensel Vela Lighting Kit  |||  Rololights Continuous Source Lighting  |||  Rololights Lighting Stands Kit  |||  Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Kit  |||  Nikon D3 Kit  |||  Jacobsen Sound Blimp Kit  |||  California Sunbounce Lighting Reflector  |||  Gels & Gelly Rolls  |||  Lowel DP Hotlight Kit  |||  Lowel Omni & Tota Hotlight Kit  |||  Macbook Pro Laptop Kit  |||  Hensel Porty Bi-Tube Kit  |||  Hensel Porty Kit  |||  Hensel Porty Ringlight Kit  |||  Hensel Tria 1500 Kit  |||  Hensel Tria 3000 Kit  |||  Hensel Vela Add-On Kit  |||  Cord Kit  |||  Kenyon Gyro Kit  |||  Reviewing Kit  |||  Photo Equipment Carts  |||  Photo Equipment Cases  |||  Computers & Monitors - Travel Kit  |||  Fog Machine  |||  Hasselblad Kit  |||  White Lightning Lighting Kit  |||  Video Kit  |||  Audio Entertainment Kit  |||  Audio Sound Kit  |||  Sandbags  |||  Stands

Posted by John Harrington on 01/24
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