This is a list of equipment that we’ve used to produce good results. Obviously, over time you’ll come up with your own innovations, and we hope you share them when you do. Obviously you’ll purchase these items at your own risk, and we make no warranty for their performance or success.
There are three different rigs that we use depending on the situation.
- Tripod Rig
The dolly rig is great for smaller projects, and only requires the bare minimum equipment to get started.
- Its really compact, light, and easy to travel with.
- Built with equipment that most photographers have.
- Great for small projects like studios and apartments.
- Very stable, good for long term exposure photography and HDR.
- It can be really tough on the body.
- It takes longer to setup.
- It’s hard to steer if you need to.
- Scooter Rig
The scooter is our most commonly used rig. Its very versatile, and perfect for almost any job. Pretty much MacGyver of WebWalk.
- Its really quick to set up!
- It steers really well.
- The most comfortable on the body out of any of the other rigs.
- Can cover a lot of space in a short period of time.
- The most inexpensive solution.
- None at the moment.
- Wheelchair Rig
The wheelchair rig is used for our really large projects that span over a 750,000 sqft.
- Its probably the most comfortable out of any of the rigs.
- On board power inverter makes sure all devices are powered up.
- Tons of battery capacity!
- Perfect for really large venues such as conventions, museums, campuses.
- The wheel chair is the most expensive rig.
- The wheel chair is really heavy, and can be dangerous at times to move.
- Expensive to ship and move around.
- Battery operated only, if the battery dies, so does your production.
Each of these options come with their advantages. The most commonly used rig within our company is the scooter, however, we do use the wheelchair and tripod rigs from time-to-time depending on the situation.
This is a great list of equipment to start with to capture imagery (not including rigs):
- Camera – (T Series Canon T5i) – $900
- Lens – $170 – $500We’re listing two options here. The main goal is to use a lens that is within the focal range of the parabolic optic lens aka “mirror lens”. In addition, we want to use a lens that does not move or protrude when zooming or focusing. The Sigma lens has all internal components, and when you zoom or focus, nothing at the end of the lens moves. The Canon lens doesn’t zoom, it only focuses, and is typically referred to as a prime lens.
- Parabolic Lens Optic with a 58mm thread size – (0-360.com) – $595
- Quick Release Tilt Head – (Manfrotto 234RC) – $45
- Tablet/Computer support (Comes in really handy at times) – (Manfrotto Magic Arm) & (Mandrotto Super Clamp 035RL) & (Manfrotto 183 Projector Tray) – $225