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Behind the Lens by Jay Holben

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5.5Carnet Chronicles: International Travel with Equipment

I’m currently producing and directing a reality show called My Hollywood about kids pursuing their dreams to break into show business. The major leg of home-visits for this show has me on the road for 25 days from Alberta, Canada, to Manhattan to Pennsylvania to Ohio to Tennessee and Florida. Although I’ve shot in Canada once before, I did it a little surreptitiously by flying into New York and driving across the border with an SUV full of equipment, a field producer, and a cameraman. This show is a bit bigger, I’ve got a crew of six: a DP, a camera operator, a sound mixer, a story producer, my assistant/DIT, and our supervising producer. We’ve got a substantial amount of equipment (16 ...

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