I don’t usually post all that much about cameras and even less about camera accessories since I’m an editor working almost exclusively in post-production. But I wanted to point out this new Bold camera bag from Wooden Camera. The bag is designed by a Nashville guy I know well, Brian Murie. He is a hardcore camera guy who works with Snaproll Media and has been around cameras from many years. We sat on a flight together coming back from NAB to Nashville this year and he was telling me about this camera bag he had been designing and was hoping to bring to market. (Brian also gave me a lift home, so I owe him.)
I’m just an editor who, at most, might have to travel with a laptop and a portable hard drive. During our ride, I was quizzing Brian on how in the world he’s able to schlep so much camera gear in so many different bags and pelican cases all around the world, time after time and without losing everything or going crazy. Well, he admitted it is a major challenge and the frustration of managing so many different cases was a prime reason he wanted to design his own bag. When I carry a camera it’s only a 7D (and maybe a GoPro) with a couple of lenses, so a backpack usually gets both that and a laptop to my destination. I can imagine how difficult it is to get your Epics, C300s and F3s to where they need to be, electronics and lenses intact, without the airlines either losing the baggage or making the entire shoot unaffordable because of exorbitant baggage fees.
That’s where the BOLD comes in. I could type more about it but Brian does a better job explaining the benefits of the bag and the reasons for its design in the following YouTube video posted by Wooden Camera:
At $460 it’s probably not the cheapest camera bag on the market but it certainly looks very strong, rigid and highly functional, especially if you fly with your camera gear.