MacBook Pro. My only computer and everything I could need. I plug it into a cinema display at the office and bring it with me everywhere I go. I do lots of editing on the road, so it is really nice to have a powerful machine I can take with me everywhere. It’s a 2.3ghz i7 with 16 gigs of ram, a 250gb solid state drive and I took my disc drive out and replaced it with a OWC data doubler and a 500gb HD.
iPad. Use it mostly for movies and reading. I always load it up with new movies before I travel. Right now I have The Outsiders, 2001 a Space Odyssey, Eyes Wide Shut, and There Will Be Blood on there.
Want Le Essentials iPad case. I always throw my iPad and sketchbooks in here… good place to file all my receipts while I’m traveling and it’s perfect for running to quick meetings in the city.
Hard Drives. I don’t really keep any of my work on my computer and I’m always dragging around a bunch of drives. Right now I have a 2tb WD drive and a 1tb WD mobile drive with me. I’ve been using the G-Drives more lately, but I’m out of town right now and these happen to be what I had with me at the time.
Panasonic GF1. I have had a lot of cameras, but I still love my GF1 more than anything. The shutter is a bit loud but that’s my only issue with this guy. It’s perfect for traveling and I bring it with me everywhere I go. I use it for snapshots and documenting everything and most of the photos on my Tumblr and stuff I post on Defgrip come from this camera.
Dramamine. I tend to get motion sick, especially when I’m in cars or busses, so I take one of these before every trip. A lot of time it’s just preventative use, but better to be safe than sorry.
Wallet. Goyard card holder with all my credit cards and debit cards for my business and personal accounts. I hate big thick wallets, so I try to keep it as minimal as possible.
Apple Magic Mouse. I don’t mind using the trackpad when I’m just browsing or doing emails, but to get any work done, I need to have a mouse. I take it with me everywhere I go.
iPhone 5. Probably my only real essential on this list. I really use my phone more than anything else. Camera probably gets used the most, then emails, then text, then phone, then maps… Don’t really play any games, but it’s crazy to think about what my every day would be like if I didn’t have an iPhone.
Sketchbook. Always have a sketchbook with me and use it mostly for lists. I write a to-do list every day and check off everything one by one as I get them done. If I didn’t write lists, I would never get anything done on time… I used to sketch a lot more but if you look through my sketch book right now, it’s really just a bunch of crossed out lists.
Rolex Submariner. I’ve wanted a Rolex for years and I was lucky enough to get my first one about a year and a half ago. I started with a vintage Date Just and bought my second Rolex, this Submariner, for my birthday this past year. I thought I’d wear both of them an equal amount, but since I got the Submariner it really hasn’t left my wrist. This is a classic watch and I hope to have it for the rest of my life.
Glasses. I’m nearsighted and have been wearing glasses since I was 16 or so. These are a pair of matte black Oliver People that I’ve had for a few years. I had a second pair of the same glasses in this clear color, but they flew off my head as I was hanging out the side of a van on the freeway in the Dominican Republic… I guess that was my payback for acting like a idiot.. haha.
Audiotechnica noise canceling headphones. I’m always carrying way too much camera gear, so the last thing I have room for is big pair of Bose headphones… I was searching around online and came across these guys. They are nice and small and fold up to make them easy to travel with and essential for cutting out the fat guy snoring who is always sitting behind me no matter what flight I’m on.
Books. I have a few books on my iPad, but still enjoy reading actual books… Especially for the beginning and end of flights when they make you turn all your stuff off. Right now, I’m reading The Playboy Interviews: The Directors. A compilation of interviews with Orson Welles, Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick, Clint Eastwood, Francis Ford Coppola, David Mamet, Spike Lee and the Coen brothers
Nike Free’s. It’s hard to put on a pair of Vans or Converse after having these on your feet. They are so comfortable and essential for long days on set.