Our Gear



Sony a7S III

This is the main camera we use for video. The a7S III features an incredible dynamic range and an extremely sensitive sensor for low light situations. We shoot in flat color profiles to enable the flexibility of advanced color correction in post.

We’ve been using the Sony a7S line of cameras for video for many years now and are extremely happy with the quality of video. There’s not many other cameras that are as compact as the a7S III and perform as well as it does.

Since it’s only 12MP, it isn’t a great fit for photography and we shoot our photos with a different camera body when possible.

Sony a7 III

While this may look similar to our primary camera, it is fundamentally different. It has twice the amount of pixels which makes it better for photography. However, it is weaker in darker situations, and has less video focused features. While the a7 III is still a good video camera, it ends up being used primarily for photos.

Sony RX100V

The small compact size of this camera makes it easy to bring anywhere. We primarily use this for vlogs but it’s also used for additional footage where the larger cameras might stand out too much.

DJI Osmo Pocket

This small but stabilized camera is perfect for shooting on the go. It’s built in gimbal makes the shots super smooth and cinematic, requires no additional setup, and is small enough to bring anywhere.

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

The drone makes it possible for us to capture amazing cinematic 4K aerial shots yet is still small enough to fit in our backpacks.

DJI Mavic Air

An even smaller and more portable drone. While it doesn’t have as good camera as the Mavic 2 Pro, it serves as a solid scouting drone.

GoPro Hero8 Black

We use the GoPro when holding a camera is impractical or need to be very discreet.



Sony 16‑35mm f/4.0

This is our primary lens. It’s a Sony lens so full continuous auto focus is possible and because of the a7S’s extreme sensitivity, f/4 is not a problem.

Sony 24‑70mm f/4.0

This is the lens we use if we need a mid-range zoom. The lens covers a good range of focal lengths while still being light and compact.

Sony 24‑240mm f/3.5-6.3

This lens is handy when we need a single lens to cover a wide zoom range. It is not as sharp as the others but will get the job done.



Bryan’s Backpack

LowePro ProTactic 350 AW II

Michael’s Backpack

LowePro Flipside 300


SmallRig Camera Cage

We use the SmallRig camera cage specifically designed for the a7s III to allow us to attach accessories as well as provide some additional protection for the camera body.

SmallRig NATO Side Handle

This side handle attaches to the side of the camera cage and is super easy to attach and remove with the NATO clamp system. It’s a great sturdy handle that provides an additional grip point to hold the camera setup.

edelkrone SliderPLUS Compact

This unique slider is only 13” long but nearly doubles the camera travel distance when using the belt system.

Manfrotto 290 Xtra

This sturdy and flexible tripod with a fluid head is great for cinematic shots. We can mount our slider to this tripod.

Manfrotto Element Small Tripod

This compact tripod is great because of how light and small it is. Good for still shots and photos.


Aputure Amaran AL-F7

These are the lights you see on top of our cameras. They’re very bright and provide a soft floodlight.

ThruNite TC12

Provided by ThruNite. This flashlight is small, portable, and very bright.

ThruNite TN40S

Provided by ThruNite. This flashlight is very large but is extremely bright and can reach far distances.


Tascam DR-10L

We use these audio recorders while filming Forbidden Explorers and Bumps in the Night episodes to ensure we always have clear and consistent audio of our dialogue.

Rode VideoMic Pro

We sometimes use this mic when filming with guests and we want to capture their audio without making them wear a lav mic.

Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro

We use this mic when we want to capture extremely clean and detailed stereo ambient sounds.