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International Travel Info

I have been traveling for work for many years. Whenever I’m prepping to leave, a list of questions always seems to come up. What kind of plug adapters do I need, and do I also need a voltage converter? Is this a carnet country? What currency do they have? What’s the exchange rate?   Previously, […]

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Tiger Tiger Wrap-Up

After a long shoot in India and Bangladesh for the Tiger Tiger documentary, we have finally all returned home. Yes, the crew has been back for two weeks, but our equipment only just returned home this morning. The camera package of over 40 cases was shipped via freight both to India and back from Bangladesh. […]

Filming with Alan in the train.

First Shoot Day

The first shoot day was already set to be one of our most complex and potentially chaotic days of the entire trip. The logistics required to pull off the shots needed were quite intricate. We spent the first half of the day in the Kolkata train station. This station rivals Grand Central or Penn Station […]

Unloading the Light Iron cart from the truck.

Load In and “Prep.” India Style.

The Tiger Tiger team has finally arrived in Kolkata, India! And we certainly got things started on an interesting foot.  Whenever you are on a shoot in an exotic location, things takes a little longer… India is certainly no exception. We were expecting to have all of our equipment waiting for us on the boat […]

Lithium batteries under scrutiny by the FAA.

FAA Regulations on Lithium Batteries

While preparing for our departure to India, we came across some startling news. Because of the recent Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” incident, the FAA has tightened its restrictions on the transport and shipment of Lithium batteries. This pretty much includes all of our standard camera batteries. While there have been no official updates to the 2007-2008 […]