For our series What’s in Your Kit, we ask a range of working cinematographers to share the gear they can’t live without.

This week, Ben Powell, DP of A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story, reveals what’s in his kit.

Cameras and Lenses:

A. Canon C300 with Zacuto Handle

B. Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS Lens

C. Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Lens

D. Canon 50mm f/1.2 Lens


Ben's Kit

The Kit

A. Filson Tote Bag

Super durable tote. Perfect bag to hold everything I need while traveling.

B. Redwing Beckman Boots

Work boots, great for all terrains.

C. Six 32GB CF Cards

I always enough cards to roll all day if need be.

D. Bottle Opener

Handy tool for after wrap.

E. Manfrotto Magic Arm

Great for rigging up a DSLR or a small light anywhere you need.

F. Muji Notebook and Pen

I always have paper and pen on set and while traveling for ideas, reminders and sketches.

G. White Hat

My go-to for a sunny location.

H. Fuji GW690 Rangefinder

I always have a film camera for portraits or landscapes that interest me while on the road.

I. Macbook Pro

My office on the go.

J. Portable Hard Drive

When there’s down time, I work on personal projects. I always bring a copy of the media on this drive.

K. Bose Wireless Headphones

Perfect for watching movies on planes and phone calls.

L. Retrosuperfuture Sunglasses

Essential on those long full-sun days.

M. Bandana

Always great to have in your back pocket.

N. Business Cards

I’m always meeting new people and it’s an easy way to stay connected. MM

For more cinematographers sharing their annotated kits, click here.