Above is the contents of my bag I used to shoot the footage for Purple Coat Productions' Twelfth Night Tour; and below is each number explained in detail with links to the products (the links will take you to an external site in a new window).
01 - Macbook Air and Charger
This was used to backup rushes to hard drives, check footage is working and to create low resolution versions of the timelapses for viewing.
Apple Macbook Air - sh.st/yqMWx
02 - Western Digital 1TB Drive, Crucial 240GB M500 SSD in ICY Box Caddy & 16GB Corsair Memory Stick
These were used to store the rushes each day (two copies of all rushes) as the internal HDD on the MBA is only 120GB, the memory stick was just incase I needed it and each drive held a backup of the Magic Lantern firmware.
WD 1TB Drive - http://sh.st/yqMDB
Crucial M500 - http://sh.st/yqM2H
ICY Box Caddy - http://sh.st/yqMNT
Corsair Memory Stick - http://sh.st/yqMLN
03 - Canon 600D, 2 Batteries & Charger
This was my only camera to film with and I rotated the batteries around in the battery grip (listed below) one at a time so one could charge while the other was used. I primarily filmed on what are thought of as the best ISO's of 160/320/640 etc, and used the Cinestyle picture profile throughout.
Canon 600D - http://sh.st/yq1rx
Canon Battery - http://sh.st/yq1pr
04 - Lenses: Olympus 28mm 2.8, 50mm 1.4 and Vivitar 135mm 2.8
These are my Mother's old film lenses I used for this tour, I primarily used the 50mm for the fast aperture of 1.4 which was entirely necessary in many of the scenarios I was in, even at 640/800/1250 ISO.
West Yorkshire Cameras - http://sh.st/yq1g6
05 - SD Cards: 3x 32GB, 2x16GB, 1x8GB
All Sandisk Cards, but a mix of speeds from buying them at different times, I only used the 32GB cards though for both the Canon and the GoPro, the other cards were just backup cards incase I needed them. I tried to rotate the card in the Canon each day (use one, and keep the previous days rushes on the other, and rotate this method to reduce fault) but I didn't always have the time to do that; I always had a backup on the hard drives though. All cards had Magic Lantern on also.
Sandisk Cards - sh.st/yq1cW
07 - XCSOURCE Lens Adaptor: Olympus to Canon
Used to attach my Olympus lenses to the 600D, this is a passive mount so doesn't allow auto focus or aperture control, but you never use autofocus in video and there is an aperture ring on each of my lenses so this wasn't a problem.
Lens Adaptor - sh.st/yq2se
08 - Neweer Viewfinder
This attaches onto the 600D's screen (with an adhesive screen protector) and magnifies the image 3x to check focus, the magnifier also flips up so it will just shield the screen from light; I find the 3x magnification is a bit too much sometimes and can be hard to check focus but overall is useful to cut your view off from the outside world.
Viewfinder - http://sh.st/yq2b7
09 - Neweer Battery Grip
This unofficial grip is very useful for using two batteries at once (extending shooting time) and also accepts AA's if you run out of canon batteries. Also useful to make the camera bigger so it's easier to handle, and for another 'shutter' button when using the camera in portrait mode for stills.
Battery Grip - http://sh.st/yq2WN
10 - Zoom H1 Audio Recorder
I used this to record all my audio, this recorder is fantastic for the price, I recorded at 24bit/48kHz for all my audio, I didn't attach an external mic as I didn't have one so this meant I needed to handle my rig very gently or the movement would be heard on the Zoom, as it was attached to the rig with no shock absorption (not an ideal scenario at all).
Zoom H1 - http://sh.st/yq2Ia
11 - Intervalometer for Canon
This was brought just incase I wanted to setup a timelapse with the 600D, but I never did.
Intervalometer - http://sh.st/yq2D7
12 - Rig
This was the rig I brought with me, It isn't the easiest rig to use and definitely not the best for your back as it just leans into your chest and not onto your shoulder, and with no counter-weight; but It was all I had. It's small and it just about worked for this, it is modular meaning I could add to it or make it smaller or use it all and it allowed me to have the camera and the Zoom separate so it wasn't on the camera's hot shoe mount, which made for far worse audio than being attached to the rig. I even used the longest pole to create the timelapse at Liverpool by jamming it into the ground and attaching the goPro to it with electrical tape.
Rig - http://sh.st/yq23u
Zoom H1 attachment - http://sh.st/yq2Ck
13 - GoPro & Various Mounts
I had a lot of GoPro gear with me which consisted of: 1xGoPro 2 with case, 3xBatteries, Tripod Mount, Metal handlebar Mount, Floating Handheld Grip, Suction Cup and Multi Tool.
I primarily used the Bar Mount for most of the timelapses I setup, but most of the places I wanted to put it were too big for the mount, so I would place the top half onto the area/pole and then just fix it with lots of electrical tape (example). The suction cup was used on the flight over to Dublin by fixing the GoPro to the window looking out to see the sky and the plane's wing, and also when timelapsing in the minivan.
GoPro - http://sh.st/yq27Q
Tripod Mount - http://sh.st/yq3g8
Bar Mount - http://sh.st/yq3zr
Floating Handheld Grip - http://sh.st/yq3v4
Suction Cup - http://sh.st/yq3qs
14 - Wasabi GoPro Battery Charger
This is a third party mains charger for GoPro batteries as GoPro don't make one, but a charge from an AC outlet is always better than a charge from a USB outlet; the plug is a travel plug adaptor from Wilkinsons as the charger has a US connection.
Wasabi Charger (GoPro 3) - http://sh.st/yq3Th
15 - Anker Battery Pack
These things are life savers, the one I have holds 8400mAh and can charge an iPhone up to 6-8 times and a GoPro battery about 8-10 times. I bought this for use with the GoPro as a backup charging device but I use it for my iPhone more than anything. It was used my multiple people throughout the tour when there was no plugs. It takes a long time to charge the block though as it holds so much.
Anker Battery Pack - http://sh.st/yq3IP
16 - Apple Battery Charger
These aren't that cheap as rechargeable AA batteries go, but they work great, charge fast and last 10 years; apparently. I only have five now as I lost one somewhere previously but I used these in the Zoom instead of using throwaway batteries and each one lasted all day, usually 15 hours.
Battery Charger - http://sh.st/yq3Sv
17 - iPhone Charger and plug
This was used to charge my iPhone wherever possible (used the Anker block more often though) and the plug was used to charge the Anker block also.
USB Charger Plug - http://sh.st/yq3Xs
18 - Lens Cloths
For wiping the lenses.
Calumet Lens Cloth - http://sh.st/yq3MP
19 - Business Cards
Bought from Moo.com.
Moo (10% off) - http://sh.st/yq40W
20 - Notebook and Pens
I never actually used this other than to make a sign saying 'DO NOT TOUCH' when I placed a GoPro on the ground all day in Liverpool.
21 - Passport
Needed for getting to Dublin
22 - Sunglasses
23 - iPhone 4S
Used as you would expect, and also as a light at times.
Apple iPhone - http://sh.st/yq4e8
24 - Apple Earphones and earphone extension (earphones missing from shot)
Used to monitor audio from the Zoom. I wouldn't recommend using any earphones to record audio as they are designed to add emphasise to the top and the bottom of audio, so what you're hearing isn't exactly pure but it was all I had for this and they were convenient.
Apple Earpods - http://sh.st/yq4y2
I hope this blogpost is useful to anyone reading and keep checking for when the documentary is completed, in 2015.