Martin Gremmelspacher specialises in making adventure, sport-action and landscape films and has worked with production company ask-TV to film a number of travel programmes. While filming, the cinematographer works with the Deca Campack camera backpack by Petrol Bags, part of Vitec Videocom.
This year, Gremmelspacher filmed with the Canon XF305 in various locations around the world. “I was on the road in Portugal, India and Austria,” he said, “But during my numerous flights and trips, I don’t have to worry about my equipment: all is safely stowed in the Deca Campack.” Gremmelspacher must carry all of his equipment with him, and it has to be ready to be used at all times so he can respond flexibly to various situations. “The backpack has become indispensable for me during countless outdoor shoots. It offers a lot of storage space and is, at the same time, very lightweight,” explained the cinematographer.
The Campack features removable and padded dividers to protect the equipment, which also serve as compartments to stow accessories. There is also a separate area with space for a laptop with a 17-inch screen. Soft straps and an ergonomic design aim to provide ideal weight distribution and comfort for the carrier.
“The weather is mostly sunny for the filming of travel programmes, but sometimes thunderstorms suddenly appear in the sky,” added Gremmelspacher. “No matter how much it rains, my equipment never gets wet. Next year, I will be travelling to Asia and South America to film a documentary. My Deca Campack camera backpack will accompany me again.”