CalDigit. Serious Storage.
As a filmmaker working (and living) on the road I get to tackle challenges that our wall powered - roof over our head - squeaky clean office life glides right past. From sitting in coffee shops to charging batteries, maxing out the cell phone data plan, and praying that last 5% of laptop battery really will be enough to backup that last card, its always something. I have worked as a producer and cinematographer for National Geographic for the last few years and have been lucky enough to travel all around the world telling stories ranging from soccer thugs in Buenos Aires, to boxing kangaroos in Canberra, to stray dogs in Moscow.

This summer I’m working on a National Geographic Young Explorer grant, traveling around the country making short films about people that are passionate about protecting their local groundwater, streams and rivers. I’m shooting on multiple cameras, with plenty of 4K footage, so media management is a challenge for this one-man-band. I’m proud to use CalDigit drives for all my media storage and archive. My go-to combination in the field is a VR mini 2 RAID for dumping cards as needed during the day, then making another copy to the T4 RAID once I have a reliable power source at base camp.

The solid build and RAID capabilities of these drives give me confidence that my data is safe. The fast interfaces (USB3 or Thunderbolt) also allow me to get some sleep after a full day of shooting and media managing. The bus power and compact size of the VR Mini 2 make it easy to slide into the camera bag along with the lenses and extra batteries for the day. Once I’ve finished production, I’ll get back to the edit suite and boot up the T4 as my primary edit drive as well.

Whether in the studio dropping cards from a set shoot, or on the side of a Class V river archiving footage from the days paddle, I know that CalDigit has my back, protecting my days (and life’s) work.

Follow along with Corey’s “Water Is for Fighting” project on Instagram @coreyrobinson and #w4f2015