Our first blog post since we returned from our trip to Chicago! We'll be posting about the event in another article. Sorry, everyone...this one is just about us.
I want to start off by giving a shoutout to The Lenspal for making renting their gear a breeze. They're extremely easy to use, they have wide selection, and their prices are very reasonable. Check them out here! www.thelenspal.com
Oh yeah, I guess we should talk about what we rented....
- 2 Canon 6Ds
- 2 Canon 24-70mm L lenses
- Canon 20mm Prime
- 2 Batteries
- 2 64GB SD cards
- 128GB CF card
- Manfrotto Shoulder Rig
- VideoMic Pro Shotgun Mic
- Stereo Mic
We were a little nervous taking rented equipment traveling with us, so we for sure didn't put that in our checked bags. We learned that from movies.
Airport Security Officer: Actually, throwers don't worry about ticking 'cause modern bombs don't tick.
Narrator: Sorry, throwers?
Airport Security Officer: Baggage handlers.
Being that this was our first trip, we planned ahead as much as we could.
We arrived at the Orlando International Airport three hours before our flight, in case of cliched airport problems.
Luckily, we ran into absolutely no problems whatsoever. So we got to wait at the gate three hours before our flight.
This is preferable, though! I would much rather "hurry up and wait" than "run like an asshole to catch your flight".
We took all of our cameras into our carry on, not only to keep them safe from the "throwers", but also so we could take classy flyin' photos. Like this.
Hooray! MakeDo Entertainment's first work-related flight!
Luckily, our flight was boring. But boring is good, because it gave Mike and Andre more time to play with their Bubble Pop game or whatever.
Besides, when has anything bad ever happened on an airplane?
It was pretty exciting being at O'Hare, because none of us had been there before, because we live under rocks and logs. Respectively.
Hey, here's something! Did you know that there's snow in Chicago? It was a refreshing 28 degrees when we landed. Mike and Andre were none too happy to go back outside our hotel to take photos and look at the snow.
Did I mention our beautiful view from our hotel room?
Joking aside, it was a town filled with the nicest people. (Except for that one guy.) From the moment we stepped off the shuttle, everyone was friendly and helpful. From hotel employees to police officers to pizza ladies.
Probably it's cause we look so intimidating.
What's that? You want to hear about Lex's Haunted Ball and not our own personal travelin' tales? Don't get mad at me when you're the one who made it this far into the article.
We'll be talking about the Haunted Ball and it's awesome host in the next blog post, so no worries.
Oh, if you were wondering how our return journey went, just read this article backwards.
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