Keeping Your Studio Space and Gear Organized and Tidy

Posted by: on Feb 01, 2018

Keeping Your Studio Space and Gear Organized and Tidy
Chaos in the studio leads to time wasted, frustration, and an unsafe work environment. Keep your studio organized and tidy with these solutions!

Creating a Studio Stand Rack

The above image and solution comes to us from Robbie Sokolowsky, owner of the Tribeca Journal Studio who built a C-stand rack by mounting hooks directly into wooden planks on the wall. Storing the stands horizontally allows for safe keeping, easy viewing, and quick access.

Power Where You Want It, When You Need It

When you’re in the studio working, you need power for lights, computer equipment, etc., so having power available is a must. But having a power strip laying around on the floor is a trip hazard and could lead to damaged equipment either from the pulling of cords or people stepping on plugs and connections. If you want to mount a power strip or surge protector to round or flat surfaces such as carts, tables, strands, tripod legs and the Aero PowerMount is an innovative solution.

Mounting a Battery Pack to a Lightstand

You’re setting up your lights, but where to put the light battery pack? This unique solution combines the Rock Solid Mini ProClamp and Hitch D-Ring to mount an Elinchrom Quadra to a stand. While the ELB 400 battery is pictured, this solution could hold any object up to 8.8 lbs (4.0kg).

Organizing Seamless Paper and Diffusion Rolls

JerkStopper ProTab Cable Ties aren’t just for keeping cables untangled and well maintained. The large ProTab cable ties are perfect for wrapping around seamless paper and diffusion rolls to keep them from unraveling.

A Compact Mobile Workstation

If you want to create a streamlined, compact, mobile tethered workstation look no further than the Rock Solid Tripod Cross Bar and Pro Tethering Kit which includes a Tether Table Aero. This duo combines to create an ideal setup that lets you mount your tethered workstation on the same solid support as your camera. The pictured setup below includes a Tripod Roller so when your shoot is complete you can easily move your workstation out of the way.

Keeping USB and Power Cables Tidy

A quality tethering cable is an investment and proper care and storage will help you get the most life out of it. Inside your USB cable are sensitive wires and shielding designed for fast transmission speed and noise-reduction. Although fairly durable, if folded, bent or pinched you could experience communication errors. Plus, there is nothing worse than showing up on set with a bag full of cables, ends damaged and a tangled mess. So, keep everything organized with a Tether Tools Organization Case.

Moving Your Lights With a Rolling Stand

Your studio lights can either stay put, or they can move and adjust as you need them to. With a load capacity of 55 lbs (25kg) and a maximum height of 71” (1.8m) the Rock Solid Low Boy Roller can handle any studio light in your arsenal, and with 3” hardened rubber wheels it glides with ease, then locks into place with locking wheels.