While it depends on the genre and the creative decisions made by the director, a Tampa video production is capable of representing how we live our different lives. This means they have the ability to accurately portray the extraordinary lives of famous people, or on the other hand, present what it’s like for someone to work their normal shift in the office.
With this in mind, the film’s settings can greatly differ from each other. So whether the film calls for a day in a beautiful rainforest or an evening in a small, dingy room, there’s always the possibility that the filmmaker would be required to travel to use the right location.
As such, it is a must for filmmakers to be always prepared for possibly flying far and wide to film in the right location and hopefully get that perfect shot. That also means they have to make sure they have all the equipment they’ll need to shoot, like cameras, tripods, and batteries (and some extra batteries, too!).
But checking off a list might not be enough. You see, it’s still possible for film production to be delayed because the TSA has not approved of the batteries they’ve brought to the airport. So while it’s good that they’ve made sure to bring their batteries, it would be better if they are also TSA-approved.
So how do they make sure to bring the right batteries? Are there any certain rules to follow? To find out, read more below:
First, the filmmaker will have to know the two types of batteries that they’re going to use: alkaline batteries and lithium-ion batteries. What are alkaline batteries used for? Alkaline batteries are actually those AA or AAA batteries you see at stores. These are the type of batteries that give power to your remote controls, wireless microphones, and other small accessories. On the other hand, there’s lithium-ion batteries. Compared to alkaline, these batteries are much bigger and look like blocks. And these give power to cameras, mobile phones, and other gadgets.
If the Tampa video production professional is bringing alkaline batteries with them, the TSA wouldn’t even bat an eye. They don’t impose limits on how many of these batteries they can travel with, so this means they can go and freely bring as many of these batteries as they can.
However, the same could not be said for lithium-ion batteries. See, these types of batteries have been restricted before. And once there were reports of phones exploding and they were, as it turns out, powered with lithium-ion batteries, the rules on restricting them got even more severe!
With this, it’s advised for Tampa video production professionals to bring lithium-ion batteries that are under 100 Wh (Watt-hour). Once they do, they can bring as many lithium batteries as they please. And if they want to bring lithium-ion batteries bigger than 100 Wh, it’s still possible for them to do so. But they can’t bring more than two, and these batteries can’t exceed 160 Wh.