Benchmark: DIY Rolling Studio Gear Rack

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Lately, I have been researching studio configurations. Jeremy Cowart’s Triptik Studio Walkthrough got the juices flowing; especially the rolling backdrop that doubles as storage for bounces, flags and other gear. My space is an open floorplan and I already have plenty of stuff on casters, including my edit desk. I’d never thought of something like Cowart’s rolling wall. Genius!

I made a mental note to do something similar and moved on.

Then, I stumbled across the video below from Steve Ramsey on Lifehacker. Ramsey’s concept is a bit different than Cowart’s but the “bones” are very similar. Now, I have a template to build my own “Cowart Wall”.

Aside from the usefulness and cool factor of both projects, I am sharing them because of how they relate to one another. Early in my career, I was introduced to the concept of benchmarking. The example I was given then…

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