Even if you don’t know the phrase “shotbags,” chances are you’ve come across one of these handy items.
These weighted bags are used to keep things steady, from cameras and lighting equipment, to standees and canopies.
If you’re looking for shot bags for your next shoot or event, we’ve got what you’re looking for here at John Barry Sales.
NOTE: due to the weight of Shotbags we cannot guarantee same day delivery.Read more about how to choose shotbags
How do Shotbags work?
While most of the equipment we sell at John Barry Sales is quite high-tech, shotbags are surprisingly simple.
Each durable bag is filled with small pieces of metal, which make them heavy enough to hold things down. The filling also gives the bags their signature flexibility, allowing you to place them where needed—even if you need to fit them into a small space or wrap them around the base of something.
The bags themselves have a long shelf life, because they are created from a tough, fire-retardant PVC fabric.
The metal eyelets at each end of the bag make it simple to tie them down as needed, so you’ll never lose them as you pack up your event or shoot.
We sell Shotbags in a variety of colours, from simple black to bright yellows and reds. This way, you can match the shotbag to your branding, choose shotbags that stand out and are easy to see, or select shotbags that will be virtually invisible on a film set or at an event.
Who needs shotbags?
Shotbags are some of the most popular products we sell at John Barry Sales, because they are so versatile and useful to so many different professions.
Of course, our shotbags are ideal for anyone working on a film or television shoot. The bags can be used to mark places on the floor for actors or broadcasters, or they can be used to weigh down lighting and film equipment, so it won’t sway or blow in a breeze.
But beyond film and television shoots, shotbags are also part of any event planner’s toolset. They can be used to hold down banners, tents, and stands at weddings, conferences, or even public markets.
The only choice you need to make is what weight you’d like, which colours you’d prefer, and how many shotbags you need to get your next event off without a hitch.