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Customizing Pelican Lid Pocket Organizers

Posted June 2, 2016, in Patti's Blog

Pelican 1510The first Pelican lid organizer I made was for assistant George Sanchez, to organize his Pelican 1520 cases for his Preston FI+Z units. George wanted clear pockets to see all the Preston rings and cables at a glance. At the time, I thought we would just make 3 lid organizer pockets, George would be happy, and we would just file the pattern away.

But…other assistants saw George’s 1520 lid pocket organizers, and they wanted the same thing. The product soon snow-balled into us making lid organizers for the entire Pelican 1500 & 1600 series.

It wasn’t too long before I started getting calls for custom layouts for the Pelican cases: a long narrow pocket for iris rods, or a large pocket for sunshade and hard mattes. I thought the custom layouts would drive me crazy- but the more I thought about it, I realized my customers were telling me exactly what they need on the set to save space and stay organized.

I see different trends in what the customers are asking for, and they have inspired me to change my layouts and my materials. Now I see that customization will not only benefit my customers, it will help Camera Essentials grow and change, by listening to what people need on the set to make their jobs easier and more efficient.