No one enjoys the hassle of going through airport security, but for photographers and filmmakers, it can be especially frustrating and tedious to deal with having all of our gear unpacked, inspected, and repacked, and it can be a serious delay. TSA PreCheck has the potential to alleviate a lot of that, though. Is it worth the $85 fee for five years? This great video essay discusses the topic.
Coming to you from Bryan Redding of Deaf Director, this helpful video discusses the usefulness of TSA PreCheck for creatives, especially those of us who have to lug around a ton of gear. Conventional advice is to never check any fragile or important gear, both because it can be lost or mishandled, but then, you have to lug a lot of equipment through security, and given that you are often required to open bags and remove items for closer inspection, it can be especially time-consuming and annoying. TSA PreCheck can save a lot of the hassle and give you an extra time buffer to get to your gate, which can also be quite beneficial if you need to claim some overhead space for your gear. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Redding.