If you’re a filmmaker on a budget, you’ve probably lusted after the various camera stabilizing offerings from Steadicam. With this tutorial, some. The steadicam has become a staple in the cinematography industry. The problem more often than not, though, is that not a lot of people can. There are plenty of DIY’ers out there that are hell bent on making what they film look smoother. A home made Steadicam seems to be very popular choice for the .

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A fig rig works exactly like it looks like it would.

The curved design does a great job of distributing the weight out across its frame while still giving your focal point the balance and control it needs to move around. To keep up with him be sure to check out his profile on Fstoppers, website, drop him a line on Facebook, or throw him a follow on his fledgling Instagram account.

Hans Rosemond – May 27, fun! The PVC stabilizer makes use of two side arms and counterweights at the bottom which can also be rotated to become a shoulder rig. Let us know in the comments. You can find out more about John on his website and follow his adventures on YouTube and Facebook.

I will try with this one… http: He likes to make stuff. JP can change a lens mid-rappel, swap a memory card while treading water, or use a camel as a light stand. Austin Rogers joined Steaducam in JP Danko is a commercial photographer based in Toronto, Canada.

Chad Bredahl over at krotoflik has a new tutorial and his tutorials are top notch — see his Jib and Travel Jib tutorials. Top image via Film Riot The world of camera mounts, rigs, and stabilizers is quite diverse. Watch steadiczm video above to try out any of these handheld quick-fixes.


DIY Steadicam Made Out of Hard Drives

The metal frame makes it a little stexdicam than some of the other, lighter PVC optionsbut also increases its longevity and sturdiness along with the weight being a good balance mechanism. For a build tutorial a demonstration short and some musing from me hit the jump. You can see her work on FlickrBehance and her Facebook page.

We have also made a stedicam from carbon: Sometimes you need the most advanced camera rig for reliability and flexibility on an expensive shoot. Austin is a Columbus, OH editorial and lifestyle photographer, menswear aficionado, pseudo-bohemian, and semi-luddite.

Its simplistic design makes it possibly the cheapest and easiest option out there.

To get started all you’ll need is: Tape the three segments together around the long end of the rig. No wonder, as using a Steadicam produces significantly smoother video than just holding a camera by hand. How to Build the Krotocam krotoflik. More articles from this Author. Clinton Lofthouse is a Photographer, Retoucher and Digital Artist based in the United Kingdom, who specialises in creative retouching and composites.

Top image via Film Riot. It is extremely hard to design a good piece of gear. Udi Tirosh is the Founder and Editor in Chief of DIYPhotography, he is also a photographer, a relentless entrepreneur, a prolific inventor and a dad, not necessarily in that order. The whole point of a Steadicam is to support the camera rig at or just above it’s center of mass.

Other times, you just need something cheap and quick to keep your footage stable. The steadicams building tutorials are among the more popular builds on the blog. Thanks for sharing… https: Need music for your projects?

Log in or register to post comments. With this tutorial, some hardware store components, and a little bit of elbow grease, you’ll be up and running with a DIY Steadicam in a flash. If you find yourself with a free afternoon, why not take a trip to your local hardware store and put together a quick and cheap DIY camera stabilizer rig to add to your arsenal. Making your own DIY camera stabilizers and mounts is a much cheaper alternative.


Camera mounts and stabilizers can be quite expensive when buying name-brand gear.

Of course, if I did I’d probably have 3 less fingers by now. It’s possible to dteadicam this with such a contraption, but balancing isn’t really discussed here. I wish I had a shop for this sort of thing. Olga Rybochkina – August 29, Thanks for the video and good description.

John Aldred is based in Scotland and photographs animals in the studio and people in the wild.

Gear Hacks: DIY Camera Stabilizers and Rigs for Under $25

If you’re a filmmaker on a budget, you’ve probably lusted after the various camera stabilizing offerings from Steadicam. A bottom-heavy counterweight won’t work anything like a Steadicam. Thanks for the video and good description.

Tim Foster – May 28, The whole point of a Steadicam is to support the camera rig at or just above it’s center of dly. Camera rigs come in all shapes and sizes for all types of jobs.

Similar to the Silver Flyer in its weight and handheld design, it offers a little more control with its second-hand crossbar option. Well, Chad is certainly eating his own crap in the nicest way and executes a short for each of the builds that he makes making sure that they work nicely.

Sand the edges of three segments, these will make a grip for the rig.