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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How To Build A $30 DIY Steadicam – DIY Photography

You can see her work on FlickrDly and her Facebook page. He likes to make stuff. Of course, if I did I’d probably have 3 less fingers by now. John Aldred is based in Scotland and photographs animals in the studio and people in the wild.

A bottom-heavy counterweight won’t work anything like a Steadicam. Find the perfect track now.

Make a DIY Steadicam-Style Camera Stabilizer

Camera rigs come in all shapes and sizes for all types of jobs. JP staedicam change a lens mid-rappel, swap a memory card while treading water, or use a camel as a light stand. It’s possible to achieve this with such a contraption, but balancing isn’t really discussed here. Sand the edges of three segments, these will make a grip for the rig.

Hans Rosemond – May 27, fun! No wonder, as using a Steadicam produces significantly smoother video than just holding a camera by hand. Similar to the Silver Flyer in its weight and handheld design, it offers a little more control with its second-hand crossbar option.


I will try with this one… http: If you’re a filmmaker on a budget, you’ve probably lusted after the various camera stabilizing offerings from Steadicam. Find my work on My website or follow me on Facebook or My page.

DIY Steadicam Made Out of Hard Drives

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. Top image via Film Riot The world of camera mounts, rigs, and stabilizers is quite diverse. 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.

Clinton Lofthouse is a Photographer, Retoucher and Digital Artist based in the United Kingdom, who specialises in creative retouching and composites. Chad Bredahl over at krotoflik has a new tutorial and his tutorials are top notch — see his Jib and Travel Jib tutorials.

More articles from this Author. Actually it is quite easy. The world of camera mounts, rigs, and stabilizers is quite diverse.

It is not only functional. Tighten one nut to hold the bolt in place and leave the second loose you’ll use this to hold the camera in place.

Tape the three segments together around the long end of the rig. For all its popularity, it really is a solid option that stabilizes almost as well as its high-end counterparts. The PVC is much lighter than the metal contraptions and offers a little more give. Other times, you just need something cheap and quick to keep your footage stable. Log in or register to post comments.


DIY Steadicam Made Out of Hard Drives

Thanks for sharing… https: Costs a bit more, but works better micro adjustable too. Olga Rybochkina – August 29, Thanks for the video and good description. Thanks for the video and good description. Proud 80’s baby, reader of graphic steadlcam and movie geek! Making your own DIY camera stabilizers and mounts is a much cheaper alternative.

Pulling the camera strap against your neck Standing on a string attached to your camera Using household objects in your environment Using ciy tripod as a steadicam Attaching a rubber band to your waist Total Estimated Price: How to Build the Krotocam krotoflik. For a build tutorial a demonstration short and some musing from me hit the jump.

I made one like this and here it is https: The double bars give perfect balance and full control for most stationary and minor camera moves, however it does bounce a little more when moving quickly. 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.

We have also made a stedicam from carbon: Sometimes you need the most advanced camera rig for reliability and flexibility on an expensive shoot.