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

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. Tim Foster – May 28, The whole point of a Steadicam is to support the camera rig at or just above it’s center of mass.

Of course, if I did I’d probably have 3 less fingers by now. More steadicsm from this Author. Hans Rosemond – May 27, fun!

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

A stadicam rig works exactly like it looks like it would. The PVC stabilizer makes use of two side arms and counterweights at the bottom which can also be rotated to become a shoulder rig. Check out the original post on I Like to Make Stuff for step by step directions with illustrations. You can find out more about John on his website and follow his adventures on YouTube and Facebook.


Unlike the other stabilizers and shoulder mounts, the fig rig is steaidcam innovative alternative to keep your camera steady while still providing the full range of motion. Top image via Film Riot The world of camera mounts, rigs, and stabilizers is quite diverse. Thanks for sharing… https: It is not only functional.

If you’re a filmmaker on a budget, you’ve probably lusted after the various camera stabilizing offerings from Steadicam. Other times, you just need something cheap and quick to keep your footage stable. Greg Davis – December 14, I made one like this and here it is https: Similar to the Silver Flyer in tseadicam weight and handheld design, it offers a little more control with its second-hand crossbar option.

No wonder, as using a Steadicam produces significantly smoother video than just holding a camera by hand. Olga Rybochkina – August 29, Thanks for the video and good description. Watch the video above to try out any of these handheld quick-fixes. Need music for your projects? To get started all you’ll need is: I stadicam try with this one… http: With this tutorial, some hardware store components, and riy little bit of elbow grease, you’ll be up and running with a DIY Steadicam in a flash.


DIY Steadicam Made Out of Hard Drives

Here is test footage right after I made it https: For all its popularity, it really is a solid option that stabilizes almost as well as its high-end counterparts. Well, Chad is certainly eating his own crap in the nicest way and executes a short riy each of the builds that he makes making sure that they work nicely. JP Danko is a commercial photographer based in Toronto, Canada. Tape the three segments together around the diu end of the rig. Let us know in the comments.

John Aldred is based in Scotland and photographs animals in the studio and people in the wild. We have also made a stedicam from carbon: The metal frame makes it a little heavier than some of the other, lighter PVC optionsbut also increases its longevity and sturdiness along with the weight being a good balance mechanism. Log in or register to post comments. I wish I had a shop for this sort of thing.

The world of camera mounts, rigs, and stabilizers dig quite diverse. Sometimes you need the most advanced camera rig for reliability and flexibility on an expensive shoot.

Actually it is quite easy.

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