The Camera Bag: Steadiseg Segway-Steadicam mobile camera rig helps capture the Olympic Games
If you haven't heard of the Steadiseg before, it's one of those brilliant mash-ups of technology and necessity that only a photographer or videographer could dream up. Part electric Segway personal transporter and part Steadicam rig,…
Building A Smooth Portable Video Dolly From Scraps - DIY Photography
Photographer Patrick Luke built quite a clever video Dolly. While we have had our share of dollies and sliders before, I don't think I've seen something this cost effective yet. Here is a break down, curtsey of Patrick. We did not put any sizes down as those may vary depending on how wide or long you would like your dolly to be, but the guidelines should provide enough direction if you would like to build your own.
Rigwheels Is The Mother Of All DIY Dollies - DIY Photography
Many of the video hacks we share are about dollies and sliders. It is not surprising as both make a huge impact on production value. Most of the wheeled sliders we featured are using aligned skating wheels for smooth movement. This makes sense as they come with bearings and provide smooth motion. The only down side here is that the smooth movement is limited to the length of smooth surface you have. Enter RigWheels. RigWheels is somewhat of a DIY product, but also somewhat of a high-end…
The Pitchfork Pod Is The One In All Monopod Buddy For The Videographer - DIY Photography
Jordan Thornsburg of Macroscope Pictures came with one of the most brilliant monopod hacks I have seen to date. It's called the pitchfork because the base has a 2 way devilish pitch fork on the bottom. While adding a second mounting point to a monopod mat seem trivial, it has a whole wide range of applications. Here are some off the cooler ones Jordan shares.
iStabilizer launches Dolly mount for iPhone, iPod touch
iStabilizer has launched its new Dolly adjustable mount for the iPhone and iPod touch. The Dolly is a camera mount for iPhone featuring four