Steadicam is a brand name, but the word has become synonymous with a unit to help stabilize hand held camera shots. The real Steadicam units are often MUCH larger and are mounted to a chest harness to help distribute the weight of the rig to your torso. Since we were looking for something on a college student budget, we went with steel pipe from a big box store. Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
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The steadicams building tutorials are among the more popular builds on the blog. No wonder, as using a Steadicam produces significantly smoother video than just holding a camera by hand.
Chad Bredahl over at krotoflik has a new tutorial and his tutorials are top notch — see his Jib and Travel Jib tutorials. For a build tutorial a demonstration short and some musing from me hit the jump. Actually it is quite easy. It is extremely hard to design a good piece of gear. 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. It is not only functional. Chad usually finds the right mix of ingredients that not only makes his build work, but also that it would not be embarrassing to show up on set using them.
How to Build the Krotocam krotoflik. 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. Costs a bit more, but works better micro adjustable too. Dunja Djudjic is a writer and photographer from Novi Sad, Serbia. You can see her work on Flickr , Behance and her Facebook page. John Aldred is based in Scotland and photographs people in the wild and animals in the studio.
You can find out more about John on his website and follow his adventures on YouTube and Facebook. Ole Henrik Skjelstad is a Norwegian math teacher and landscape photographer who fell in love with photography after receiving his first camera as a birthday present in You can follow his work on px, IG and Flickr. Adam owns a production company that specializes in corporate marketing and brand strategy.
His videos have over a hundred million views, have been extensively published by news outlets, and has even received recognition from a few film festivals, such as International Ocean Festival. Tom Saimon is a fashion and editorial photographer based in Haifa, Israel. Submit A Story. Share Tweet Pinterest. Related posts: Yes! John Hagar. Pedro Anjos. Paul Robinett. Recent Posts Need sound effects?
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