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Friday, November 21, 2014

Film Making Tips Day Two: Steadicam

A great way to make a professional looking video is to have smooth shots. Hand held shots can have good effect sometimes, but primarily you’ll want to use a steadicam. I personally use a fig rig that I made out of PVC pipe. it only cost me about $25 and I learned how to make it form this video:

I used this rig to shoot two 48 hour film projects (Committed voice, Once daily) and my horror short, Underneath. But of course this is not the only steadicam rig that you can make, but it was a good one for me because it was so easy to put together! Here are some other steadicam rigs that you can make:

How To Build A $30 DIY Steadicam

$14 Camera Stabilizer

Remember you don’t have to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars to have professional looking shots in you movie!