DIY Cable-Cam

Every wish you could achieve a cable-cam type shot on the cheap? How about a DIY cable cam? The folks at Makesome YouTube channel have apparently done just that. Really! Take a look! Their blog full post can be found here. This is not in anyway the equivalent of a professional commercially available cable-cam product, but I applaud their success and think it’s great that they re-imagined an RC toy into a production tool. With some improvements to battery type,…

Portable-Temporary Camera Platform

Last week I posted step-by-step instructions on how to build a rock solid semi-permanent camera and/or operator platform out of wood. This week as promised, here are instructions on how to build a portable or temporary version of the same. In last week’s blog post I included a lot of information explaining why camera and operator platforms should be a particular width, depth and height as well as how to mitigate camera shake.  Rather than reprint all that preliminary information…

Semi-Permanent Camera Platform

In this blog post, I (a person admittedly without carpentry skills) will offer step-by-step DIY instructions on how you can build a rock solid (semi-permanent) camera platform out of wood, even if you (like me) have only rudimentary skills and tools available to you.  In a future post I’ll cover how to build a temporary/portable camera platform. Before we get started, there are a few things to keep in mind when building camera & operator platforms. They are … A)…

First Post

I never thought I would have a personal website or a blog. There are many others who have such sites and do what they do very well. I always feared that if I were to have a blog it wind up being, or appearing self-serving. There is really no upside to me personally having a blog. I am not interested in selling advertising or promoting any brand of equipment or services. I am not attempting to prove myself as a…