DIY Clamp Light Stand from PVC Pipe

clamp light attached to DIY stand made from PVC

One of the hallmarks of amateur video is poor lighting.  Or so I remember reading somewhere somewhere.  Having produced some pretty crappy videos myself, I’ve been really looking to up their production value (see my main Youtube Channel).  Being pretty cheap, I wanted something inexpensive to help me improve my lighting.  Thus the DIY clamp light stand was born.

After seeing clamp lights (Less than $6.50 on Amazon with Prime) used for another lighting setup (seen below), they seemed like a great solution to try.  I also had some CFL bulbs that I wasn’t using, so why not?*

clamp lights set up on curtain rod

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Make and finish a GoPro Pole for Video of Yourself

finished GoPro Pole aka GoPole

One of the coolest things you can do with a GoPro  is to take video of yourself doing whatever is of interest.  A “GoPro Pole,” sometimes referred to as a “GoPole” is used to increase your camera reach if you want to have yourself in the shot.

As an example, in Jeremy Scairappa’s case, he decided to video himself on a trike set up for drifting.  If you have no idea what this is, I think you’ll really enjoy it the video:

If you did indeed enjoy the video, maybe you also want to  make your own GoPro Pole.  I’ve included two videos after the “read more thing” of me making one out of PVC.  The first gives you the basic assembly, and the second is about finishing your Gopro Pole.  Either will work, but if you’re of the opinion that style counts, you may want to check out both: Continue reading