RT recently wrote in to tell me about a few of his DIY camera mounts. One that was quite impressive was this DIY slidecam rig for video shots. It’s made out of
PVC pipe metal rods and wood blocks as shown above. You can find further details in the linked article.
Wood and Pipe are fairly easy to procure, but another element you’ll need for this rig is a tripod head. This “Fluid Drag” model from Amazon looks quite good, but the $80+ price tag may be a bit much for DIYers. Another possible option would be to instead disassemble this $22 tripod and use the tripod head for this slider. Hopefully, another use could be found for the legs.
If you’re wondering what kind of results can be had with a slidecam rig, or how these kind of shots are made, check out the videos after the “read more.” I was really impressed. Continue reading