DIY Photo Rig

DIY Photo Rig

Blogging is so completely different from when I started out. To keep going after ten years you gotta find ways to keep it fresh, and for me, that’s been through my Youtube channel. I just had a reason to link to one of my early videos and I’m amazed at how bad it looks. There’s a real learning curve to even film making as basic as a Youtube video, and since I’ve started I think I’ve gotten way way better.

My latest advancement is a tool to give me another angle to shoot from. I do all of my filming and editing completely on my own – Bear is occasionally around to push the record button – and it just hasn’t been possible for me to get too up close for my tutorials. I need about four more hands to film and craft at the same time.

I looked into all kinds of film equipment, but I couldn’t find anything that would suit my small scale purposes. I really didn’t need a crane. So after a lot of thought, I came up with a simple and dirt cheap way to get those overhead shots that make such a difference in showing how to make something. All you need is PVC pipe and a way to cut it.

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