DIY Video and Photography Projects

Tripod to Shoulder Support
September 29, 2010






Vimeo member Stanislav submitted this tip on holding a tripod for extra stability. I know this isn’t the most advanced thing on this blog, but you’ll be surprised how many people will find this useful. Let’s not forget our budget film making roots. I’ve used this method myself a couple of times when in a […]






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Tiffen Steady Stick & Glidecam HD1000
July 21, 2010






Wow pretty overwhelming day already. Just received the Tiffen Steady Stick and the Glidecam HD1000 I posted about earlier. The Steady Stick isn’t really anything fancy and pretty straight forward about how it works. I will run through some of the details of their build quality and features a little. The Glidecam HD1000 is really […]






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Gimbal Based Stabilizer Merlin Style
June 21, 2010






video from YouTube by rattusvulpes This Golden Oldie (literally Gold) looks very very familiar. If i’m correct, I remember seeing the transformations of this thing while it was coming out of DIY progress on the Internet. I think it was called Pegasus. It looks like it’s a pretty finished project now that’s gone into mass […]






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iPhone Overkill For a Handle
June 14, 2010






iPhone teleprompter Everyone is hyped about the new iPhone release and is ready to dive into pre-orders. There’s already been a ton of previous accessories out there like the Teleprompter (above). I can’t wait to see what new line of gear comes out to fit the new features of the iPhone 4. Being camera geeks, […]






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CheesyCam DIY DSLR Cage / Stabilizer
June 10, 2010






Jeff Ello sent this photo in to share his build of the Cheesy DSLR Cage I posted about. It’s a Behind the Scenes snapshot of a short flick titled ‘Disorient’. Seen in this photo is the recent DIY DSLR Cage / Fig Rig / Stabilizer that was also featured on Cinema5d.com. Jeff made some additional […]






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Got Podcasted – LearningDSLRVideo.com
June 9, 2010






First of all I wanted to thank all the readers that come to this blog, provide feedback, and comment on some of my really Cheesy DIY ideas. So many people have picked up on the things I make, link back to my blog, and even take the time to create videos about their own DIY […]






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Test: DIY DSLR Cage / Fig Rig / Stabilizer
May 30, 2010






This article is referencing my DIY DSLR Cage / Fig Rig / Stabilizer found at http://cheesycam.com/?p=966 As I do different video projects, you realize there are many different tools for different purposes. This DIY that I’ve created was to provide additional stabilization while walking, be able to carry a few different accessories, but be very […]






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Aquarium – Canon EOS T2i Footage
May 21, 2010






The above video is from Justin Salman shot with a Canon EOS 550D / T2i + Canon 50mm F/1.8 Not long ago shooting video with a consumer camera in low light would be a waste of time. The footage would be pretty much unusable unless you went for a more higher end $2,000.00 + pro-sumer […]






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