DIY Video and Photography Projects

Express35 Offset Adapter and RigX
January 10, 2011






As some of you might have noticed, this blog went a few days without an update. I was busy attending CES – Las Vegas. Since there were several days of event coverage and many hours of walking, we needed to travel light – super light. The area was sooo crowded with what felt like hundreds […]






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DIY Counter Weight Solution for Shoulder Rigs
November 9, 2010






The Gini Rig I posted about in this article is an awesome piece of gear. Definitely something you should look into if you’re looking for a solid DSLR shoulder rig. I suggest doing some research on what your options are and compare prices with other gear. Like many others out there, I didn’t pay the […]






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$2-$6 Dollar DIY’s for Budget Minded Students
October 1, 2010






Ok, you professionals can skip right over this article. This may even fall under ‘tacky’ for the seasoned Pro’s. There’s surprisingly a lot of young readers at this blog, possibly still in high school and unemployed. Aspiring to make fun YouTube videos with a standard handheld camcorder, they need an extra hand in some low […]






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Cheap A.S.S. Shoulder Support Video
August 31, 2010






Mixed Martial Arts Madness from alexis wanneroy on Vimeo. Shot using the a Canon 5D Mark II + Cheap A.S.S.(






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ikan Recoil DSLR Camera Stabilization
August 25, 2010






Looks like Ikan has a new product in their website called the ‘Recoil’ for Camera Stabilization. Let me emphasize that I like Ikan, I really really really like Ikan. They make some really good products and I like how they are really stepping into the DSLR accessories market, but this ‘Recoil’ product might not be […]






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Two more Awesome DIY builds
July 22, 2010






Just happened upon a couple of videos that linked back to the blog. Here’s the original articles they were referencing. http://cheesycam.com/test-diy-dslr-cage-fig-rig-stabilizer/ http://cheesycam.com/20-00-diy-offset-shoulder-rig-cheesyrig/ Wow, these guys really know how to DIY! I’m glad the videos they shot are much more creative than my forte ‘on the floor of a bedroom with a carpet background’. I really […]






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More DIY Builds & Tips
June 23, 2010






First of all, I want to apologize if i’m not very responsive to many of the comments or emails that come in. I’m pretty overwhelmed with the response this blog has, and being a one man show, i’m trying my best! I’m an average guy, with an 80 mile commute (one way) in the mornings, […]






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Tiffen-Steadicam Division Pre-Cine gear Extravaganza
May 14, 2010






Tiffen iPhone Stabilizer Yeah you know Tiffen and Steadicam. The guys who make the Steadicam Vest and Merlin stabilizer I love so much. They got something going that includes a swap meet and special stuff you can’t buy from Retailers. I’m hoping one of those items will be the Tiffen iPhone Steadicam Stabilizer called ‘Smoothee’. […]






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