I wanted to share one of my rig setups, which i've found to be quite useful. I'm using my fluid head on top of my shoulder rig in order to get more motion without moving my feet.
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Here's a very cool DIY matte box design by filmmaker Matthew Bennett.This is by far the best looking DIY matte box i've seen, and looks very usable. He calls it a "GripBox" (Should I spell it 'Grippe Box'?) because he uses it as a handle to control his rig.
Some tips on which slider to buy and how to set it up on a bowl mount tripod.
I recommend getting the 10-80 slider, rather than the 16-60. I havn't used the 10-80 enough but I've heard it's not as stable as the larger 16-60 - It does slide much better than the 16-60 though.
UPDATE: It looks like Igus have raised their prices substantially specifically on this product line. I will have to speak to my contact there and find out why.
Ever wondered how to make a spinning product video?
Items you will need:
- x1 Bearing (From skateboard)
- x1 Small washer (m6 should do)
- x1 Large washer (30mm or whatever you can find)
- x1 Med washer (To fit inside your large washer)
- x2 Mounting plates (Or jar lids)
- x1 Bolt (m6 should do)
- x1 Lock nut (m6 should do)
- Some tape (PCV is best)
- x1 Board (white - I recommend a board bigger than mine. half a meter should do great.)x1 Background (large white paper will work but if you have it just use extra board)
- If you get some big bit of paper (a strip of wallpaper or wrapping paper for example) you can half wrap it round your platform to make lighting and shooting easier.
- Plastic or PVC should work great for the board. Acrylic should work but it's harder to cut with hand tools and might scratch over time
- Choose a board as big as you need or have space for and choose a material you can easily cut. (you can easily cut 5mm thick plastic with a ruler and knife - but acrylic is a little tougher)
- Cut the board into a circle if you can, it will make shooting much easier.
Send in your spinners and have them featured in the blog.