Friday, April 11, 2008

Homemade Steadycam

We made a homemade steadycam based off of plans we found online prepared by Johnny Chung Lee. It cost us more than the $14 he claims it will, but we are very happy with the steadycam. Here's how we did it.

We've tried this steadycam with our tiny Sony DCR-HC20 and a Canon GL1. It works really well with both cameras. It works great as a "hand held" option.

This is our first "how to." It's mainly an experiment with the format, trying to give information in a concise and helpful way that is also entertaining. Let us know how we did.