Thursday, April 4, 2019

DIY Camera Rig

My positive pressure indoor spray painting booth worked great, but it was so large, that it was impractical. Once I took it down and re-arranged the Rocket Room, I was pretty sure I'd never use it again, at least not in its original design.

Besides, I'm getting into airbrushing, which I'm hoping might take up less space than I'd need for indoor rattle can painting.

But I did need a rig for shooting downward-facing video. I have a lot of projects I'd like to add to my YouTube channel, but didn't have a decent setup to actually shoot. So I cannibalized the PVC from the paint booth to build a small, table-top camera rig which should enable me to easily shoot builds and unboxing videos.

This video isn't a how-to-build instructional. There are tons of those on YouTube. If you're interested in building one, watch a few videos and you'll get the idea of how simple it is to build one for a small camera.

My camera is held on with a 1/4-20 bolt which goes through a hole in one of the lengths of PVC. The 1/4-20 bolt (1/4 inch in diameter, 20 threads per inch) fits standard consumer camera tripod mounts.

I'm hoping to upload a lot more stuff soon. I've got some ideas I'd like to shoot!

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