DIY DSLR Shoulder Rig

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This one has gotten a lot of attention for its simplicity and uniqueness and it was sent in by several readers – it is a DSLR rig made of wood! It is beautifully crafted and seems to work, but it does have some drawbacks. You can see more about it on their site.

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DIY DSLR Wooden Shoulder Rig from Jonathan Clifford Bergqvist on Vimeo.

A wooden shoulder rig for a DSLR videographer. Two handlebars, one can change the focus.

For more info please go here:

They also made a sample video:

Shoulder rig test from Jonathan Clifford Bergqvist on Vimeo.

Not so much a stability test, more on focus-handling so its recorded in slow motion to study how smooth the focus goes. As you can see, sometimes its a bit stuttery.. Probably because of the short distance one has to move the handle for it to change focus spot from one to another. If we could do the focusing distance a bit longer with the handle, it could minimize ugly stutter.

Please watch it in HD if possible. (aliasing is wonderful isn't it?;)

(Photo credit: snap from the images on their site)



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      I don’t know if it was on cinema5d. Sorry if it is “old” – I am still trying to catch up with everything I have in my queue

  1. Wow. I’m really impressed by this. Pops made it out of wood he probably found in the backyard. Imagine the possibilities with a light aluminum or steel… carbon fiber. I really like what they did with the focusing feature. A little more time into that and they can have something on their hands. Good post.

  2. hi… very nice idea…
    would love to know also where can i find this kind of great background music…
    any commercial or free “background music bank”?

  3. your dad is relay cool :-)
    can i borrow him for a few seconds to build one for me also ?

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