In this video I present a small DSLR rig that I have put together using pieces bought from Smallrig. As you will see, this is a really cool way of building a rig that fits you perfectly, rather than buying a heavy already designed rig.
Here are some more details about the different pieces:
If you’ve seen some really cool clips where the camera moves perfectly smoothly horizontally and vertically, chances are that the operator is using a slider. I’ve recently tried the Heavy-duty Cam Slider SK-GT100 slider from SevenOak. See below for the results:
I really liked using it and I think the results are promising. Right now, I don’t have a great fluid head so some shots are moving a little bit. In addition, sometimes the slider head moves a little bit but that’s not a big issue, you just need to control it well.
The advantage with this model is that it’s quite lightweight and comes with a carrying bag, perfect to be taken everywhere. It can also be mounted on tripods, something which I think will be really cool for putting some motions into interviews.
"From my wings are shaken the dews that waken The sweet buds every one, When rocked to rest on their mother’s breast, As she dances about the sun.” - Percy Bysshe Shelley
When you wake up hearing rain on the windows, you get to choose between staying at home drinking coffee or packing up your gear, hiking up in the mountains and hoping to catch a glimpse of true nature at its best.
Both are great, simply different experiences. This was one of those days - and I’m glad I decided to get out.