Getting into the HDSLR game isn’t a cheap move. While there are cheap rigs and gear out there, often they are poorly build and/or limited to only a few uses. This rig, on the other hand, is one that I really like using and its only $
20 (price varies these days). Thanks to Phil Hoyt for turning me onto this.
CowboyStudio Rig on Amazon.
Here are the Parts I added to customize the rig further:
- Cheese Plate
- Pair of 9″ 15mm Rods
- Camera Mount
- Front Handle
- Manfrotto Quick Release
- I had also added the D-Focus follow focus available here.
And keep in mind these are the parts I already had. I am sure you could find more affordable parts to make it work for you.
After shooting this podcast episode, I had the opportunity to shoot with this rig on a music video. Joe Van Auken and myself worked camera op using the second rig setup I mention in the podcast. I will share the video with you when it is released.
QuickTime File: DSLR Video Shooter Episode #010.