There are infinite ways to rig your camera these days. Hacking together a custom rig is very popular as it saves money and you can get exactly what you want. With all these custom rigs being built, there are a few that stand out as straight silly. Over the past few weeks I’ve collected a few of the worst camera rigs to share with you guys. Enjoy.
1. This rig that will give you a neck hernia and spend half your budget on Gaffers tape:
The Fix: Buy a GoPro.
2. This shoulder rig that looks super comfortable:
THE FIX: Shorten up the rig and offset the camera.
3. This wheel barrow/big Wheel rig:
THE FIX: Rethink everything…
4. The guy who doesn’t know how to use a mic’s rig:
THE FIX: Get that mic where it should be, on a boom over the talent.
5. This POV rig that will have you crossing your eyes for life:
THE FIX: Give that guy a break and move the camera away from his face.
6. The accessory fetish guy’s shoulder rig:
THE FIX: Put the DeWALT away in the tool box and the alarm clock back on the nightstand.
7. This guy’s massive waste of time (not really a rig but I couldn’t help myself):
THE FIX: Find a hobby
8. This monstrosity of a shoulder rig:
THE FIX: Less can be more…
There you have it, 8 very silly rigs. Now, I do want to be gracious and say that many crazy rigs are made by shooters with little to no budget and thats ok, but some of these rigs have not been thought through at all.
Know of a crazy rig that should have been on the list? Share it!