Make a DJI Phantom Water-Landing Gear
Jan19

Make a DJI Phantom Water-Landing Gear

View image | gettyimages.com Ok, if you’ve invested in a GoPro and a Quadcopter, you should give some thought into adding a landing-gear platform that will save your flying movie machine from going to the bottom of the ocean (lake/pool/river), in the likely event that there’s a problem (or a bad pilot). Here is an easy to make lightweight water landing skids for the Phantom drone, 30 minutes build time. Ideal for filming...

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Easy DIY 75 Dollar Slider Project
Dec30

Easy DIY 75 Dollar Slider Project

Some DIY slider projects are so good, you wonder why would you buy. In this case, the project is great for DSLRs, but the carriage probably wouldn’t support a heavier camera. I’m sure you guys could figure out how to redesign a heavy-duty version of the carriage, by reviewing some of our other tutorials, like this one: http://indyfilmgear.com/detailed-diy-camera-dolly-project-plan/ . Download the PDF instructions Views :...

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DIY Wireless Monitor Project
Feb28

DIY Wireless Monitor Project

  Niko shows you how to build your own wireless monitor. Just like his!   Monitor rig: http://www.cpmcamerarigs.com/DSLR_Cag…   Wireless HDMI (Nyrius Pro): Example of 5v USB battery for transmitter or receiver: Battery powering monitor: Example monitor (There are MANY varieties! Explore and compare to find what suits you! Make sure voltage of monitor matches voltage of the battery you use for the monitor!):  ...

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DIY Edelkrone Slider Plus
Feb23

DIY Edelkrone Slider Plus

  Edelkrone is making a name for itself for unique and innovative products. They are well made and solve a particular problem that filmmakers encounter. So, we applaud them for that. We particularly like their new Slider Plus. It is unique, in the fact that the travel distance is essentially twice the total length of the slider. This is accomplished, by using a truly inventive approach.  It basically uses a slider with two...

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DIY Motorized Time-Lapse machine
Nov25

DIY Motorized Time-Lapse machine

Back in 2011, I built a DIY motorized time lapse dolly that would work on a standard extension ladder.  I used some standard skate wheels, some plywood, and a few parts from ServoCity.com.  The biggest problem was portability, and I wanted to be able to use different ladders.  I have 2 extension ladders, but they are not standard width.  I also have access to a third extension ladder at my 2nd job that is also a different width.  I...

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Build a Low-Budget Shoulder Rig
Oct06

Build a Low-Budget Shoulder Rig

      DSLR videos rigs come in all shapes and sizes and these days there are endless options available. But there is only one rig that is cheap, customizable and durable enough to last over 3 years without trouble. I’ve had the Cowboy Studio support rig for over 3 years and it works as well as it did the day I got it. I love a lot of things about this rig.     DSLR videos rigs come in all shapes and...

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