In this tutorial, Tom Antos shows you how you can build a sturdy car door camera mount. It will cost you around $20 and shouldn’t take more than 1 hour to make. With this camera rig you will be able to get moving car shots, even if you’re driving on the highway or off-road. It’s the same type of camera mount that is used on big Hollywood productions, except his is made out of wood and won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

To use it, simply lean it against the car door… you can adjust the distance between the two pieces so this way the mount will fit all types and sizes of cars. Then secure the whole thing with two tie down straps. Remember not to over-tighten! Also make sure to put an old towel or blanket on the door so you don’t scratch the car paint. Then adjust your camera’s settings, and hit record. To get a conversation of two people driving in a car simple record one angle, then take the car mount off and install it on the opposite side and have the actors do the scene again. That’s it! Hope you enjoy it.


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