DIY Steady Cam – no drilling
Here is a real nice and simple DIY piece of equipment, the homemade version of the industry-standard Steadicam. How it works: you attach your camera to the top (monopod), then move around however you wish, and the dispersed weight dampens out your vibrations, allowing you to get a very steady shot, even while running.
The guys at Cartala Pictures built it for about $45 (2003 dollars). It is originally based on a design by Chung Lee. Their design has several advanced benefits, the most important being that you can build it without drilling. Please see their detailed instructions in PDF format.
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