What if you wanted to make the main post of the PVC light stand (as described by The Frugal Filmmaker) to be telescoping? Here’s one option for adding telescoping sections to just about any PVC project. It’s quick, easy, and very inexpensive.
This telescoping element came from a mic boom I had made. There were two reasons I made it: one was to hold the mic in position for doing some street side interviews and the other was to enforce the 3′ minimum focus distance of the Kodak Zi8 I was using (to keep the interviewee in focus).
This first photo is of the telescoping boom mounted on the side of a tripod. [Read more…]