The Pitchfork Pod Is The One In All Monopod Buddy For The Videographer

Jordan Thornsburg of Macroscope Pictures came with one of the most brilliant monopod hacks I have seen to date.

The Pitchfork Pod Is The One In All Tripod For The Videographer

It’s called the pitchfork because the base has a 2 way devilish pitch fork on the bottom. While adding a second mounting point to a monopod mat seem trivial, it has a whole wide range of applications. Here are some off the cooler ones Jordan shares.

The idea is pretty simple, attach an H shaped aluminum bracket to your everyday monopod.

The Pitchfork Pod Is The One In All Tripod For The Videographer

The most basic idea is that adding a second mounting point really gives a more stable tripod (the comparison footage is impressive), but there are more.

The Pitchfork Pod Is The One In All Tripod For The Videographer

The pitchfork has a strap that converts the thing to a shoulder rig

The Pitchfork Pod Is The One In All Tripod For The Videographer

(like with any monopod) it can be used as a poor man’s crane.

The Pitchfork Pod Is The One In All Tripod For The Videographer

It can be flipped to take low angle shots

The Pitchfork Pod Is The One In All Tripod For The Videographer

Lastly it features a second mounting point that you can use for a monitor or recording gear.

The Pitchfork Pod Is The One In All Tripod For The Videographer

I would love seeing something like this on the Mogopod. Jordan plans on releasing a DIY tutorial, but I say go over to his video or website and tell him he should soooooo get this on kickstarter.

[Pitchfork Pod Introduction via ISO 1200]

  • Dave Miller

    What a great idea! Can’t wait to see more.

  • Deneteus

    This is awesome!

  • Jordan Thornsburg

    Wow! Jordan here. I’m excited people are digging this as much as I do. I would really love to do a Kickstarter. Right now I don’t know where to even start, but I’m looking into it.

    • http://www.diyphotography.net/ udi tirosh

      yup, awesome stuff. Rhino Slider did a very good kickstarter on a product in a similar niche. you could start your research there. Dont hesitate to call if you need any help.

    • Andrew

      definitely approach that and develop the design more, I was wondering about the stability of monopods and figured they were a bit unstable even for still shots, and this video shows it.

      You might see about applying for a patent and making either an attachment for existing pods, or a whole monopod. It’s a great idea, get paid for it! Just keep it reasonable :)