How to make a beautiful DIY camera grip from a block of wood

Apr 1, 2016

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How to make a beautiful DIY camera grip from a block of wood

Apr 1, 2016

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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The weekend is here, which means you’ll likely have some free time on your hands. If you’re wondering how to spend that free time, look no further than this clever little DIY project.

Shared by Richard Sibley, this video shows how you can make a DIY camera handle to help keep your footage both smooth and steady.

For this DIY project, you’ll need a block of wood, a facemask, goggles, a 3/8″ to 1/4″ Tripod thread adapter from a tripod head, 1/4inch to 1/4inch threaded screw coupler, a drill and drill bit, a belt or random orbit sander and wood stain.

Once you have the gear, it’s as simple as sanding down the block of wood to fit your liking, adding the hardware to attach it to your camera and finishing it with stain to keep it looking nice.

If you need a little extra instruction, you can head on over to The Video Mode website for a full tutorial.

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Gannon Burgett

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Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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