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.
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 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 has a strap that converts the thing to a shoulder rig
(like with any monopod) it can be used as a poor man’s crane.
It can be flipped to take low angle shots
Lastly it features a second mounting point that you can use for a monitor or recording gear.
Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.