It’s 20 years since The Matrix was released (don’t you feel old?), but the bullet time effect is still incredibly popular. I don’t know what the deal is with the title they gave for this video, but The King of Random just put up this video covering how they made their bullet time slow motion camera rig using a handful of off-the-shelf components. It’s a simple design, but very effective, producing some fantastic final results.
If you shoot video with DSLR or mirrorless cameras and you want to get serious, you really should consider a shoulder rig. They basically turn your camera from being Bruce Banner into The Hulk. You get so much more stability, capability and control. They’re more versatile and dynamic than a tripod or even a monopod. But they’re also often expensive.
Filmmaker, Tom Antos put together his own DIY rig to turn his Sony A6500 into the perfect shoulder mounted camera. As well as giving you the steadiness and manoeuvrability of a much larger camera, they also help to overcome the shortcomings of smaller DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Like, decent quality audio, lighting, larger screens and battery life.
DIYP has seen its share of interviews, aside our regular work we’ve been to over 10 shows including the latest Photokina. We need a rig that is robust, easy to carry around, and that adapts to various conditions. This rig has gone through many changes over the years, this is what it is now.
GoPro cameras have became almost synonymous with low-risk-stick-it-anywhere cameras. And they can really be stuck almost anywhere given the proper mounting solution. The black edition ability to record 1080p videos @60fps (or 720p @120fps) without worrying too much about killing the camera makes is a great tool for sport-extremists and movie makers alike.
But, as we said before, given the proper mounting solution is key to paling the camera in weird location. Here are 11 DIY solutions to sticking a GoPro practically anywhere. Click any of the titles after the jump to read the full tutorial.[Read More…]