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How To : Build your own ten foot long camera dolly track

Need some smooth pan shots for your indie film? How about a cool dolly zoom effect? Well, you don't need to be a professional filmmaker to use such a device, but you do need the money for the gear. But—if you can work your way around the workshop, you can probably build your o ...more

How To : Build a homemade steadycam camera stabilizer

In this video tutorial, you'll see how you can build a homemade steadycam camera stabilizer for under fifty bucks. This is more specifically how to build the JayCam MkII Merlin-type camera stabilizer from Jay Shaffer. He demonstrates how to use inexpensive parts to make a vers ...more

How To : Build a $25 camera crane

The guys at Indy Mogul show you the Camera Crane (turbo mini jib) that ANYONE can afford! Attach it to your tripod and that good looking girl in your English class might mistake you for George Lucas...not sure if that'll help your chances with her, though.

How To : Build a camera jib crane

In this DIY video, we show you how we built our camera crane. This was all done with a table saw, drill and hack saw. Parts for the crane: Lazy susan Boards Nuts & bolts Screws Old clothes hanger Old tripod Aluminum strips Equipment used: Sony HDR-HC3 Camcorder Sony Playstation

How To : Build a cheap camera jib arm

Movies take us places we've never been before, and a big tool that has contributed to that age-old phrase "movie magic" is the camera jib arm. Kind of like a camera extendeder, the jib arm is like a rotating crane that you can place your camera on top of. It allows you to sho ...more

How To : Build a remote-controlled camera mount

Kip Kay, from Make Magazine, shows you how to take your radio controlled vehicle and turn it into a spy car, by mounting a camera onto it. Follow Kip, as he shows you how to remove the body from your radio controlled car, mount the camera inside the chassis using the triPod mo ...more

How To : Build your own DIY camera dolly

Does your production need the smooth graceful movement of a dolly, but lack the $1,800 it would cost to buy one? Welcome the DIY Dolly! Watch this episode, as Erik and Jared show you how to build your very own dolly.

How To : Build your own slider camera dolly

For graceful camera moves, it's hard to beat a dolly. A professional rig can cost a lot of money, but in this video tutorial you'll learn how to make a pro-quality slider using parts you can find at the hardware store. This rig is great for close-ups and tabletop set-ups.

How To : Build a snorricam for a cool camera effect

If you've seen Requiem for a Dream, you've seen the snorricam effect - the camera is worn around the actor's waist and as the actor moves it creates a wild camera effect. The guys at Indy Mogul show you how to build your own snorricam.

How To : Build a fake cardboard security camera

Home security is as important as having a job. You have to protect your family and your valuables. If you can't afford a high tech security system, then maybe a fake security camera will do the trick. This security camera dud is also a cheap alternative for a film prop. Watch ...more

How To : Build a steadycam for small hybrid digital cameras

Need to shoot a film for class and realized you don't have a Fisher Dolly and your cinematographer's hands are a little to shaky for what you would consider good filmmaking? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to make your very own steadycam. Check out how a nautilus d ...more

How To : Build a 4x5 pinhole camera

Attention photography lovers! Put down the digital camera for a day and try this DIY project out, constructing a camera that dates back to as early as 4th century BC. Make your own DIY pinhole camera at home with this excellent twelve-part video tutorial. With the help of Aus ...more

HowTo : Build Your Own Camera Lenses

The prerogative of most fancy, pricey lenses nowadays is ultimate sharpness. However, if you're partial to that soft, out of focus look, you can make your own lenses to achieve this type of effect. DIY Photography posts an in depth guide to making your own lenses (Part 1) and ...more

How To : Build a car rig camera mount for cheap

If you're a filmmaker with bigger ideas than your budget, Indy Mogul is here to help with Backyard FX. Learn how to build a camera mount for a car that costs less than 40 dollars. Using suctions cups, you can rig a camera on the front of a car.

How To : Build a guerilla-style camera dolly

MatttChapman shows you how to build a guerilla-style camera dolly to add to your filmmaking bag of tricks. This guerilla dolly is so simple, made with a rain gutter and cover from a local hardware store. This is ingenuity at its best. Don't spend a ton of money for a dolly to ...more

How To : Build an inexpensive camera dolly

Looking to create slow moving and motion shots with your camera on a stable surface on a low budget? Try building your own skater dolly! In this video you will learn the entire process of building your own inexpensive dolly that will allow you to create fantastic motion shots.

How To : Build the Panavision Genesis Super 35 camera

Check out this instructional cinematography video that shows you how to build the Genesis Super 35 Digital Cinematography Camera System. Watch and learn as this instructor sets up the Panavision Genesis camera and prepares it for a shoot. This cinematography tutorial is perfec ...more

How To : Build a pro-sumer Canon HV30 camera rig

Tony Reale shows you how to mod a pro-sumer Canon HV30 camera rig in order to give it a more professional setup. Here are the items he uses: Canon HV30 Brevis DOF adapter Cinevate rails Cavision handles and shoulder support Lilliput 7" VGA monitor Mayflash Component to VGA ad ...more

How To : Build a radio controlled camera pod

Watch this video to learn how to make a radio controlled camera rig that can tilt and pan like an expensive security camera. This is an amazing tool for movie making! Stick to your budget.

How To : Build your own camera stabilizaer

It is difficult to keep the camera stabile during high g force accelerations. I built this arm to keep my mini DV cam from shaking all over the place and it worked pretty well. This tutorial video will show you how to make an awesome camera stabilizer.

News : Man Builds Camera as Big as His Dog

Gil Adam, a student of Industrial Design in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel, has created a 3:1 scale model of his favorite plastic camera, the Holga. While the camera is just a model (non-operational), it's pretty fun to see the oversized object next to ...more

How To : Build a pinhole panoramic camera

Weekend Project: Pinhole Panoramic Camera A sturdy, panoramic design pinhole camera that uses 120 film. Get the PDF for this project here: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/03/weekend_project_pinhole_panoramic_camera_pdf.html For more great projects go to http://www.makez ...more

How To : Build a useful inexpensive Tripod for your camera

Watch this instructional photography video that shows how to build a useful, inexpensive tripod for the amateur photographer on a budget. This tripod will be more useful than most commercial tripods with only a plastic bag full of beans. The result is a stable, useful extensio ...more

How To : Build a Bulldog 5x4 large format camera

First of all open the box and take out the kit, different parts and the instruction manual. You also need glue, epoxy adhesives, sand paper, 2 mm drill and a 4 mm drill. Start with assembling the outer frame of the camera by fixing in the slots. Use a screw driver to screw the ...more

How To : Build a K'NEX camera case

How to build a camera out of K'NEX building pieces. Part 1 of 3 - How to Build a K'NEX camera case. Part 2 of 3 - How to Build a K'NEX camera case. Part 3 of 3 - How to Build a K'NEX camera case.

News : Build a camera from junk

Escape the perfection and stale records of modern high-definition cameras. Anyone can point and shoot, but to artfully capture light... that takes a bit of courage. Empty your junk drawer and hack together a primitive camera. A pinhole camera is defined as a camera without a ...more

How To : See through people's clothes with a video camera

This video tutorial teaches you how to see through clothes using a blank roll of film and any video camera that has night vision. You won't see people completely naked, but you can see undergarments and the "shape" beneath...If your imagination just isn't cutting it anymore, c ...more

How To : Hack into live, public security cameras and web cams

In this Electronics video tutorial you will learn how to hack into live, public security cameras and web cams using Google without the owner even knowing this is happening. The video claims that there is nothing illegal about this. Type ‘inurl:/view/index.shtml’ in to Goog ...more

How To : Make a portable spy scope cellphone camera

See how to make a portable spy scope cell phone camera with KipKay and MAKE Magazine! Find out how to use a cellphone camera for espionage that captures long-distance secret activities! Kipkay loves his spy gadgets! This portable cell phone camera spy scope is the perfect way ...more

How To : Turn Any Android Device into a Hidden Spy Camera

If Detective Alonzo Harris from Training Day taught me anything, it's that "It's not what you know, it's what you can prove." So when items mysteriously go missing from my room or my section of the fridge, it's up to me to figure out and prove which roommate took them. I don' ...more

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