Don't buy or rent your fillm equipment - build it! Construct professional-quality camera rigs on your own with this comprehensive, step-by-step guide and stop wasting your money on overpriced equipment rentals and purchases! Dan Selakovich guides you through the creation of jibs, dollies, cranes, car-mounts, sandbags, tripods, and more. Features include:
- Build inexpensive but reliable and sturdy rigs-including cranes, dollies, stabilizers, car-mounts, and more; most for much less than $100!
- Includes over 2,000 photographs with clear step-by-step instructions, safety guidelines, material lists, and tool lists for each rig.
- American standard and meric measurements included.
Includes a companion web site: http://dvcamerarigs.com/
Table of Contents
Introduction; The Dark Passage Dolly; The Shock Corridor Camera Stabilizer; The Big Combo Crane; The Third Man Tripod; The Steel Trap Spreader; They Drive By Night Car Mount; The Killers Kiss Crane; The Sweet Smell of Success Pooper-Scooper Cam; The Touch of Evil Cam; The Harder They Fall Sand Bags; The Big Carnival Crane; Painting Your Rigs
"If you wanted to start a film studio but only had $1,000, then this would be the book for you. You could be a "DreamWorks" in miniature. You can, believe it or not, build a crane for less than $100; a cheaper alternative then spending thousands of dollars to buy one or $500 to rent one."
"If there's one thing Killer Camera Rigs has done for me, it has started me thinking outside of the box. Not that I had loads of name-brand equipment lying around, but having been in school (and therefore having access to a lot of it) made me think that I needed lots of it to make the stories I wanted to. And yes, some of it's nice, and some things really are worth the money (after a new lens, the Vinten Vision Blue and a decent set of sticks in my priority purchase). Killer Camera Rigs You Can Build is a great idea if you are really looking to create more flexibility for your story-telling, and you will start thinking differently about your DIY filmmaking."
"The singular beauty of this book is that Mr. Selakovich has successfully dedicated himself to producing clarity with every page."
- Michael Ferris, Camera Operator/DP (Die Hard)
"For filmmakers who like to shoot their films with a mobile camera withough spending a fortune on equipment rentals, this book is a great gift indeed. I highly recommend it for its clarity and common sense."
- Kris Malkiewica, Cinematographer/Author