DIY Car Mount from Indy Mogul

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Today’s DIY Friday is a cool car mount from Indy Mogul.

Instead of Your FX this month, Zack shows you how to build a car rig for about $35 bucks! Tune in tomorrow for the Test Film!

Indy Mogul’s Backyard FX features cheap, DIY filmmaking tips and tutorials including special effects, props, and camera equipment. ‘Build’ episodes on Mondays and ‘Original Short’ test films on Tuesdays featuring the build.

DIY Ring Light

That’s right, it’s DIY Friday.

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Today we found this tutorial for how to make a glamourous ring light for your video machine. More from the creator.

DIY shoulder rig and mini slider

This is a DSLR shoulder mount made from PVC. What makes this one different than the last PVC shoulder rig we posted is that it has a glider built into to it. That’s pretty cool, and really sets this version apart. Thanks to Jon Barnes for posting it on vimeo. Click here for more info.

DIY Wireless Follow Focus for DSLR and Steadicam

It’s DIY Friday, and this is a pretty rad setup from the guys over at It’s a wireless transmitter that allows someone to pull focus on a DSLR mounted to a steadicam without losing balance on the rig.

The idea is to build my Steadicam setup to use a very shallow depth of field. Of course I can’t pull focus on it without knocking it off balance. If I can stream the video out, someone else can monitor the video and pull focus with a Wireless Follow Focus for me. (I’m still shopping for one).

For more info go here.

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DIY PVC DSLR Camera Stabilizer

That as a lot of alphabet soup. We skipped DIY Thursday yesterday to blast It’s a Rough Life, so we’re picking it back up today with this video from Dave Knop.

It’s a PVC shoulder rig! Beats spending a G for Redrock… maybe? Like them on Facebook and build stuff.

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