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    Senior Member MatthewC's Avatar
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    I went looking for DIY tutorials for some devices I wanted to make for my new DVX. There was a lot of places with broken links and non-working sources. I did some research and found a lot of tutorials on different DIY projects.

    If you have one you want added to the list, please POST here!

    EDIT: Updated, links fixed, looking for more to add! MARCH 13, 2014



    JIB Arms/Cranes

    Nice jib arm, well designed, and it allows tilting of the camera.
    http://www.jorenclark.com/whitepapers/jibarm.html

    Snodart's excellent tutorials complete with pictures and excellent discussion of the homemade jib.
    http://snodart.com/hbe_jib.php

    Heavy Duty with lots of instructions and pictures.
    http://www.divergentthinking.net/Let...e/News/DIY.htm

    Nice looking Jib Arm rig
    http://www.bealecorner.com/trv900/jib/jib.html

    Cool but simple Speed-Rail jib arm.
    http://www.freyerlighting.com/WebSit...rSpeedJib.html


    Dave's Crane. It's .zip file with a lot of BMP images inside with detailed drawings.
    http://homebuiltstabilizers.com/DIYp...ngassembly.zip

    A great .doc file instructional tutorial, with very detailed diagrams and instructions. By http://www.frightnightproductions.com
    http://homebuiltstabilizers.com/Plans/Jib.zip



    DOLLIES/SLIDERS

    Another excellent Snodart picture tutorial! Make a dolly, this time with smoother rollerblade wheels!
    http://snodart.com/hbe_dolly.php

    Nice dolly with simple diagrams and easy instructions!
    http://www.angelfire.com/movies/nobudgetsfx/dolly.html

    The oringal $14 skate sheel dolly tutorial
    http://www.rondexter.com/professiona...el_dollies.htm

    Very, VERY simply PVC dolly with good instructions and photos.
    http://www.softweigh.com/video/diy.html

    A great .doc file instructional tutorial, with very detailed diagrams and instructions. By http://www.frightnightproductions.com
    http://homebuiltstabilizers.com/Plans/Dolly.zip

    krotoflik's DIY Slider
    http://krotoflik.blogspot.com/2011/0...me-kronox.html




    STABILIZERS/Steadicams

    $14 Steadicam for the poor man in us all. GREAT article with even some useful addons. Very detailed step by step instructions with photos.
    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/steadycam/

    Snodart's excellent Stabilizer tutorial. Photos and good ideas are all present.
    http://snodart.com/hbe_steady.php

    Detailed Stabilizer with photos. Nice design.
    http://www.bealecorner.com/trv900/steady/steady.html


    Simple stabilizer with instructions and a few photos. Simple design.
    http://www.softweigh.com/video/diy.html


    A great .doc file instructional tutorial, with very detailed diagrams and instructions. By http://www.frightnightproductions.com
    http://homebuiltstabilizers.com/Plans/Glidecam.zip




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    -Empty as of the current update, March 13, 2014.



    Other
    Remote Camera Head
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en-G...jsG9k-YU&gl=GB

    Make your own Tripod! Snodart has a great tutorial on building your own tripod with some metal work.
    http://snodart.com/hbe_dolly.php

    A backpack cam that floats the camera in front of you and allows for prolonger camera work without tiring.
    http://homebuiltstabilizers.com/DIYp...KPACKMOUNT.doc
    Last edited by MatthewC; 03-13-2014 at 08:41 PM.
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    very cool! viva la hágalo usted mismo!


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    Sticky!
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    Director of Photography


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    awesome! thanks for the links!

    and yeah, something like this should be a 'sticky' for newbies like me. ;)


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    I have some info at my site for home built equipment if you think it is worthy to add to the list. I will be adding 35mm adapter and home built steadicam in the next few months as well. Some of the sites that you posted helped me do it!

    Main home built page
    http://snodart.com/hbe.php

    Jib
    http://snodart.com/hbe_jib.php

    Heavy duty tripod
    http://snodart.com/hbe_tripod.php

    Hand held stabilizer
    http://snodart.com/hbe_steady.php

    Dolly
    http://snodart.com/hbe_dolly.php



    A Snorri Cam, that resembles what was done in Requiem for a Dream or Pi. Damn simple!
    http://veilleuxfilms.com/snorri.html
    VIDEO: http://home.comcast.net/~thartley11/snorricam.wmv
    I think the video link above is no longer up.
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    Thanks for putting these together matthewC. These will be useful


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    Quote Originally Posted by snodart
    COOL s*%t!
    Hey, I added your links. Your comments and insights into some of the current problems with some of the homemade stuff is also excellent. I'll be using your photos and advice as I make my own items.

    Thanks a ton, good stuff.
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    Hey, I added your links. Your comments and insights into some of the current problems with some of the homemade stuff is also excellent. I'll be using your photos and advice as I make my own items.
    Sounds great. Thanks!


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    There are also some great plans by Cody Deegan (jib section of list) for a full stabilizer rig. I recently bought the "low-budget" plans. The plans cost $35, but they are great. Very descriptive and detailed instructions. I have purchased all the materials and will start building it once the hero fest is over. Well worth the money. Project is pretty time intensive, but who can argue with having a full rig.

    Plans are here
    http://www.codydeegan.com/

    Some forum discussion about the plans are here
    http://hbsboard.com/


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    yes thanks man, good work!


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