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Video Gear: Support & Grip

Robbie Carman & Rich Harrington

About this course

Sometimes you need heavy-duty gear to do the heavy lifting of video production. Equipment like gimbals, tripods, dollies, sliders, and rails can help you get smoother shots with more controlled motion and capture more unusual angles. In this installment of Video Gear, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman review your options when it comes to support and grip gear. Learn how to stabilize shots; build your own slider; mount cameras with clamps, poles, and micro tripods; add motors for automated motion control; and trigger shots remotely. Plus, learn how to use gimbals and shoulder rigs correctly, and put the gear into practice as Rich and Robbie show how to get some great-looking footage of moving vehicles.


Topics include:

  • Stabilizing shots with gimbals
  • Using a dolly
  • Building a parabolic slider
  • Mounting cameras in unusual places
  • Mounting cameras with micro tripods
  • Using a camera rail
  • Controlling a video camera remotely
  • Using a tripod top slider
  • Keeping your gear safe
  • Using a portable backdrop
  • Shooting with a shoulder rig
  • Adding motors to sliders
  • Using motion control sliders for time-lapse and turntable shots
  • Using a gimbal
  • Shooting in and around a moving car
  • Getting a low-angle shot

Curriculum4h 48m

  • Welcome
  • How Can I Stabilize the Shot Using a Gimbal?
  • How Can I Stabilize the Shot Using a Gimbal?
  • Major Benefits of a Gimbal
  • Preview
    Using a Gimbal for a Smartphone or GoPro
  • Using a Professional Gimbal
  • Lessons Learned
  • Using a Dolly
  • Using A Dolly
  • Preview
    Skatewheel & Skateboard Dollies
  • Setting Up a Dolly
  • Setting Up a Professional Dolly
  • Using a Parabolic Slider
  • What is a Parabolic Slider?
  • Building the Slider
  • Setting Focus
  • Adjusting the Speed of Movement
  • Evaluating the Results
  • How Can I Attach Cameras in Unusual Places?
  • How Can I Attach a Camera in Unusual Places?
  • Mounting to Poles
  • Mounting to Poles for Heavy Duty Mounting
  • Mounting to the Ceiling & Doors
  • Mounting with Magnets
  • Mounting with Clamps
  • Gear Overview
  • Micro Tripods
  • What is a Micro Tripod?
  • Mounting a Phone to a Micro Tripod
  • Mounting a GoPro to a Micro Tripod
  • Mounting a DSLR to a Micro Tripod
  • Evaluating the Results
  • Using a Camera Rail
  • What are Camera Rails?
  • Adapting a Tripod to Hold Multiple Cameras
  • Shooting Strategies
  • Preview
    Using a Micro Rail
  • Evaluating the Results
  • Controlling a Video Camera Remotely
  • Remotely Controlling Cameras
  • Setting Up the CamRanger
  • Panning with the CamRanger PT Hub
  • Evaluating the Results
  • Using a Tripod Top Slider
  • What is a Tripod Top Slider?
  • Attaching the Slider
  • Mounting & Balancing the Camera
  • Shooting Strategies
  • Evaluating the Footage
  • Keep Your Gear Safe
  • Keeping Your Gear Safe
  • Keeping Gear Dry
  • Using Camera Wraps
  • Using Lens Wraps
  • Using a Portable Backdrop
  • Using a Portable Backdrop
  • Using an Pop-Up System
  • Using a FlexiFill
  • Getting a Camera Higher
  • Getting the Camera Higher
  • What is a Jib?
  • Building a Jib & When to Use It
  • Flying a GoPro HERO4 With a Quadcopter
  • Evaluating the Footage
  • Why Shoot with a Shoulder Rig?
  • Preview
    Why Use a Shoulder Rig?
  • Using Rigs by Redrock Micro
  • Using Rigs by ikan
  • Using Rigs by Zacuto
  • Final Thoughts on Choosing a Rig
  • Creating Slider Shots & Motion Control
  • When to Use a Slider
  • Choosing Sliders & Rails
  • Attaching a Motor to Your Slider
  • Using the eMotimo TB3 to Control Your Camera
  • Using a Motion Control Slider for a Time Lapse Shot
  • Powering the eMotimo TB3
  • Operating the eMotimo TB3 for a Time-Lapse
  • Final Thoughts on Using Sliders for Motion
  • Using a Motion Control Head for Turntable Shots
  • What is Motion Control?
  • Shooting Turntable Shots with the eMotimo TB3
  • Final Advice on Using a Motion Control Assembly
  • Using a Gimbal
  • Using a Gimbal
  • Advantages of a Gimbal
  • Using a Monitor
  • Controlling the Camera
  • Evaluating the Footage
  • How Can I Shoot in & Around a Moving Car? Part 1
  • Shooting In & Around a Moving Car
  • Preparing the Car for Shooting
  • Increasing the Available Light in the Car
  • Mounting a Camera to the Rearview Mirror
  • Gear Overview
  • Toss to Next Week
  • How Can I Shoot in & Around a Moving Car? Part 2
  • Shooting in & Around a Moving Car
  • Mounting Camera to Windows
  • Mounting Cameras to the Dashboard
  • Mounting Cameras to the Outside of a Car
  • Mounting with Magnets
  • Lessons Learned
  • Gear Overview
  • How Can I Get a Low Angle Shot?
  • Preview
    How Can I Get a Low Angle Shot?
  • Cradling the Camera
  • Using a Micro Tripod
  • Using a Mini Tripod
  • Using a Low Profile Tripod
  • Gear Overview

About this course

Sometimes you need heavy-duty gear to do the heavy lifting of video production. Equipment like gimbals, tripods, dollies, sliders, and rails can help you get smoother shots with more controlled motion and capture more unusual angles. In this installment of Video Gear, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman review your options when it comes to support and grip gear. Learn how to stabilize shots; build your own slider; mount cameras with clamps, poles, and micro tripods; add motors for automated motion control; and trigger shots remotely. Plus, learn how to use gimbals and shoulder rigs correctly, and put the gear into practice as Rich and Robbie show how to get some great-looking footage of moving vehicles.


Topics include:

  • Stabilizing shots with gimbals
  • Using a dolly
  • Building a parabolic slider
  • Mounting cameras in unusual places
  • Mounting cameras with micro tripods
  • Using a camera rail
  • Controlling a video camera remotely
  • Using a tripod top slider
  • Keeping your gear safe
  • Using a portable backdrop
  • Shooting with a shoulder rig
  • Adding motors to sliders
  • Using motion control sliders for time-lapse and turntable shots
  • Using a gimbal
  • Shooting in and around a moving car
  • Getting a low-angle shot

Curriculum4h 48m

  • Welcome
  • How Can I Stabilize the Shot Using a Gimbal?
  • How Can I Stabilize the Shot Using a Gimbal?
  • Major Benefits of a Gimbal
  • Preview
    Using a Gimbal for a Smartphone or GoPro
  • Using a Professional Gimbal
  • Lessons Learned
  • Using a Dolly
  • Using A Dolly
  • Preview
    Skatewheel & Skateboard Dollies
  • Setting Up a Dolly
  • Setting Up a Professional Dolly
  • Using a Parabolic Slider
  • What is a Parabolic Slider?
  • Building the Slider
  • Setting Focus
  • Adjusting the Speed of Movement
  • Evaluating the Results
  • How Can I Attach Cameras in Unusual Places?
  • How Can I Attach a Camera in Unusual Places?
  • Mounting to Poles
  • Mounting to Poles for Heavy Duty Mounting
  • Mounting to the Ceiling & Doors
  • Mounting with Magnets
  • Mounting with Clamps
  • Gear Overview
  • Micro Tripods
  • What is a Micro Tripod?
  • Mounting a Phone to a Micro Tripod
  • Mounting a GoPro to a Micro Tripod
  • Mounting a DSLR to a Micro Tripod
  • Evaluating the Results
  • Using a Camera Rail
  • What are Camera Rails?
  • Adapting a Tripod to Hold Multiple Cameras
  • Shooting Strategies
  • Preview
    Using a Micro Rail
  • Evaluating the Results
  • Controlling a Video Camera Remotely
  • Remotely Controlling Cameras
  • Setting Up the CamRanger
  • Panning with the CamRanger PT Hub
  • Evaluating the Results
  • Using a Tripod Top Slider
  • What is a Tripod Top Slider?
  • Attaching the Slider
  • Mounting & Balancing the Camera
  • Shooting Strategies
  • Evaluating the Footage
  • Keep Your Gear Safe
  • Keeping Your Gear Safe
  • Keeping Gear Dry
  • Using Camera Wraps
  • Using Lens Wraps
  • Using a Portable Backdrop
  • Using a Portable Backdrop
  • Using an Pop-Up System
  • Using a FlexiFill
  • Getting a Camera Higher
  • Getting the Camera Higher
  • What is a Jib?
  • Building a Jib & When to Use It
  • Flying a GoPro HERO4 With a Quadcopter
  • Evaluating the Footage
  • Why Shoot with a Shoulder Rig?
  • Preview
    Why Use a Shoulder Rig?
  • Using Rigs by Redrock Micro
  • Using Rigs by ikan
  • Using Rigs by Zacuto
  • Final Thoughts on Choosing a Rig
  • Creating Slider Shots & Motion Control
  • When to Use a Slider
  • Choosing Sliders & Rails
  • Attaching a Motor to Your Slider
  • Using the eMotimo TB3 to Control Your Camera
  • Using a Motion Control Slider for a Time Lapse Shot
  • Powering the eMotimo TB3
  • Operating the eMotimo TB3 for a Time-Lapse
  • Final Thoughts on Using Sliders for Motion
  • Using a Motion Control Head for Turntable Shots
  • What is Motion Control?
  • Shooting Turntable Shots with the eMotimo TB3
  • Final Advice on Using a Motion Control Assembly
  • Using a Gimbal
  • Using a Gimbal
  • Advantages of a Gimbal
  • Using a Monitor
  • Controlling the Camera
  • Evaluating the Footage
  • How Can I Shoot in & Around a Moving Car? Part 1
  • Shooting In & Around a Moving Car
  • Preparing the Car for Shooting
  • Increasing the Available Light in the Car
  • Mounting a Camera to the Rearview Mirror
  • Gear Overview
  • Toss to Next Week
  • How Can I Shoot in & Around a Moving Car? Part 2
  • Shooting in & Around a Moving Car
  • Mounting Camera to Windows
  • Mounting Cameras to the Dashboard
  • Mounting Cameras to the Outside of a Car
  • Mounting with Magnets
  • Lessons Learned
  • Gear Overview
  • How Can I Get a Low Angle Shot?
  • Preview
    How Can I Get a Low Angle Shot?
  • Cradling the Camera
  • Using a Micro Tripod
  • Using a Mini Tripod
  • Using a Low Profile Tripod
  • Gear Overview