From The Creators Of GUTS, MTL And Hollow Point
Category : Props & Equipment
This category contains articles relating to film props and camera equipment used in film making.
Create Film Prop ID Cards Free
If you need some ID card props for your low budget movie then use our identity card creator to save time and effort. Upload your actor photo and create an identification card easily in seconds.
Build A Cheap Camcorder Camera Dolly
A camera dolly is a piece of equipment that allows you to move the camera in a single smooth movement. You can obviously buy professional kit but what can you do with a low budget?
Screw Thread For Camcorder Tripod Mounts
Having made a few DIY camera accessories in my time I thought I would provide some info on the screw thread used in most photographic equipment.
The Skypod DIY Camera Boom
The Skypod is a 6 foot camera boom designed by Elliot C Evans that attaches to a standard camera tripod and holds a camera about nine feet in the air, pointing straight down.
Make A Camera Dolly, Boom Or Stabiliser
There are a number of interesting tutorials out there on making track dollys, stabilizers, jibs, booms and cranes for camcorders and cameras.
This article shows some of the unusual props I have used in my films including GUTS, Meet The Locals and Hollow Point. The props range from a briefcase full of money to alien medical instruments.
How To Make A Fake Brick Prop
This guide shows how I made a fake sponge brick for one of our scenes in Hollow Point. We needed a fake brick which we could throw at the windscreen of a car without smashing it.
How To Make A Cheap Steadycam (#2)
There are several commercial camcorder stabilizer options, which range from approximately $200 on up. You can also make one yourself for about $30 plus a weekend of work with some hand tools.
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