My book is almost done. You may notice a slight remodeling of the blog to reflect this.
One of the things I've focussed on is achieving professional camera moves without big, expensive cranes and dollies. From Chapter 5:
I am mildly obsessed with small, lightweight, and above all inexpensive ways to move my DV camera smoothly and cinematically. Even as I sit in my director’s chair on a big commercial, designing a shot with a 30-foot techno crane, I can’t help but ponder how one might build such a thing out of PVC pipe and zip ties.
In addition to sharing some handy tips for creating camera movements with found and inexpensive hardware, I also include plans for building the GhettoCam. I'm really excited about the GhettoCam—my brother and I built it last month and it's been a great little camera stabilizer. And in the spirit of the $14 Steadycam, it's cheap and easy to build.
No, the picture above is not the GhettoCam—but I will be posting some more info about it soon, before the book comes out!