Build cheap but reliable and sturdy rigs - including cranes, dollies, stabilizers, car mounts, and more for $50-$100 each! Even if you only use this book to make two sandbags - you'll make back your money.
Dan Selakovich, Dan Selakovich has held almost every position on a variety of film and video projects: Cinematographer, assistant camera, gaffer, grip, boom operator, loader, and since 1986, editor and second unit director. Dan teaches his rig building techniques and designs at the University of Southern California Summer Film Program, giving students the tools they need to give their projects a professional look.
Market: Low-Budget and Independent Filmmakers; Cinematographers; Cameramen; Camera Assistants; Grips;
Key Features: * Build cheap but reliable and sturdy rigs - including cranes, dollies, stabilizers, car mounts, and more for $50-$100 each! Even if you only use this book to make two sandbags - you'll make back your money.
*All measurements are provided in both standard and metric units - now updated to include region-specific material information
*Includes over 1300 photographs total- with clear step-by-step instructions, safety guidelines, material lists, and tool lists for each rig
"The singular beauty of this book is that Mr. Selakovich has successfully dedicated himself to producing clarity with every page."
- Michael Ferris, Camera Operator/DP (Die Hard)
"For filmmakers who like to shoot their films with a mobile camera withough spending a fortune on equipment rentals, this book is a great gift indeed. I highly recommend it for its clarity and common sense."
-Kris Malkiewica, Cinematographer/Author
Don't buy or rent your fillm equipment-build it! Construct professional-quality camera rigs on your own with this comprehensive, step-by-step guide and stop wasting your money on overpriced equipment rentals and purchases! Dan Selakovich guides you through the creation of jibs, dollies, cranes, car-mounts, sandbags, tripods, and more.
* Build inexpensive but reliable and sturdy rigs-including cranes, dollies, stabilizers, car-mounts, and more; most for much less than $100!
* Includes over 2,000 photographs with clear step-by-step instructions, safety guidelines, material lists, and tool lists for each rig.
* American standard and meric measurements included.
* Includes a companion web site: http://dvcamerarigs.com/
"If you wanted to start a film studio but only had $1,000, then this would be the book for you. You could be a 'Dream Works' in miniature. You can, believe it or not, build a crane for less than $100; a cheaper alternative then spending thousands of dollars to buy one or $500 to rent one."
"If there's one thing Killer Camera Rigs has done for me, it has started me thinking outside of the box. Not that I had loads of name-brand equipment lying around, but having been in school (and therefore having access to a lot of it) made me think that I needed lots of it to make the stories I wanted to. And yes, some of it's nice, and some things really are worth the money (after a new lens, the Vinten Vision Blue and a decent set of sticks in my priority purchase).. Killer Camera Rigs You Can Build is a great idea if you are really looking to create more flexibility for your story-telling, and you will start thinking differently about your DIY filmmaking."
Contents: Introduction; The Dark Passage Dolly; The Shock Corridor Camera Stabilizer; The Big Combo Crane; The Third Man Tripod; The Steel Trap Spreader; They Drive By Night Car Mount; The Killers Kiss Crane; The Sweet Smell of Success Pooper-Scooper Cam; The Touch of Evil Cam; The Harder They Fall Sand Bags; The Big Carnival Crane; Painting Your Rigs
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