DIY Shoulder rig
Behind the scenes:
Athanse Media created a shoulder rig setup for DSLR videographers, mostly built of wood.
The base of the shoulder rig is made out of a one birch branch. Most parts for the follow focus are bought in an R/C-shop.
Pros and Cons of the rig
- Very stable construction
- Easy to pull focus without having to let go of the rig with any hand
- Beautiful, a piece of art
- Focus pulling made specially for my all around Tamron 17-50 lens
- Does not fold
- Hose clamp not so easy to assemble, will be replaced *
* UPDATE 2011/06/19
Have replaced the hose clamp for a fixed metal ring that slides in over the lens when zoomed in, then matches focus ring perfectly when pushed toward it. A big time saver!
Below are some still pictures of the parts used to make the focus pulling handle(old version). Also an updated picture of the rig.