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Killer Camera Rigs That You Can Build by Dan Selakovich

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The City Streets Circle Rig

Over 10 years ago I was driving down Sunset Boulevard here in Los Angeles. As I sat at a traffic light waiting for it to turn green, I noticed somebody using a kind of rig I’d never seen before: a simple circle with a rail in the middle holding the camera. They simply held it like a steering wheel. I made one the next day out of a bicycle rim with the spokes removed. It worked pretty well, I must say.

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About a year went by, and a movie by Mike Figgis called Timecode was getting a lot of press. As it turns out, Mike Figgis invented the rig because he wanted his actors to have an easy-to-use way of getting steady shots ...

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