August 3, 2015 at 5:32AM
New Small Steadicam Concept, made from LEGO
I'm currently in pre-production for a movie about a dog, for which i need to follow him running through the fields a lot. I figured i needed a small steadicam, something that could be held in one hand. I found many types of small 'steadicams', but they never cancelled out big vertical movements. Or they were electronically controlled and expensive. So I figured something out myself..
To test it, i build a concept version from LEGO:
As you can see it's still far from perfect, but hey, it's just LEGO.. It's under development and once it's made from proper materials with presice joints it should work a lot better. I'm currently consulting with partners to 3D-print parts etc.
I'm eager to hear what you think of the concept..! Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!