April 11, 2016 at 10:53PM
So, do I really need a camera rig/cage?
I'll try to make my question simple. I have a Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Little by little, I'm buying little gadgets here and there to improve my experience with it. I bought a Tascam for sound (I'm still learning how to use it in conjunction with my Rode NTG2, but that's another issue altogether) an external battery pack, etc.
Whenever I see images of serious filmmakers using a camera, I see them holding a complicated looking contraption that I THINK I'm just now realizing is actually a camera rig with all the little bells and whistles on it.
Please correct me if I'm misunderstanding. What exactly is a rig/cage "supposed" to do?