Filmtools Lucas D.I.Y. Camera Stabilizer

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  • Filmtools #: 18852
  • Mfr #: 18852
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  • Manfrotto 494 Ball Head
  • Rycote Blimp Grip
  • (1) 24" Teenie Weenie Rod
  • (1) 12" Teenie Weenie Rod
  • (5) Gripper 3025 Spacers
  • Nuts and Bolts (used for assembly)

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  • Overview
    A while back at Filmtools a customer wanted a camera stabilizer, but for a fraction of the store bought models. Lucas Boger, one of our film school trained sales associates, picked up various pieces of grip, camera and sound hardware and came up with a stabilization rig we have named "The D.I.Y. Camera Stabilizer by Lucas"

    The D.I.Y. hand-held camera mount is composed of a Manfrotto 494 ball head, a Rycote blimp grip, a Teenie Weenie 24" Rod, a Teenie Weenie 12" Rod, five Gripper 3025 spacers (as counter weights) and some nuts and bolts.

    Bright minds think alike; Actually a veteran Cinematographer, Ron Dexter, and his young prot�g� Caleb Deschanel (Zoey�s and Emily�s dad) were working on a similar rig back in the 70�s and Caleb used �The Shaky Cam� on �The Black Stallion.� Ron brought his concept to Bob Nettmann, who was able to flush out Ron�s design, and manufactured �The Body Mount� through Continental Camera Systems. Bill Bennett later developed his version which was attached to a camera car, instead of a body and called the Terra Flight.

    All of these systems used counter balances to dampen some or all of the roll, pitch, yaw, and inertia movements with the end results of a more stable picture.

    Lucasメ version works on two axis: the pitch (or tilt) and roll (left-right rocking). Since the モload" is directly below the camera it does not affect the yaw noticeably. Of the three axis, the yaw is the least critical unwanted movement when hand-holding a camera and itメs the easiest axis to control.

    We used the Flip HD Camera for this test and the unit as shown here works well on small HD Video cameras weighing up to 2 lbs. We tested it with a Canon 7D, and although it worked, it felt like a lot of weight and after we added another pound of balance, it was a bit tiresome to wield around for long periods, but it was effective.

    Kit Includes:
    • Manfrotto 494 Ball Head
    • Rycote Blimp Grip
    • (1) 24" Teenie Weenie Rod
    • (1) 12" Teenie Weenie Rod
    • (5) Gripper 3025 Spacers (as counter weights)
    • Nuts and Bolts (used for assembly)


A while back at Filmtools a customer wanted a camera stabilizer, but for a fraction of the store bought models. Lucas Boger, one of our film school trained sales associates, picked up various pieces of grip, camera and sound hardware and came up with a stabilization rig we have named "The D.I.Y. Camera Stabilizer by Lucas"

The D.I.Y. hand-held camera mount is composed of a Manfrotto 494 ball head, a Rycote blimp grip, a Teenie Weenie 24" Rod, a Teenie Weenie 12" Rod, five Gripper 3025 spacers (as counter weights) and some nuts and bolts.

Bright minds think alike; Actually a veteran Cinematographer, Ron Dexter, and his young prot�g� Caleb Deschanel (Zoey�s and Emily�s dad) were working on a similar rig back in the 70�s and Caleb used �The Shaky Cam� on �The Black Stallion.� Ron brought his concept to Bob Nettmann, who was able to flush out Ron�s design, and manufactured �The Body Mount� through Continental Camera Systems. Bill Bennett later developed his version which was attached to a camera car, instead of a body and called the Terra Flight.

All of these systems used counter balances to dampen some or all of the roll, pitch, yaw, and inertia movements with the end results of a more stable picture.

Lucasメ version works on two axis: the pitch (or tilt) and roll (left-right rocking). Since the モload" is directly below the camera it does not affect the yaw noticeably. Of the three axis, the yaw is the least critical unwanted movement when hand-holding a camera and itメs the easiest axis to control.

We used the Flip HD Camera for this test and the unit as shown here works well on small HD Video cameras weighing up to 2 lbs. We tested it with a Canon 7D, and although it worked, it felt like a lot of weight and after we added another pound of balance, it was a bit tiresome to wield around for long periods, but it was effective.

Kit Includes:
  • Manfrotto 494 Ball Head
  • Rycote Blimp Grip
  • (1) 24" Teenie Weenie Rod
  • (1) 12" Teenie Weenie Rod
  • (5) Gripper 3025 Spacers (as counter weights)
  • Nuts and Bolts (used for assembly)