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DIY shoulder rig for DSLR video, with clever focus puller

In this video and at this site, annoyingly good-looking Swedish videographer Jonathan Bergqvist details the construction of this clever shoulder-mount device for shooting video with a DSLR. Designed by Jonathan and his father Erik, the rig itself is made out of birch and includes a manual focus puller, actuated by twisting the left handle, that is hacked together from R/C control rod parts and a hose clamp.


6 thoughts on “DIY shoulder rig for DSLR video, with clever focus puller

  1. I’m not sure what blows me away about this project more, the good looking gentleman, the mount or the hugely talented father hewing this piece of art out of a bent stick. Awesome job and really enjoyed the quality of the video on this project.

    Felisha Anne

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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