Creative film rigs

Inventive and creative rigs witnessed on sets of low budget Nd not-so-low budget film making. Camera mounts, stunt contraptions, grip inventions, wardrobe racks, anything unconventional!
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Arri SR2 camera mounted directly to the studio's  lighting grid for an overhead shot. Not bad. Project: "God's Goodness". Director: Marc Betsworth, DOP: Pasha Patriki csc

Arri camera mounted directly to the studio's lighting grid for an overhead shot.

If you want your face to look really weird, flip both yourself AND the camera upside down...

If you want your face to look really weird, flip both yourself AND the camera upside down.

Another camera car rig. This time the added challenge is the luxury car and the cost of a possible scratch repair, and a rainy day.

Another camera car rig. This time the added challenge is the luxury car and the cost of a possible scratch repair, and a rainy day.

A Red Epic camera is attached to the very edge of the hood of Camarro convertible for a scene in Dumb Luck film. The star of the film Dylan Everett is seen beside the car. www.DumbLuckTheMovie.com #dumbluckthemovie #9LightEnt

A Red Epic camera is attached to the very edge of the hood of Camarro convertible for a scene in Dumb Luck film. The star of the film Dylan Everett is seen beside the car. www.DumbLuckTheMovie.com #dumbluckthemovie #9LightEnt

Curling-Stone-Cam!

Curling-Stone-Cam!

Onboard light for camera. "Size doesn't matter" has a new meaning?

Onboard light for camera. "Size doesn't matter" has a new meaning?

Lining up the camera for yet another car shot!

Lining up the camera for yet another car shot!

Another car rig. This time the camera has to shoot into the back side window..

Another car rig. This time the camera has to shoot into the back side window.

Definitely not something you would see every day. Mounting the camera inside a clothes dryer. You can see the shot in  “This is a Standoff “Graveyards” - dir. Charles Wahl” on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/23370650

Definitely not something you would see every day. Mounting the camera inside a clothes dryer. You can see the shot in “This is a Standoff “Graveyards” - dir. Charles Wahl” on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/23370650

Red Epic camera outfitted with Arriscope anamorphic lens. This isn't quite as "inventive" as some of the other things we pin here, but still - just an impressive configuration!

Red Epic camera outfitted with Arriscope anamorphic lens. This isn't quite as "inventive" as some of the other things we pin here, but still - just an impressive configuration!

Not impressive, BUT inventive! How else do you keep a high-speed 2000fps Weisscam camera from overheating on a hot summer day?

Not impressive, BUT inventive! How else do you keep a high-speed Weisscam camera from overheating on a hot summer day?

This is the resulting shot of the car mount on Down With Webster music video from the previous pin!

This is the resulting shot of the car mount on Down With Webster music video from the previous pin!

Yet another custom rig by dop.ca! This is from a few years back, it was rigged up for a music video for Down With Webster. Do you know which one?

Yet another custom rig by dop.ca! This is from a few years back, it was rigged up for a music video for Down With Webster. Do you know which one?

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