Take me back two years and I would have felt ‘unfinished’ had I have made my own rig for filming video. Today, well, that’s a different story. I find joy in making something I know contributes to my creativity, because the process itself is creative.
The project (most technical paragraph, I promise)
I recently picked up a micro-tripod that had a universal camera mount configuration that also had a smart phone adaptor. Couple that with my shotgun mic and I could have had something worthing rigging. I needed a cold shoe mount though to hold the mic. I had one laying around from an old rig and external flash I no longer owned that I figured would be perfect.
Tools of the trade
- Tarzans Grip Superglue
- SwissChamp Army Knife
- Scrap paper from my daughters craft drawer to catch spilt glue
- Old rig to pull apart
- Another camera to document this process. Meta.
A place for everything. Everything in its place.
First I had to remove old glue.
Then I had to apply fresh glue. Carefully. That shit is reeaaaaal sticky.
Meticulously placing the cold shoe mount on the glue. Luckily I have two university degrees. They literally paid for themselves in this moment. Brace yourselves.
Then, magic breath.
Pushing down with finger.
Oh, hey there.
>>You can read #blogtober day 3 here.