What my Cameraman Hacks blog posts will cover
Here are bunch of blog posts related to my cameraman hacks. Some of these will be obvious hacks, some less so. A lot of these come about based on trying to find a cheaper or easier solutions to problems. Manufacturers often make their money by charging huge amounts of money for relatively simple devices. I figure, if we as cameramen (and women!), can be innovative and clever to come up with solution which we then share, then everybody benefits.
Some of these hacks maybe more involved than others. Some are just about using existing products in different ways. For example, using off the shelf general purpose items for a production purpose. Others may involve basic electrical skills; wiring and soldiering for example. These are all skills that are easily learned and with a plethora of resources available with the internet and YouTube, I’m sure most of this can be picked up fairly easily.
Other hacks I’d like to address at a later point will be to do with 3D printing and how we can create our own tools and camera adapters at home. I’ve personally had some mixed success at this in the past and think this could be an interesting avenue to explore. More and more people have now invested in the technology and the ability to print your own camera equipment at home, has never been as easy!
Other posts may be inspired by other cameramen. We are an innovative bunch and if I see something worth talking about and sharing, I’ll be sure to do that!