This is a pretty quick and easy build and can be made in under an hour with all the tools available.
Note: While the BMX grip helps, it is by no means a steadicam or a fig rig. It is something that can easily be tossed into a backpack and makes shooting video easier. Below is a quick test of footage shot with and without the grip.
Step 1: Materials and tools
- BMX grip. There are plenty to choose from. Mine are made by All-City
- 3/4" dowel
- 1 screw with 1/4-20 threading. Commonly available at hardware stores.
- Drill press
- Dremel with metal cut-off wheel
$20 or less for the pair. The factor in your total price here will be what grips you get. The All-City grips I used are a little pricier than most and you can definitely find cheaper ones. if you look around.