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The Snorricam, named after Einar Snorri and Eiour Snorri,or the "Snorri Brothers", is a body mount for a camera which is used to create an interesting point of view, which can be seen in such movies as I Am Legend, Slumdog Millionaire, The Hangover, and most impressively, Requiem for a Dream. I work for a small video production company, and with much enthusiasm from my boss, I designed and built my own version of the Snorricam, which is very adjustable and versatile. For about $30 in parts, and around a day of labor, You can have yourself an adjustable Snorricam of your own! Sorry for the lack of pictures, but i built it before I wrote this 'ible, but hopefully the Sketchup renderings will suffice.

ALSO: I am NOT responsible for dropped or broken cameras as a result of using this rig.  This Instructable is merely a guide to building a Snorricam, and should be adapted for your particular setup.  I suggest that if you build this rig, you test it with more weight than you'll be using before putting your precious camera on it.

For an adaptation on my design, check out HipHopSuperman's snorricam

Heres a video of me and the Snorricam in action.


And Heres a "behind the scenes" video of the setup we used for the above video.


Lastly, about 40 seconds into the video below, You can see the snorricam in action in our submission to the 48 hour film project in Portland, OR.


And here's a recent video of me building a snorricam for a friend.

 
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After being inspired by this instrucable, I decided to make a snorricam of my own. If you wanna see my videos, here some of them are:




Check out my youtube channel for more! Thanks again CarterMarquis for the great tips!
Cartermarquis (author)  hiphopsuperman5 years ago
Thats great! I would love to see pictures of your snorricam. and any modifications you made to my design.
Here you go! You motivated me to finally getting around to making an instructable! Thanks again for your great tutorial, it really helped me out for making my snorricam. Cheers!

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-snorricam-1/

Hey, I know this is an old post but why are some of the videos private now? Wake was really funny, at least make that one public again!

ugman773 years ago
A friend of mine and I just built this, great instructable! I am really happy with the results. We added some L brackets for extra support as well.
I really love your design for pivoting, really is a lot better than some other designs I have seen.
Cartermarquis (author)  ugman773 years ago
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoy it. Post a link to any videos you make with it!
will do once my next project gets completed!
mg0930mg4 years ago
I love this. Already made mine, and made it so the head is adjustable. Very easy to follow, and takes an afternoon. I will post pictures and a video, soon hopefully.
mg0930mg4 years ago
Wonderful. I'm printing the instructions out now, and going to make this.
limez4 years ago
so i made it, TWICE, the first was for a friend who gave me like $45 bucks to make it, but i had a slight problem with figuring out how to use the second elbow, but i just made holes at the other end of the lower arm and it is quite adjustable.  one question though, a friend of mine who is an amazing cinematographer, wants me to make him one, but he wants to have it so that it can go at different angles, like side to side i guess.  do you have any suggestions? please.
Cartermarquis (author)  limez4 years ago
 I'm not really sure what you mean by "side to side".  My design might be a little too simple for what your friend wants.  A little more information about how your friend wants it to tilt would be helpful.
Physix214 years ago
    • One 1"x3" @ 8' long,
    • 3/4" plywood (You'll need 3 pieces no larger than 12" x 8" each),
    • 1/2" plywood (a piece no larger than 8" x 6"),
    1.5" angle iron or angle aluminum,
I dont understand this points :(.
Its inch, isnt it?
Can some one post it in cm?
Cartermarquis (author)  Physix214 years ago
  • One 2.54cmx7.62 @ 2.43m long,
  • 2cm plywood (You'll need 3 pieces no larger than 30cm x 20cm each),
  • 1.27cm plywood (a piece no larger than 20cm x 15cm),
3.8cm angle iron or angle aluminum,

Hope this helps.
Laylasita4 years ago
This is so neat, I am going to have this build for sure!
And your video is great,(you're really cute :D)

Cartermarquis (author)  Laylasita4 years ago
Haha thanks.  Be sure to post pictures of your snorricam when you finish! I love seeing how people adapt my  design.
916faith4 years ago
Hi I just found this site and its great! I love your snorri cam but can it hold a camcorder under 6lbs?
Cartermarquis (author)  916faith4 years ago
The most weight i've used with it is about 1.5 lbs, 5 or 6 pounds would be quite a bit, so I would use metal to build the frame.  Initially, this snorricam was supposed to be the wooden prototype for an aluminum or steel final version.

In short: consider how much weight you'll be holding 2 feet out in front of you, consider how much your camera costs and it's durability, and remember that i'm not liable for dropped cameras!
RebelApo4 years ago
Hi. Is there annny way you can list all the measurements you have in the google sketch up documents, here? I've been trying forever to figure out what it says, because I keep getting confused by your directions. I'm an excellent copier however, and just really need to know these measurement before I pull all my hair out, lol.
Cartermarquis (author)  RebelApo4 years ago
I've added a .zip folder containing the original images, which you can see the measurements in.  Post pictures when you finish!
Ah! Thank you so much. I had to do some guesstimate work on the plates as well. Will definitely post pictures when done.
Cartermarquis (author)  RebelApo4 years ago
I've added a .zip folder to each step containing those step's images, if you wanted to look at those too.
z001101005 years ago
Wow. Excellent. This is one of the best and most versatile DIY Snorricams I have ever seen. Fantastic!
Great shirt in the test film too. :] Seriously though.
Cartermarquis (author)  z001101005 years ago
Thanks alot! I haven't seen many other DIY ones except from Indy Mogul weekend extra, which inspired me to make a new design. The shirt is a Planet Hollywood shirt, and it turns out one of my friends has the same one!
Don't know if you know, but indy mogul just did a new one, and I have to say yours is still the best.
Cartermarquis (author)  mg0930mg5 years ago
Thanks! Yeah The weird part is that they probably built theirs at the same time I was building mine.
Yeah, because they need that week or so in advance. I really like this, though. I believe this will be my first project when I move. :)
Cartermarquis (author)  mg0930mg5 years ago
Great! I'd love to see pictures and video when you finish.
I will most likely have it done by halloween, if we move in time. :)
No problem! I have to go find one of those shirts now, heh.
adcurtin5 years ago
This is a sweet instructable. Here's a tip for drilling holes in wood: if you're going all the way through, put another piece of scrap wood below the main piece, it will prevent the main piece from chipping out on the back side of the board.
Cartermarquis (author)  adcurtin5 years ago
Yeah, This was actually going to just be a mock-up for a final design, and it ended up being the final design, so the quality isn't the best,
Bomberkid5 years ago
I thought this was an insturctable for video taping people who were snorring ( >_< FAIL). But it's still really cool sense I like to film a lot. I just never have enough time to make any of this kind of stuff.
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Cartermarquis (author)  Bomberkid5 years ago
You could easily film someone snoring, but yeah, That's not what it was originally for.
I have same camera. execpt with a bigger (better?(maby)) lens. p.s. i dont know the specs of the lens.
Nice. Yeah the lens we used was the 18-105mm that came with the camera, mainly because it was our widest lens.
well none the less your camera still has great quality. :)
mappum5 years ago
Opps, the link in my post below doesn't work. here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VshLGLVDPq4
Cartermarquis (author)  mappum5 years ago
Yeah the one used in that video is mounted really low, which would be semi-difficult to do with my rig.
mappum5 years ago
This must be how they did the gypsy scene in "The Red Violin". Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VshLGLVDPq4. The part I'm talking about is 55 seconds in.
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