I like shooting video of my two year old daughter as she achieves a lot of her milestones! and after she started crawling than walking I found my walking with her, capturing all the glorious moments a father is so proud of. like pulling books of the coffee table! for whatever reason my wife does not find these moments so glorious ... I digress.
What I quickly found out is ... i shoot with my iPhone because is always in my hand. I desire a better stability of shot ... well, the rest is history
What you will need from the hardware store:
- an 8/32 threaded rod
- some 8/32 nuts
- some large washers (2-3)
Step 1: Order the Holder From Ponoko.com
What you will need from ponoko.com find it here : http://www.ponoko.com/showroom/dhc
Step 2: Bend the Rod
Step 3: Prepare the Counter-weight
Step 4: Attach the Holster to the Rod
Step 5: Balance the Assembly
Place a rubber band on a tangent line to the bottom of the holster - like in the picture. easiest to hang it of a wire or have someone hold it. now move the weights up or down the rod until you achieve a balance - the face of your phone (which at this moment is facing down) is as horizontal as possible.
What we are striving for is a "balanced pendulum" effect giving us a counter swing to our movements.