How to Make a Camera Shoulder Rest with Handle Under $20
Are You Sick of Camera Shakes that Make Your Video Look Like a Torrist Film? Than What You Will Need Is a Shoulder Mount System, but Those Start From $150!!! So You Your Next Best Choice Is This Cheap "Film On a Budget" Shoulder Mount.
This Shoulder Mount Is Very Light Weight And Surprisingly Comfortable. And Works With All Cameras.
Step 1: What You'll Need
1. Universal Flash handle mount, that you can easily get from Ebay at around 10 bucks
2. Flat 1/8" Thick 1" x 48" Aluminum Bar, This will run you about 7 bucks
3. 2 1/4" x 1/2" or 1" Bolt and Nut Plus some #10 Washers ($1)
4. Some foam
Step 2: Flip Your Handle
My Flash Mount had ruber on one of its sides and i wanted to use that ruber as pading for my camera so i had to flip my handle on the other side. If you do not have this problem than move on.
I Also replaced that big thumb screm for a regular screw so it doesn't get in the way
Step 3: Bend Your Aluminum
Bend the bar so it fit your shoulder like a glove on to a hand
make sure yo leave some excess aluminum at the end so you will have some room to drill the holes
Step 4: Make Holes
Drill Three or more holes in the aluminum about an inch apart just like these.
Also drill holes in the Flash mount if needed.
Step 5: Screw the Mount
Now Screw the mount and the aluminum pices together like this or how ever it fits your shoulder mount.
Step 6: Atach Your Foam
Atach your foam or padding. I used regular packing foam and double stick tape.
Slip on your foam tube
Step 7: Atach the Cam
Atach The Cam and enjoy