In this project I will be showing you how to create a simple overhead camera rig. The rig can not only hold the camera right above the object you want to film, but it also features a monitor to observe the footage and LED illumination to perfectly light your scene. The main materials are PVC pipes and wood and thus this rig is pretty easy to replicate. Let's get started!
Step 1: Watch the Video!
The video gives you all the information you need to create your own overhead camera rig. During the next steps though I will present you some additional information.
Step 2: Order Your Components!
You can find the components for the dimming circuit in this instructables article that I previously created:
You can find all the other parts like PVC pipes, PVC glue, zip ties, nuts, bolts,....... in your nearest home improvement store.
Step 3: Build the Rig Itself!
Here you can find the plans, 3D models and also reference pictures of my rig. Feel free to use them for your own build.
Step 4: Create the Circuit!
Here you can find the schematic of the circuit as well as reference pictures of my finished perfboard circuit.
Step 5: Success!
You did it! You just created your own overhead camera rig!
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