Forget expensive steadicams! Save money on your film budget and make a DIY steadicam that's almost as effective as the real deal. Chappy shows you how to make one for only 30 bucks! You can make this steadycam with parts from your local sporting goods or hardware store.
And you have tow options now— either a cast iron version (the original concept) or a lightweight PVC version, which is about 2 pounds lighter. The first video shows you how to make the cast iron camera stabilizer, while the second version compares it to a PVC version, which is built by the same principles.