HELP! How do I keep my camera steady?

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August 7, 2009 at 9:37 pm #409256
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Please! I really need to know, is there a special way keeping a camera steady during brickfilming?
I brickfilm a lot, and they are pretty good, my only problem is a wobbly camera! Besides a tripod, and remote, is there a way to keep it steady? ( I use a Cannon PowerShot )
Please help me!

August 8, 2009 at 9:24 pm #409264
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your best bet is to try to make a frame to hold the camera. then you have to find a way to secure the frame and camera to the table your working on. you could take a small peace of wood to set your camera on, then drill some holes in it and run large zip ties thru the holes and around your camera and then take a large board to use as your work space and just screw or nail or glue the small board and camera to the larger board. Just an Idea…

August 10, 2009 at 12:25 pm #409285
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Nightwingman

To make your camura steady either use tape or stickeytack :)

August 13, 2009 at 4:35 pm #409302
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Ehlek333

I use a Cannon Powershot, too. If you can’t use a tripod, try making a base out of LEGO. But I use a tripod and it works quite well.

July 18, 2010 at 1:23 am #412195
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I use tape. :lol:

February 28, 2011 at 5:05 pm #412564
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You could use tape or sticky tack. The best thing to use depends on which kind of camera you use. I use a Logitech HD Pro C910, and I think sticky tack is the best :)

February 28, 2011 at 10:29 pm #412565
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Superbanzai

Like everyone else says, just use tape, sticky tack, or build a rig out of LEGOs to support it if you can’t get a tripod. 8-)

March 3, 2011 at 2:21 pm #412566
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That is maybe the best way to do it.
But, my C910 can’t stand still in a lego cradle :(

March 3, 2011 at 10:39 pm #412571
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Superbanzai

I took a look and I see what you mean. Just fold it up as tight as you can and THEN build the cradle. :|

March 4, 2011 at 9:07 am #412574
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Now i understand :)
If there is lego around the camera i can’t bump it. Aha!
But i found i way to keep it 99% steady, with a kind of lego cradle :D

May 16, 2011 at 2:04 am #412818
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Jurassica

you should also make sure that there are no animals or little kids around wherever you are working. There is a good chance they will end up knocking over the camera or mess up your set completely. 8-)

May 16, 2011 at 2:08 am #412819
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Superbanzai

Yeah clear the area of people, and Jurrasica, head here.

June 21, 2011 at 10:06 pm #412951
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LegoAndStickfigs

I use a tripod.

September 8, 2012 at 5:42 am #417021
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Northrop

I too use a tripod and stick the cam with a tape and it does not go wobbly…I also make sure that nobody is around when I am filming.

March 11, 2013 at 10:23 pm #421541
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It is good to create a stand out of LEGO. Not those which just support at the bottom, but one that goes all the way round it, so it’s like a case made out of LEGO, where the only the camera screen and the lens is uncovered, but if you don’t have many bricks, you can just make it so that it is like the ribbon on a present/gift in cartoons, where a thin bit covers each side. Fill all the space between the stand and the camera with Blu-tac or Play-doh.

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