Here you will find our original Cinehacks. Each of these hacks has been invented by in-house Cinehackers: occasionally in the middle of a shoot! With these hacks, we go into a bit more detail about how you can replicate them in your own film projects. Sign up to our RSS feed to be kept up-to-date with the latest Cinehacks, or use the search function above – Happy hacking!
1. Tripod screws Tripod screws are pretty much the same from camera to camera. They’re also the only part of a camera mount you can’t make yourself. With half a dozen tripod screws and a good hacksaw you can stabilize a camera anywhere. The downside: if you buy them from … Continue reading
Smooth tracking shots over uneven ground can be infuriating, ‘I just want to move the camera from point A to point B!’. A dolly and track can only help with small bumps, what about that river? And how about the steep slope over there? Luckily the solution is really easy. … Continue reading
Cheap model helicopters can be a great way of getting basic low-altitude aerials without needing thousands of pounds worth of kit and training. Although not powerful enough to pick up a full size DSLR, the largest ones 3 channel helicopters can just about handle a GoPro or compact video camera … Continue reading
Shoulder rigs are vital for stabilising heavy hand-held cameras such as DSLRs. Pro rigs like the one below usually comprise a shoulder mount, handles for two-handed operation and sometimes attachments for lights and filter boxes. It’s now possible to buy a basic rig for around £100, obviously on a multi-camera … Continue reading