DIY Follow Focus For CHEEP!
Posted 31 December 2007 - 09:43 PM
Posted 30 April 2010 - 11:13 PM
I was doing some research and I found these instructions for making a DIY follow focus rig with off-the-shelf parts for around $130; the nicest thing about it is that it apparently just requires assembly and you're done with it (although some drilling is suggested for securing a knob.) It was made for a DV rig but it should work just as well for a 16mm set up....
this video show you how to make one for under 40$
Posted 01 May 2010 - 01:51 AM
And a link to it in action...
Not as robust as the $130 model (a little shopping around actually knocks that around to $75 depending on how you set up the gears that go around the lens-- not so big a lens diameter or maybe just sticking to a zoom, you could use one of these gears http://store.zacuto....eplacement.html plus the right angle chucks are $15-$20 on ebay) and maybe not as universally applicable but it's dirt cheap and darn effective, if that test reel is any indication.