Turn A Tripod Into A Hands-Free Boom Pole Holder With This DIY Clamp

Video: When you're a one-person film crew, you don't have an extra pair of hands to hold your shotgun mic. But if you have an extra tripod, this DIY clamp will be your extra hands, and it only costs around $20 to make. In this video from Youtuber thefrugalfilmmaker, you'll learn a clever way to hold your boom poles up when you don't have an extra set of hands. All you need are two friction arm clamps and a dual flash bracket holder. Once you have it put together, you attach the dual flash bracket holder to your tripod, insert the boom pole into the friction arm clamps then adjust your tripod to angle your shotgun mic wherever you need it. You might need to add some counterweight to your boom pole, but thefrugalfilmmaker suggests that an ankle weight or something similar should do the trick.

DIY: Frugal Boom Pole Tripod Clamp for $15 [YouTube]


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