This is a complex question. The simple answer is MONEY, or the lack there of to purchase the overpriced niche equipment that pervades film and video. My introduction into the DIY filmmaking fraternity was with my first "steady-cam". I looked at some footage I had filmed of my daughter at the park and despaired at the shaky footage and how I could use it.
|DIY "Spinner" DOF adapter......... |
|The second incarnation of the "Fig" rig.|
Designed by the guys at http://mechanicalmashup.tv/ .