Camera Boom Mounted on Ceiling

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Project by HuckD posted 10-03-2015 09:54 PM 1273 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been making videos of my projects lately and needed a better way to position the camera than on a tripod. I’ve made a camera boom that’s mounted on the ceiling of my shop. It’s made of plywood and a few pieces of oak.

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#1 posted 10-03-2015 10:07 PM

Nicely done Huck.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 10-04-2015 12:13 AM

Very nicely done….I have built a similar device for my workbench to hold my cell phone. I used some small washers made of two sided sand paper to keep the joints from moving easily.

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#3 posted 10-04-2015 12:13 AM

What a great idea Huck! Woodworkers.. they just know how to do everything!

-- Tony UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it.." Now I can't stop!

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Rick M

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#4 posted 10-04-2015 05:30 AM

Well done video and I like how it mounts to the ceiling. I’ve been considering several options and believe I will go with a gantry but I like the lazy susan gizmo and might need to borrow that idea. I made an articulated arm, at first for a tripod but later moved it to the ceiling. The arms are more substantial to resist swaying.

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#5 posted 10-04-2015 06:13 AM

That is a nice camera boom.

How often do you video your work and for how long.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 10-04-2015 01:34 PM

Thanks Lee and Tony.

Redoak, I tried the sandpaper trick but it didn’t work for me. Possibly because the only adheasive backed paper I had on hand was super fine. A courser grit might have worked better.

Rick I was concerned about the swaying also but it has simply not been a problem. The arms are oak which probably helps.

Oldnovice, I just started videoing in the shop in late August and have only 7 finished at this time. Click here for a playlist.

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#7 posted 10-04-2015 10:29 PM

Nice mount Earl that will work for other applications as well .
HOLLIWOOD here comes Earl !
BTW nice video production also !


-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 11-07-2015 03:47 PM

Nice video and a great result too. I have tried the tripod solution and that definitely is not good for a somewhat cramped shop. Your arm solves that problem very well. Multiple ceiling mounts makes it versatile too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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