Shitty Rigs

If you have worked on a film set, you know. What we do is all about doing everything you have to with all the gear you don't have. Here's to all the horrible things we have done with our gear to get the shot we need.

This is our profession, our job, our life. We do our best to work in a safe manner, but sometimes it's beyond our control. Feel free to share your stories. If you would like to remain anonymous please let us know.

Note: To the best of our knowledge, no rig on this site has caused any harm.
"One person crew (me) and a semi-difficult environment for the lighting and equipment available.  Needed a teleprompter last minute and a boom op.  The ladder does all of these jobs, PLUS it also was a great ladder. (Held my H4n, gaff tape, and coffee too.)"
Submitted by Mike

"One person crew (me) and a semi-difficult environment for the lighting and equipment available.  Needed a teleprompter last minute and a boom op.  The ladder does all of these jobs, PLUS it also was a great ladder. (Held my H4n, gaff tape, and coffee too.)"

Submitted by Mike

"No tripod - no problem"
Submitted by David DAngelo

"No tripod - no problem"

Submitted by David DAngelo

“Forgot my gels…
Not really film, but still stays true to the tumblr.”

This person has elected to remain anonymous.

Forgot my gels…

Not really film, but still stays true to the tumblr.”

This person has elected to remain anonymous.

"Tripod. Check. Bucket. Check. Lamp. Check. Cable ties. Check.”
Submitted byDan

"Tripod. Check. Bucket. Check. Lamp. Check. Cable ties. Check.”

Submitted byDan

Submitted by Travelling

Submitted by Travelling

"I’m surprised this held up as well as it did.
My DP wanted to get a shot from inside the console, so we stuck a 16mm lens on and threw it up on an Israeli Arm with a mini cardellini at the bottom, safely(?) attached to a C-Stand.”
Submitted by alexvanputten

"I’m surprised this held up as well as it did.

My DP wanted to get a shot from inside the console, so we stuck a 16mm lens on and threw it up on an Israeli Arm with a mini cardellini at the bottom, safely(?) attached to a C-Stand.”

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"No light stand tall enough to shine a redhead through a 1st floor window? No rope to tie it down with?
Just use a dog leash - it’ll be fine.”
Submitted by Alex Forey

"No light stand tall enough to shine a redhead through a 1st floor window? No rope to tie it down with?

Just use a dog leash - it’ll be fine.”

Submitted by Alex Forey

"Yes, those are my lyric sheets crookedly taped to my grandparents’ chandelier."
Submitted by jamiedole

"Yes, those are my lyric sheets crookedly taped to my grandparents’ chandelier."

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