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.
"The tripod broke mid-shoot and the only duct tape we had on hand was pickle themed.
We had to “dill with it.””
Submitted by endtimeswebseries

"The tripod broke mid-shoot and the only duct tape we had on hand was pickle themed.

We had to “dill with it.””

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Submitted by Dan

Submitted by Dan

"Temporary workplace, spare tripod and a changing bag to block out the sun, works like a charm. Pretty girl on screen because no reason."
Submitted by krebbert

"Temporary workplace, spare tripod and a changing bag to block out the sun, works like a charm. Pretty girl on screen because no reason."

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"Zoom h4n + røde ntg-2 “rigged” onto a Steadycam… Yeah..
We did not even have a hotshoe-Adapter to mount the mic, just that shitty tape.”
Submitted by UhlFilms

"Zoom h4n + røde ntg-2 “rigged” onto a Steadycam… Yeah..

We did not even have a hotshoe-Adapter to mount the mic, just that shitty tape.”

Submitted by UhlFilms

"Quick! Need a macro shot of a stopwatch for this industrial. No problem (thank god I wear a chronograph). FS700 with 4K Odyssey Q7 and a Nikon 60 F2.8 macro I also just happened to bring"
Submitted by dpandtheframeswholovedhim

"Quick! Need a macro shot of a stopwatch for this industrial. No problem (thank god I wear a chronograph). FS700 with 4K Odyssey Q7 and a Nikon 60 F2.8 macro I also just happened to bring"

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"No rigging for a straight down shot, so 2 Combis, Speed Rail, 2 Lollipops, 2 Cartelinis, a double gag and a whole lot a prayer with a ratchet strap holding up that Epic Dragon for an overhead shot."
Submitted by dpandtheframeswholovedhim

"No rigging for a straight down shot, so 2 Combis, Speed Rail, 2 Lollipops, 2 Cartelinis, a double gag and a whole lot a prayer with a ratchet strap holding up that Epic Dragon for an overhead shot."

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"It’s a ghetto light to begin with, and the method of gelling just caps it all off"
Submitted by Frank

"It’s a ghetto light to begin with, and the method of gelling just caps it all off"

Submitted by Frank

"So, my mom wanted me to film an event that was happening at her store. Thing is, I couldn’t find my camera’s charger ANYWHERE. All I had was my phone, which, of course, wouldn’t fit on a tripod. Not without some wit, of course. I’m brazilian, so I’m not sure how to call the kind of tape I used, it’s a thick double-faced one, the kind you can use to fixate a painting to the wall. I put one to stick the iPhone to and stacked a bunch of them in front and in the back of the phone, so it wouldn’t fall when I moved it. It worked like a charm! I could even carry the tripod through the store without the phone falling!"
Submitted by J.P. Guarnieri

"So, my mom wanted me to film an event that was happening at her store. Thing is, I couldn’t find my camera’s charger ANYWHERE. All I had was my phone, which, of course, wouldn’t fit on a tripod. Not without some wit, of course. I’m brazilian, so I’m not sure how to call the kind of tape I used, it’s a thick double-faced one, the kind you can use to fixate a painting to the wall. I put one to stick the iPhone to and stacked a bunch of them in front and in the back of the phone, so it wouldn’t fall when I moved it. It worked like a charm! I could even carry the tripod through the store without the phone falling!"

Submitted by J.P. Guarnieri

"Where’s the clip thing?"
Submitted by protten

"Where’s the clip thing?"

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