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.
Submitted by Alfonso Germany

Submitted by Alfonso Germany

When you need that slanted slider look.

When you need that slanted slider look.

"Setting up a 2k on the roof with nothing more than a cardellini clamp and scraps laying around the yard."
Submitted by Dillon Green

"Setting up a 2k on the roof with nothing more than a cardellini clamp and scraps laying around the yard."

Submitted by Dillon Green

"WHO NEEDS A TRIPOD???"
Submitted by Dave

"WHO NEEDS A TRIPOD???"

Submitted by Dave

"BMCC internal battery bringing you down?  Shooting out in the desert?  How about a Solar Panel for power.  No mattebox?  No problem, tape a flag to the side."
Submitted by Michael 

"BMCC internal battery bringing you down?  Shooting out in the desert?  How about a Solar Panel for power.  No mattebox?  No problem, tape a flag to the side."

Submitted by Michael 

Submitted by Leo

Submitted by Leo

"who knows a crash-matt can be used as apple box? "
Submitted by don

"who knows a crash-matt can be used as apple box? "

Submitted by don

"No CTB big enough? No problem.
No boom pole? Definitely not a problem.”
Submitted by Ian

"No CTB big enough? No problem.

No boom pole? Definitely not a problem.”

Submitted by Ian

"This isn’t a film shoot, but an AV gig I was on. We were missing a baseplate for this uplight. Improv with a shitty c clam and a P&D peg."
Submitted by Doug

"This isn’t a film shoot, but an AV gig I was on. We were missing a baseplate for this uplight. Improv with a shitty c clam and a P&D peg."

Submitted by Doug

"Monopod + pipeclamp w/ junior receiver 
Not exactly Steadicam but it kept my arm stabilized enough to get smooth shots while zoomed in all the way on my 50mm. “
Submitted by Adam Math

"Monopod + pipeclamp w/ junior receiver 

Not exactly Steadicam but it kept my arm stabilized enough to get smooth shots while zoomed in all the way on my 50mm. “

Submitted by Adam Math