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.
"A clipboard and a pair of Chinese dolls are all you really need."
Submitted by Joe Taylor

"A clipboard and a pair of Chinese dolls are all you really need."

Submitted by Joe Taylor

"Sometimes, you’re one-man-banding 4 hours from home, you need a background light, and you’re short a light stand.Monopod + 1/4”20 to light stand stud + cheap CFL housing + clamp to table = shitty background light.”
Submitted by Lando

"Sometimes, you’re one-man-banding 4 hours from home, you need a background light, and you’re short a light stand.
Monopod + 1/4”20 to light stand stud + cheap CFL housing + clamp to table = shitty background light.”

Submitted by Lando

"Client: “We need some slow motion sequences”
Me: “But we don´t have the right Camera here to do it”
Client: “No problem, just use my phone””
Submitted by Max k.

"Client: “We need some slow motion sequences”

Me: “But we don´t have the right Camera here to do it”

Client: “No problem, just use my phone””

Submitted by Max k.

"Outta sandbags"
This person has elected to remain anonymous.

"Outta sandbags"

This person has elected to remain anonymous.

"No open walkies at the lunch table enforced by G&E."
Submitted by singleinfilmland

"No open walkies at the lunch table enforced by G&E."

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"Turns out a Vans shoebox is the ideal height and width to be turned into a DIY sun shade for the Blackmagic Pocket."
Submitted by getradified

"Turns out a Vans shoebox is the ideal height and width to be turned into a DIY sun shade for the Blackmagic Pocket."

Submitted by getradified

"Our angle is solid as a rock."
Submitted by lightworship 

"Our angle is solid as a rock."

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"Needed a cap on the Kino. Blackwrap 2 floors away. Need to shot. Fuck it, this’ll work. "
Submitted by josiecalavera

"Needed a cap on the Kino. Blackwrap 2 floors away. Need to shot. Fuck it, this’ll work. "

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"cup/bottle holder"
Submitted by yoni 

"cup/bottle holder"

Submitted by yoni