September 2, 2017
Tripods may not be super exciting, but they can definitely help you capture shots that are.
Do you know the full potential of your tripod? If you’re not sure, here’s how you can tell if you do or not. Take a look at your tripod—do you see a jib, a handheld camera stabilizer, and a SnorriCam rig? If you don’t, don’t feel bad; envisioning the cinematic possibilities of such an unglamorous piece of gear can be a challenge, but over at Film Riot, Ryan Connolly and his team took up that challenge and came up with eight clever ways to utilize your tripod to make your cinematography more smoother and more creative.
You may have heard of a few of these ideas, especially the rubber band trick, but a lot of these are (hopefully) most likely new to a lot of you.