Mage Ingeneur | July 3, 2012
I was asked to film some book launches by Lisa (my partner) for an author (Robyn Caughlan) who has asked Lisa to make her book into a film. The book is called ‘Waiting at the Gate‘ – where you can share the journey from book to film. It’s billed as ‘one woman’s journey out of hell’ and it’s a pretty apt description of the tumultuous life and times of incredible Aboriginal artist and fashion designer Robyn Caughlan. Lisa’s going to be doing her trademark giveaways and ‘meet the makers’ events during the film’s production so liking is a good way to be amongst the first in line for previews, sneak peeks etc.!
Anyway I wanted to use an iPhone to film the launches but wanted to find a way to stabilise the phone and this is one solution I came up with. It is gyroscopic in nature similar to what they use on ships. The pendulum keeps the camera upright and the ‘disks’ keep it level no matter how you angle the handle attached to the outer disk. It is very easy to make and can easily be worked out from the photographs – enjoy!
The iPhone slides into the cradle quite snuggly.