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The Grip Book, 4th Edition by Michael Uva

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7 Techniques for Mounting the Camera

A camera can be mounted on aircraft, cars, motorcycles, jet skis, boats, parasails, and elsewhere, but you’ve got your work cut out for you. I will list a few things that are a must when mounting a camera. Remember that a camera and lens usually cost $50,000 to $500,000. No oops allowed. If you want to be able to say, “I’ll be back,” do it right. Here are a few hints. There are many ways to rig a vehicle. First, if you can get equipment from Modern, American, Matthews, or Norm’s Studio Equipment (in North Hollywood, California), either rent it or buy it. It will pay for itself over and over again—not only by the rental revenue but also by the impression it leaves with directors of photography, directors, and ...

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