Do you sometimes wonder how you can improve your handheld skills? Well, if your camera work is anything like mine (slightly shaky…) then I would try out an Easy Rig!
Why an Easy Rig you might ask? The answer is literally in the name, trust me!
The Easy Rig is a body-worn overhead support cable system that gives you the speed and mobility of being handheld but still getting steady shots. The design of the Easyrig reduces the load on your neck and shoulder muscles, making it more comfortable to use. It evenly distributes the weight of your rig to other parts of the upper body, including your hips. No more neck pain and lower back strain!
With a redefined support structure you are able to endure longer hours in the saddle with less pain and strain.
Combine it with a *Movi Pro (or your gimbal of choice) and a *Flowcine Dual Axis Puppeteer and experience control like never before. Apart from having a very cinematic handheld feel, you will definitely love the smooth easy flowing motion. I know we are all different and opinionated but there’s not much to fault here.
*All the gear mentioned above is available to rent at Moose.
The Serene arm comes with the Easy Rig (standard kit at Moose) stabilises vibrations and motion errors on the vertical axis that comes from walking or running with the rig as well as side to side errors in the same scenarios by counter pivoting around it’s center axis.
You still have full use of the Easyrig cord extension that allows you to go from high to low mode while the Serene Arm will take care of the vertical and side to side stabilisation adding two more stabilised axis to your existing system. It also acts as a counter balance when you attach heavier rigs, making the Serene Arm level with the Easy Rig.
The way I see it, this would be the ideal rig to use especially for those hard-to-get POV shots.
Furthermore, you can also set your tension on the cable system for that exact fine tuning which enables you to have your entire rig “floating” in front of you.
If you haven’t tried it yet and love doing handheld work or even if you are the avid filmmaker, pop in at Moose where you would find two Easy Rig setups, namely the Cine 3 and the Vario 5, two different systems yes but the same great results.