I have a few videos planned that I think could benefit from overhead footage, so I built an overhead camera rig to make that possible. You watch the video of this build below.
The rig is built out of a single sheet of plywood measuring 1220x610mm (4 foot by 2 foot). I made all the cuts freehand with a jigsaw to show that you don’t need a fancy saw for this. To still make the build work you must use the fact that the edges of the plywood sheet are straight from the store. You can find the recomended cut pattern below.
The total materials list is as follows:
- 1220x610x18mm sheet of plywood (1)
- 3x30mm screws (20)
- M8x50 bolts (10)
- M8 nuts (10)
- M8 washers (20)
- 1/4″ 20 UNC bolt, 1 inch long (1)
- 3D printed grip (1)(optional)
If you’re using the optional grip, you must buy a bolt that’s 1/4 inch longer. I have no affiliation with Hornbach, I am not sponsored by them, the above links are not affiliate links. I just like their stores better than Gamma/Karwei/Praxis.