This post shows a quick and easy way to add the option of having a camera strap
Most cinematic cameras are not designed for run and gun-style applications, yet documentaries often require cinematographers to think quick and act fast. That means rapidly changing positions/camera locations. For those using professional cinematography gear, that can be a struggle if the camera package is heavy because unlike ENG-style cameras, cinema cameras are for the most part, not designed with ergonomics and portability at their forefront. Breaking a cinema camera down and setting it up adds more time to the process and carrying it for a distance can result in unnecessary fatigue. The solution? Mount a shoulder strap. Here’s how to do that if your camera doesn’t have the proper mounts for one.
- Cinema Camera with Cheese Plate(s)
- ENG Camera Shoulder Strap
- (2) Screws with 5.95mm threading and a large flat head (these get threaded into the cheese plate(s) so you can secure the strap)