This video showing a lightweight camera stabilizer build is a cut above the rest


posted Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 4:14 PM EST

We've seen more than a few DIY photography projects on YouTube, and we're always grateful to their creators for sharing know-how with the rest of us. In fact, we've shared quite a few of them on our news page.

The folks at DIY Photography have found a DIY video from Japanese videographer Akira Iwamoto -- who goes by the YouTube pseudonym PixelArtworx -- that's a cut above the rest, though. That's because not only does it show how to create your own DIY camera stabilizer, but the video itself is a feast for the senses. It's lusciously filmed with a very distinct style -- we're reminded of the little vignettes in Guy Ritchie's Snatch where Dennis Farina's character flies to London -- and the same attention to detail has clearly been placed into crafting the stabilizer.

According to Iwamoto, the stabilizer is designed to take anything from a 300g compact camera to a 1.5kg digital SLR kit. Despite that broad range, the stabilizer itself weighs just 525g. Sadly, there are no blueprints or parts list from which to make your own, but it's certainly inspirational!

Since embedding is disabled for the video, you'll want to hop over to YouTube to see the stabilizer build. When you're done, take a look at some of the other DIY projects we've covered recently...

(via DIY Photography)