In this tutorial I show you how you can build a sturdy car door camera mount. It will cost you around $20 and shouldn’t take more than one hour to make. With this camera rig, you will be able to get smooth shots inside a moving car, even if you’re driving on the highway or off-road. It’s the same type of camera mount that is used on big Hollywood productions, except mine doesn’t look as pretty, is made of wood and won’t break your budget.
To use it, first hang it on the car door – since you can adjust the distance between the two pieces, the mount fits all types and sizes of cars. Next, secure it with two tie down straps. Remember not to over-tighten! Also make sure to put an old towel or blanket on the door so you don’t scratch the car paint. Finally, adjust your camera settings and start recording!
To get a conversation of two people driving, simply record one angle, then take the car mount off and install it on the opposite side of the vehicle and have the actors redo the scene. That’s it!
Have fun with it.
The footage in this tutorial was from my short “Killing Love”. You can watch it below.