Five Gorillapod Hacks for Filmmakers

Filmmaking and photography are often about being as resourceful as one can and using creative problem-solving to get whatever shot you're interested in. The Gorillapod is a popular product built around that philosophy, and this helpful video shows you five different ways to extend its usefulness.

If you don't know what a Gorillapod is, think of it as a miniature tripod with sticky, flexible legs that you can wrap around objects. For example, I'll often put a camera in the balcony of a concert venue and wrap it around the railing using my Gorillapod, then use the remote control app on my phone to get some interesting perspectives I probably wouldn't be able to get otherwise. It's just one of those things that I keep in my bag simply because it often finds a way to be useful. This helpful video from Cinecom details five creative ways for filmmakers to get a bit more mileage out of their Gorillapods, from faking a Steadicam to some of its more traditional uses. They can be especially useful if you occasionally need to get a certain type of shot and don't want to spend money on dedicated equipment for it. Do you have any interesting hacks you use your Gorillapod for? Share them in the comments!

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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nice tips...thanks for sharing