One of the big challenges with many photoshoots is how to overcome an unforeseen obstacle. Whether it’s figuring out how to light someone a certain a way or how to mount a light somewhere, as a good photographer and filmmaker thinking on your feet is a valuable skill to have.
Having a roll of gaff tape helps a lot, too. Lots of gaff tape.
Here are some of the more ingenious/memorable ways how camera and lighting rigs have been Macgyvered by photographers, videographers, and gaffers.
Submitted by David
“We ran out of C-Stands but we had AC and a white board. Close enough.”
Submitted by Nach Dudsdeemaytha
Submitted by Oleg
“Such high-end time lapse photography equipment requires the finest rigging available.”
Submitted by anonymous
“Pillow bounce, shooting in a hotel room”
Submitted by coldmountainway
“We had nowhere else to put the table without it being in the shot…”
Submitted by Jonas
“Director wanted a dolly this was what we had.”
Submitted by shirazksaiba
“We were hungry after wrap so we heated up the left over pizzas with a mole-fay.”
Submitted by Ralf Gonzalez
“My producer’s pants ripped.”
Submitted by Anonymous
To see more, be sure to visit Shittyrigs.com
So readers, what are some of the creative ways you’ve rigged your lights and camera? Post images if you have them, too!