Mini rig, micro rig, shoulder brace: there are a few names for this simple contraption. Essentially a rod and shoulder pad, the shoulder brace is one of the easiest ways to take handheld shooting up a notch.
Shooting video handheld can be liberating and far less
expensive: You can shoot faster and go to places where bulky equipment
like tripods, (large) shoulder rigs, and
stabilizers can’t go. In lesson from the course Video Production on the Go, by Slavik Boyechko, you’ll learn how to use the simple and inexpensive shoulder rig effectively.