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Equipment used:

  • Monopod (a tripod with only one leg)
  • Styrofoam
  • Masking tape
  • Marking pen
  • Utility knife
How I did it:    
1. Cut enough Styrofoam to fit the base of the monopod with the width at around 7 to 8 cm.
2. Place the N90 on top of the Styrofoam and draw an outline of the phone.


Use the utility knife to cut around the outline made on the Styrofoam, then start scraping out the insides to around 3 cm deep.


Place the Styrofoam block on top of the monopod base and use masking tape to attach them both as securely as possible.


Take the N90 and place it inside the prepared hole on the Styrofoam and make sure it is pushed in as snuggly as possible. Use more masking tape to secure if necessary.

My first attempts for the 360-degree shot were very awkward; I had a hard time balancing the monopod, resulting in shots that were smooth but not steady.

The steadiest turn I could do was only 180 degrees, I had to ask my friend to squat down and grab the lower half of the monopod and act as support, it was only then that I was able to get that smooth and steady look.

I did about 10 shots of a complete turn, a number of 180-degree turns, and some quarter turns. Once I started on the final edit for the film, I ended up using more of the quarter-turn footage because of how the storyline evolved.

One interesting note, when you turn the N90 around quickly, a whoosh sound was captured. If you watch the film and listen closely, you can hear that nice whoosh sound effect that was a surprising welcome addition to the film.

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