I always appreciate a great video from Dave Dougdale of LearningDSLRVideo.com. His humble approach to doing exactly what the name of his informative website implies, learning DSLR video, is refreshing and resourceful. Case in point, Dave’s latest do-it-yourself project in which he drew upon inspiration from Knoptop’s original viewfinder creation (viewed here) and made a few revisions to a simple formula, resulting in an extremely useful, yet cost effective, tool for the frugal filmmaker.
Most of the essentials used in the construction of the viewfinder can most likely be found floating around your home, leaving the door wide open for you to make something similar for even less than the $8 Dave used for this particular project. If the video above isn’t enough to get you started on this weekend’s project, be sure to check out a full write-up on the build HERE.
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