Need to mount your camera in a car for green screen work or attach your field recorder just out of frame to the back of that chair? Well this should solve your problem.

The Delkin DDMOUNT is basically a vise attached to a 360 degree swivel mount ball and arm with a 1/4 20 on top. It’s designed to hold up to 3 pounds and the mouth opens up to 3 inches. I actually came across this while looking for something to secure cutouts around the set for a Film noir project I’m working on. Trying to create deep contrasting shadows always means hanging up large peaces of card board and mounting lights at odd angles.

At $33 the Delkin DDMOUNT seems like a handy little item to have around. I have 2 on order and I’ll let you know how they work out.

Since I’m working on film noir, harsh, high intensity lighting will probably be my best option and I’ve got 5 or 6 old halogen work lights laying around. Scott over at has this great video on his DIY hack to make those halogen work lights much more user friendly. I think I might have to give this a try before I brake down and pick up some . Once I have the setup worked out I’ll post the video results.

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