February 25th, 2010, 10:25 AM
I've been filming from motorcycle for a couple years now, using one DIY-mount on the rear and one purchased tank mount. A project came up that required some low angle footage of the front of cars at speed from a stable platform. I found this to be simple, cheap and effective. In its initial creation I did not need the flexibility of pan/tilt. However, I have since added a heavy-duty Manfroto pan/tilt fluid head to the unit. The steel cost me about $5 at the hardware store and the head was from a broken tripod, so that didn't cost me anything. Only tools required are hacksaw and drill (w/ bits).