DSLR cinematography styles vary a lot, since the cameras are so adaptable. At the core of all this flexibility is the rigging.
I am a big fan of shoulder mounted rigs for handheld DSLR shooting. With the flip out screen on the GH2 and now with the Canon 60D, it means that the LCD can be offset on a shoulder mounted rig so that it’s right in front of you.
I was messaged this today on the site from Phil Holland – thanks Phil!
He’s done a great job explaining and demonstrating his rig, with a general overview of why one is useful.
I’m all for keeping this kind of equipment at a minimum for the job in hand. That’s why Phil’s video is good – because it’s a nice practical rig and not too bulky or complex, plus it can be stripped down quickly and easily.