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Art Shop

DIY Film Gear Workshop

Learn how to make versatile homemade filmmaking items that will help you enhance your filmmaking abilities and help you make more professionl looking film projects!

Please send us a photo or two of creations when you are finished artshop@spyhop.org or tag us #spyhopartshop on social media.If you have any questions feel free to email our team!

Part 1

Learn how to make a homemade tripod for filming with your phone! In this video you will create a basic but functional tripod that can be used for a variety of filming magic!

Materials and Downloads Needed:

  • Paper or plastic cup
  • Ruler
  • Small piece of cardboard
  • Liquid glue (hot glue or elmer’s glue)
  • 2 pens or pencils
  • Tape
  • Phone

Part 2

In this video learn how to make your own lighting gels to add to your filming!

Materials and Downloads Needed:

  • Wax Paper
  • Flash light or movable lamp
  • Colored Markers
  • Rubber bands or tape
  • Camera

Part 3

Coming Soon!

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