After looking at the video I shot with Delkin’s Fat Gecko standing straight-up, I realized I needed to make some changes. It still bobbed too much. Every sway and bump caused a wave of vibration through the video. It needed to be more secure to be video-ready.
I decided that the lens needed its own support to help stabilize the entire set-up. Luckily, the Fat Gecko has a little brother called Mini Fat Gecko. It has only one suction-cup but a secure build similar to the full-sized unit. But, there is no lens collar available … but it is a GREAT IDEA!!! DELKIN — Go make it!
I decided to improvise something quickly. I wrapped the column in the ultimate high-tech accessory … Bubble-wrap! I folded the bubble-wrap over the top to create an extra cushion and then wrapped the whole thing in Gaffer’s Tape (actually Painter’s Tape-Delicate which is cheaper).
I also decided to fold the main neck of the Big Fat Gecko down to reduce the drag. In this new position, the Mini Fat Gecko with the bubble-wrap padding aligned perfectly. A little more tape around the two to keep it secure and I was done.
The new video turned-out great! The only vibration was from the car driving with no additional bobbing. You will see the results in my next video 😀