While nothing rivals the stability that a tripod offers for camera support, a video monopod is an indispensable filmmaking tool. We’ve covered a variety of monopods by companies such as Manfrotto, and Libec, and even this tripod that can be converted into a monopod from Benro. Monopods allow the run-and-gun videographer to achieve more stable camera movement, including smooth pans and tilts. For those who want to learn more about the benefits of using a monopod, the following video dives into a few reasons why you might want to use one and covers the important features that make a video monopod unique. It also takes a look at a variety of shots that can be achieved using a video monopod.
Then, follow up with this video that also discusses using monopods, plus four other types of gear that every filmmaker should invest in.
And wedding filmmakers may glean some additional tips and tricks from this Sirui video monopod review.