Rig Culture Submission Requirements

Rig Culture will focus on camera rigs that range from all levels that you all build! From phone rigs, DSLR, and cinema cameras. 

Why? Well I love to build my own personal rigs for projects that I film. And even though the camera is only 1 aspect of cinematic storytelling, I enjoy the thought process behind selecting the right piece for what I need. There is a fine line what you need/want and being content as a filmmaker. So my hope is that we learn some valuable insight using what we have from those who share their rigs on this series.

Here are the requirements 

    • Ideally I would like to have a variety of rigs - When submitting, please give the category you’re entering.

      • Phone rigs

      • DSLR

      • Cinema/doc rigs

  • Things to keep in mind. 

      • Functionality

      • Uniqueness

      • Style

      • Practicality 

    • Email at rigculture@joshuamartinstudios.com wetransfer link

      • First name

      • Occupation or hobby (optional)

      • Social media account (optional)

      • Rig purpose

      • Gear list (or make a kit)

    • If you submit photos - send at least 10-12 photos

      • Front of rig

      • 45 degree side (left and right)

      • Back

      • Important detail 1-2 shots (audio, follow focus etc)

      • At least 3 BTS shots and 2 stylized shots

      • Go to lens

    • Video submissions

      • 3 minute edited video of your rig

        • No music just audio

      • Introduction

        • First name

        • Occupation or hobby (optional)

        • Social media account (optional)

        • Rig purpose

      • Give a tour of your rig

        • Front of rig

        • 45 degree side (left and right)

        • Back

        • Important detail 1-2 shots (audio, follow focus etc)

        • At least 3 BTS shots and 2 stylized shots

        • Go to lens

  • Kit - if you haven’t already - sign up for an amazon affiliate - Next create List all of your gear on kit.com. If don't want to make a kit, make sure you list your items in the email. 

  • In the comments choice which rig you like best.

  • There will be a people's choice winner in each category, as well as an honorable reward from me. That will be announced on my instagram stories and twitter accounts.