The Mōvi M5 from Freefly Systems might very well be the best filmmaking tool in our entire arsenal. Used properly, it functions as a steadycam, a dolly, a shoulder-mounted rig, and/or crane in one portable, motor-driven package. Pair that with a Canon EOS C100 with Dual Pixel Auto-Focus and your creative possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Time and time again, we have come to the conclusion that there is no better gear combination for wedding, documentary, or commercial projects.
3 years ago, we made a tutorial as soon as the Mōvi M5 had dropped. Back then, gymbals were a fairly new concept and, in that video, we talked about mounting a C100 on an M5. Fast-forward to today, this is still our go-to rig and we’ve learned a lot of different ways to use it, putting together a rig configuration that allows us to shoot quickly and efficiently. Our inboxes are constantly flooded with questions about our setup, processes, thoughts, and how our storytelling has evolved with this tool. So today, we’re happy to share: The Ultimate guide to Flying a C100 on a Mōvi M5.
Gear used in this video:
Camera + Lenses
Freefly Systems Accessory Mount [x3] (Can’t mount anything without these)
Manfrotto 577 Quick Release Mounting Plate (Mount the C100 easily and quickly)
Pearstone 0.5 x 6″ Fastener Straps (10-Pack) (Gotta wrangle those cables)
For the following week, we’ll be taking any questions you have on our Instagram. Send us a message over Instagram and we’ll answer as many questions as we can in our Instagram stories next Monday (May 22nd).