A dolly and crane aren't the only places a camera ends up. When the standard methods don't suit the DP's needs, I come up with something that will, and then pictures of it end up here!
*A LITTLE NOTE ABOUT RIGGING AND OWNERSHIP:
All rigging is a collaborative process, even if you do all of the work yourself there are a thousand and one factors that influence how the final product turns out. With that being said, I make reference in these descriptions to rigs being "mine" and I just wanted to clarify what I mean when I say that. Unless otherwise noted every rig pictured here is my design, or at least it started that way. Undoubtedly each rig you see here bears the mark of the wonderfully creative, considerate, careful, and critical people that I find it my pleasure to be working with(both above and below me). If you are one of those people, thank you, I appreciate all the help and guidance you've provided and I look forward to making many more picture worthy rigs with you in the future!
**A LITTLE NON-LEGAL WARNING ABOUT RIGGING:
I'll keep this brief because it isn't "legally binding"(but if you are a laywer, or know of a place to get this written proper, let me know)
DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! Just kidding, but seriously, rigging stuff like this can be very dangerous and the number of factors to be considered is mind boggling. Don't think that just because you saw a picture on here that you know how to to put a camera on a rollercoaster, it's not that easy!