The Director’s Monitor Cage from Wooden Camera is a great piece of gear that lets you keep your monitor close by during production. We talked with Wooden Camera’s Michael Millichamp during our visit to the Wooden Camera store about the handy cage.
From Wooden Camera: “The Director’s Monitor Cage allows attachment of any LCD display by top, bottom, or side mounted 1/4-20 screws. Top and bottom raise and lower to fit cage properly. Foam grips for secure, comfortable holding. Battery mounting bracket for attachment of V-Mount or Gold Mount plates, wireless receivers, or additional accessories. Included offset adapters allows attachment of Monitor Cage to C-stands (baby pin).”
The Director’s Monitor is perfect for many industry standard monitors and recorders, including the Atomos Shogun, Ninja Assassin, etc. It lets you go handheld with your preferred monitor, freeing you from the camera, as long as you have a wireless setup of course. You can even rig the cage to support two separate monitor units, making it perfect for reality tv shoots.