Earlier this year I posted about a guitar documentary series called ‘Cracking The Code‘ by Brendan Schlagel, Troy Grady and Adam Payne which documents the mechanics of virtuoso shred guitar technique using high-speed, slow-motion camera views of licks from picking legends such as Michael Angelo Batio & Frank Gambale. This series has now spawned it’s own product! They say necessity is the mother of invention and Troy Grady has needed a way to capture the slow video over the years using various clamps and contraptions which has evolved into this sleek simple design which can hold any kind of Smartphone or Go-Pro camera. Actually it can hold two Go-Pro cameras so that you can simultaneously film both hands while playing.
Now you may be thinking why would I want to film myself playing, well as Troy points out this is incredibly useful for slowing down your playing to identify problems with your left and right hand technique. However, how many videos have you seen of bands playing live and you get the fretboard shot? It’s a cool technique to splice into your band videos, YouTube play-throughs or product demos and until now you had to make do with some kind of makeshift phone holder.
By the way make sure you check out Troy Grady’s YouTube channel, he’s an incredible guitar player!