What to do? You’re an avid digital camcorder buff and you’ve watched the making of Star Wars a zillion times. You want to do like the professionals, but unfortunately your budget rattles around in your trouser pocket.
Well then hie thee to the Homebuiltstabilizers site and learn how to create all kinds of movie making paraphernalia out of odds and ends.
I particularly like the incredibly detailed instructions on how to build a $14.00 SteadiCam (under Tips)