I submitted it to the editor… They said, “It’s too shaky. Can’t take it. But, if you want… I can throw it away for you.”
I said, “sure, go ahead. I don’t give a…”
Not to be discouraged, I did what any engineer would do. Instead of screwing in the lightbulb, I turned the house.
I wanted to build an elaborate system of gyros to stabilize the camera base. If wobbling was the issue, gyros should counteract the problem. But, I wanted more. I wanted the system to detect when the camera is somewhat level and turn on the effect. I don’t want to think about it too much.