here’s another simply trick to polish your stick mounted camera pan and “up” your production value. Set up your shot , set up your camera just like you would for a traditional camera pan. Then Instead of using your HAND to move the camera (and all the not so smooth motion that ensues) take a very large rubber band, place it on the end of the tripod head handle. pull the rubber band instead of touching the handle with your hand. As you pull the rubber band, it will begin to stretch, and move the camera very smoothly as you continue to pull on the rubber band. The rubber band acts as a shock absorber and allow the camera to gently pan.