Hi everyone! While recently testing a camera with a Gorillapod, I folded the legs out into a U shape to achieve a lower shooting angle. Once the legs were in this position, it struck me two of them looked like the handles of a dedicated DSLR filming rig. I decided to investigate further...
So here's my new 'Gorilla-rig', using a Gorillapod Focus with two legs bent upwards as handles, and the third angled backwards to press against your body. In this configuration, I found I could hold the camera much more steadily and comfortably during filming, while greatly reducing shake. It was also much easier to pan and tilt smoothly. The legs could also be adjusted forwards for more comfortable shooting at lower angles - and of course the whole thing can be converted back into a gorrilapod when you want to use it conventionally.
In the photos here I used the Gorillapod Focus (the strongest in the range) to hold the Canon EOS 600D / T3i with standard 18-55mm kit lens and a Rode VideoMic Pro. It worked great with this or lighter combinations like EVIL or compact cameras. I also tried it with a heavier EOS 60D and 15-85mm, and while the extra weight occassionally bent the legs a little, it remained quite usable.
A recommended option if you want a cheap and flexible filming rig!