This really was a funny video I saw I can't tell you much about it because this YouTube user didn't give much of a description of this video. It was funny though and the further you go I call it history. Near the end after you see this story about a man visiting Universal Studios you will see how cinematographers shot their footage, with hand cranked movie cameras. They were probably complicated for their time, but I imagine very simple machines for most of us today.
Still watch this. I hope you enjoy.