JCTheutMy first issue is that the majority of the shots came out super unstable and shaky. Does anyone have any ideas on fixing that? Should I invest in a handle to hold it? I also noticed the lighting was bad in a lot of shots, I'm guessing I need to play with the ISO settings to fix that?
Not only the ISO but also the f/stop (check online on how to setup your ISO, f/stop and shutter speed if you haven't yet) With a Canon DSLR I'd recommend to simply keep the ISO as low as possible tho because these cams tend to produce a lot of noise when boosted at high ISO.
For the shaky shots no need to buy a glidecam but a tripod is useful. For follow cam I'm still using this cheap thing: http://www.amazon.com/Polaroid-Video-Stabilizer-Support-System/dp/B005MRXPE4
and I've never had awfully shaky shots.