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How to Build a Camera Dolly the Right Way the First Time. any DIY dolly tutorial?


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#1 Sharwina Wina

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:22 AM

as a cinematographer i want to sit on the dolly and adjust the camera and ask someone else to push, i want to build this type dolly. please give me link to DIY dolly tutorial that proof it works. don't send me a useless DIY dolly tutorial. thankx in advance
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#2 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:31 AM

Step one: Buy a McAllister or Moviola camera dolly.
Step two: Sit on the dolly and make one of your minions push while you ride.

OK, so you're poor and can't AFFORD both film and a McAllister or Moviola camera dolly. The fastest, cheapest way is to stea...er,"borrow" a shopping cart, throw in some padding and have your toadies push you while you shoot, then return the cart to the supermarket you stol...er, "borrowed' it from and no one is the wiser. This could also work with granny's wheelchair although that could result in being pelted with hard candy and glared at with disparaging looks of soul withering disappointment in your behavior so be sure to tell her you took it to the wheelchair mechanic for a tune up and try and get it back before her stories come on the television...OTHERWISE you could try these:

http://www.ehow.com/...mera-dolly.html

http://thesecondtake...ra-dollies.html

and of course there are other home made motion picture equipment you can attempt if you're reasonably mechanically inclined:

http://www.vfx.co.nz/build.html

http://www.softweigh.../video/diy.html

Edited by James Steven Beverly, 30 March 2012 - 02:32 AM.

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