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#1 Stephen Perera

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 05:42 AM

I've come across what looks like an affordable dolly and track system (concept) from CINERAILS which allows you to use standard 20mm PVC tubes found all over the world....are there any more recommendations for dolly and track for us mere mortals who spend from our own pocket???? 


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#2 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 06:28 AM

Wally Dolly.. comes in a tripod sized bag.. easy to set up.. pretty cheap ..


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#3 David Mawson

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 07:03 AM

You probably know the trick of using a wheelchair, but just in case - "Some people use a wheelchair for dolly shots"


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#4 Stephen Perera

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 07:24 AM

haha thanks no i have no tricks up my sleeve yet haha


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#5 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 04:57 PM

I made one from bits of metal.

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All I'll say is that for basic tasks I have not found a reason to replace it.
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#6 Stephen Perera

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 06:54 AM

haha looks great man!!! for sure better build than anything for sale out there!


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#7 AJ Young

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 12:24 PM

Dana Dolly here in the states is one of the go-to indie dollies. Incredibly versatile for simple moves; I use it on almost every feature.

 

http://www.danadolly.com/


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#8 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 01:04 PM

Latching off the Dana Dolly; Norms has the "stealth slider" kit which is cheaper and works just as well if not better. I much enjoy the low-offsets for the stands it comes with :

https://normsstudio....-kit-package-2/


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#9 Stephen Perera

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 02:38 PM

Thanks for the information much appreciated
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#10 Vital Butinar

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 10:14 AM

I was tired at looking for something affordable so I made my own.

 

This first one is a test one for a larger one but I still use it on small stuff.

 

The design was done one day on the idea I got of a youtube video and then bought all the stuff and hacked it together.

 

The wooden base plates were cut by laser by a friend of mine and it worked out great. The next one is going to be a bit beefier and bigger to support a heavier camera system.

 

I really don't see the reason why I should pay $1000 for something I don't know if I'm going to be able to pay off and make myself.

 

Best regards.

 

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