DIY Video and Photography Projects

360VM Video Camera Slider w/ Crank Pulley
August 26, 2011






Anything over a 3ft. slider becomes cumbersome for a small crew, and longer sliders start requiring additional stands to set up. I prefer working with sliders around 3′ max. Take a look at this 28″ 360VM slider with belt and crank pulley. Yup, similar to that of the V1 Kessler Pocket Dolly which used to […]






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Sneak Peek Jag35 Motion Control Slider
July 26, 2011






Jared Abrams from WideOpenCamera gives us a sneak peek at Jag35’s new Headquarters and their new motion control slider. Jag35 has been pumping out quite a bit of gear in the last few months including their inexpensive electronic and wireless follow focus systems. Find more about their products over at Jag35.com. Related Articles You May […]






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Konova K-Slider and GoPro
July 14, 2011






Using the GoPro in odd ways. DIY suction mount to the hood of a car, on a monopod as a Golf Putter, and did you know it fits perfectly inside a Golf Hole? Playing with the Konova Camera Slider out on the course. Just total randomness and plain fun. GoPro HD WaterProof Cameras Konova Roller […]






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DIY Mini Camera Track Dolly
June 30, 2011






Submitted by YouTube member detomaso4ag, here’s a simple method to create your DIY Mini Video camera track dolly. For those who don’t mind the skate wheels on a pipe track it’s a cheap solution to getting smooth gliding camera movements. The trick is getting the wheels drilled in perfectly to the angle iron. If you’re […]






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Davis & Sanford FM18 ATPG18
June 21, 2011






When you need to support a bit of weight for a new 4ft Jib / Crane or Camera Slider, you’ll need a solid base. As an inexpensive solution i’ve been suggesting the FT9901SLV. I have no issues with this tripod under my short 3 foot Konova slider or the latest 4ft. Glideshot crane, but under […]






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Camtree Micro Dolly IGUS Slider with Pulley System
June 21, 2011






Roller bearing sliders have a love/hate relationship. Some people love the smooth no friction action, and some people hate the inconsistencies they might get without friction. Thanks for Martin for tipping me off on this review. YouTube member AYFilms gives us a review of the Camtree Micro Dolly. We’ve all seen IGUS Drylin based sliders, […]






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DIY Camera Ladder Dolly
June 16, 2011






If you have the means, the space, and the transportation, ladder track dollies are a great solution for camera movement. Rod shows how he’s picked up a set of ready-made ‘bolt on’ dolly wheels to a simple plywood board to create an 8ft dolly capable of carrying a good amount of weight. In smaller more […]






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DIY Cutting Board Camera Slider
May 19, 2011






We all DIY with what’s available, convenient, and affordable. One of those materials is found in the household section in your local grocery mart. I tell ya, IKEA must be making a killing on cutting board sales. First seen on a DIY DSLR Rig, and then played a small part on a Slider, and now […]






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