Furniture Sliders for DIY Tripod Dolly

Here's an inexpensive and lightweight way to add movement with your camera at different heights. YouTube member ImagineNowEntertnmnt used furniture sliders from his local Bed Bath & Beyond (as seen here) and placed it under each tripod leg [Thanks Justin]. The furniture sliders can glide along carpet, linoleum, ceramic tile, and cement, etc. With a mini tripod, I can see this being a handy tip for Wedding Videographers who need to travel light, but have access to lots of smooth surfaces to add slow camera movements.

There's a bit of shake in some examples which could possibly be corrected with a bit more weight hung on the tripod, or some post image stabilization, but in most cases it works quite well to add interesting camera movements to your footage. Pretty common stuff you can find at your local Bed Bath & Beyond, local hardware store, or even find available via Amazon (click here)

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9 thoughts on “Furniture Sliders for DIY Tripod Dolly

  1. Justin Leyba

    Hi Sigmund,

    The ones I use doesn't have adhesive in them so the tripod legs just sit on the rubber material on the furniture slider and they will just stay there if you're careful moving the tripod.

    If you want the legs to stick there, you can easily tape it or something and you should be good to go. Or if your tripod feet got spikes, you can just poke through the rubber and it should stay.

    Justin Leyba

  2. Hi,
    my question would be,- these ones have adhesives? so that means that if you want to put it in to your tripod then it would have to stick there?
    Ok if we take it off then we have to use it again, would the furniture sliders adhesive be ok for second use?

    thanks,

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