DIY Video and Photography Projects

RedRock Micro One Man Crew + Kessler Parallax Slider + $10 DIY Version
November 25, 2013


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Dynamic camera movements can really increase the value of your production, but also requires more man power (and budget). The ideas within this article are based on setting up a second camera on a Video Slider without having a second Camera Operator (completely unattended). This ‘B’ camera angle offers dynamic movements so that you can [...]

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Furniture Sliders for DIY Tripod Dolly
June 5, 2012


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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 [...]

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DIY Motorized IGUS Slider
December 8, 2011


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A look at how Vimeo member David Sawyer motorized his IGUS slider – results found below. It’s possible to take some of these ideas and use them with a variety of different sliders on the market. Great job on this [Thanks David].

IGUS Slider and Carrier for DIY Camera Slider

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DIY iPhone Video Slider
November 19, 2011


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3 years ago, I used two cabinet rails on a DIY slider project for my Canon 5D Mark II (seen here). My version was extremely ugly, pretty large, but very effective in getting smooth movements. Now that the iPhone 4S is a hot little video camera, i’m sure people are looking for a cheap [...]

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Pico Flex Dolly on Rails
October 1, 2011


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Disclaimer:: The Pico Flex Dolly was not designed to work in this manner. Use in this manner at your own risk.
The Pico Flex Dolly has already been motorized with lasers, so what else can we expect? Here’s something quite odd. This is just something I happened upon and although it’s not perfect, maybe it [...]

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DIY Single Slider Stand
September 26, 2011


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When you’ve got yourself a fairly long slider (usually over 4ft.), it will often require one very very heavy tripod, or two simple lightweight stands. There’s also a few sliders that ALWAYS require two stands, like JuicedLink’s latest DIY slider. Rod’s DIY solution is to use a single ironing board that is quick to setup, [...]

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Motorizing the JuicedLink DIY Slider
September 17, 2011


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Juicedlink first introduced this slider idea as a prototype during NAB2011 (found here). The kit consists of a few different parts which are bundled or sold separately. The basic set will have at least a trolley (rolling carriage) and end clamps to hold a set of rods. The end clamps have three 1/4-20″ threaded taps [...]

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DIY Motion Control Dolly
September 4, 2011


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Some wardrobe hangers set on a couple of Push up bars are the foundation for this pretty slick DIY motion control slider by Vimeo member Jayhas. A wireless RC remote and continuous servo control the speed, and the basic rig is comprised of a few skateboard trucks. I think I have a good idea on [...]

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