How to make a homemade dolly : LUSENET : Shooting DV Films : One Thread

I was just wondering if anyone knew how to make a dolly. I have some resources but not the resources that know how to make a dolly, anything will be usefull, thank you, James IV

-- James IV (, December 18, 1999


use a weelchair

-- ed x (, December 31, 1999.

I agree, Ed X, I used it once and it was cool.

-- (, January 06, 2000.

If you can't find a wheelchair. I've been told you can use skate board wheels and plastic tubing. I'm not exactly sure of the specs. but it might be cheaper and easier to find.

-- Avery Glymph (, February 10, 2000.

Skateboard dolly plans can be found on my site.

I suggest however using a wheelchair. Its so much easier. You dont have to lay any dolly track.

Good luck!

-- Chris Penney (, February 13, 2000.

I am thinking about buying a glidecam 1000 instead... it costs about 500$ in europe but that way you can have more dynamic shots and still get smooth motion. I don't see how these people are putting a tripod on a wheelchair... maybe they do without tripod but I am not making a horror movie the camera needs to be at eye-level...

-- cv (, March 05, 2000.


there are a bunch of plans for all types of equipment, even a homemade glidecam. save $- do it yourself!!!

-- Willy Kunkle (, April 16, 2003.

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