Monday, March 18, 2013

Do it Yourself Skateboard Dolly

In the next month, our production company (JACK Productions) will be shooting and editing a video that will likely benefit from a couple of dolly shots.  If you are not familiar with dolly shots, the concept is simple, and you see them all the time.  Dolly shots are one of the methods to put the camera on motion when shooting video.  The technique allows the camera to capture things in motion and add visual interest when compared to a static tripod shot.

I have been shooting video for roughly six months and am gradually building my arsenal of tools for enhancing my shooting.  Still operating on a threadbare budget, I have been on a binge of creating low cost alternatives to expensive gear.  The dolly in this video is an example.  Even if I had the cash to plunk down on the gear, I find it valuable to take on the challenge and make something workable on the cheap.



Dolly on the Cheap from Craig Corl on Vimeo.