Author: INDY FILM GEAR

DIY “Orbit” style dolly project

From Rexomus “59 Fender” – Amazon user     I have spent a lot of time looking for a simple and easily portable dolly. Tiffen, Opteka, and Ravelli all make affordable dollies but they all lacked one option any camera operator needs for a dolly, pneumatic wheels. I was impressed by a product called the “Orbit Dolly” but the price is ridiculously high (starting at $1700). The “Orbit Dolly” is the only dolly I found that had a pneumatic wheel option, and it’s an extra $300 option at that. That is way to expensive for such a cheap to...

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$20 DIY DSLR Shoulder Rig

Try shopping for a DSLR Shoulder rig, these days, and you will find that both large and small manufacturers are charging a ton of money! Some of these rigs are very well built and will last a lifetime, but for many of them, they are not, but still charging over $1000. OK, it’s time to build our own gear, from off the shelf parts! Here is a simple project to get you started with your own DSLR Shoulder mounted rig for about $20 ! Assembly and parts list below: Parts List: 1-12” ½” Steel Pipe 1- 4” ½” Steel...

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