Smooth Moves: Camera Support Systems



on dollies

dvktech's picture

the most commonly used mechanism for dollying is a wheel chair. More stable than an office chair and can be easily manuvered by another person so the shooter can concentrate on the shot. It has larger rubber wheels for smooth movement. It would have been worth a mention...

It has always been the first choice in the community access "low tech" solutions environment I am familiar with.


Dan Klevesahl


Eric Vancil's picture

Absolutely!  I've been using this method for years!  Works much better than an office chair, and with more control and smoother movement.

on camera stabilizers

tojwab's picture

why care about this stuff when most movies nowadays are so shaky that they give me a headache after watching them. Are those intentionally done while filming or is it done during editing. I just hope the traditional way of filming/editing movies are coming back.