Need some smooth pan shots for your indie film? How about a cool dolly zoom effect? Well, you don't need to be a professional filmmaker to use such a device, but you do need the money for the gear. But—if you can work your way around the workshop, you can probably build your o ...more
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brusspup has tons of ingenious tips and tricks for everybody! In this video tutorial, he shows you how to simulate a dolly shot with just a camera tripod. Want to make your videos look more professional, but don't have the money to spend on an expensive dolly or crane? Film e ...more
The dolly zoom shot is also known as the Vertigo Effect in filming. It's that dizzying, slightly unstable camera effect you see in shows like "Glee" and sometimes "The Office." It creates audience confusion, thus forcing them to keep watching in interest. This type of shot is ...more
Does your production need the smooth graceful movement of a dolly, but lack the $1,800 it would cost to buy one? Welcome the DIY Dolly! Watch this episode, as Erik and Jared show you how to build your very own dolly.
For graceful camera moves, it's hard to beat a dolly. A professional rig can cost a lot of money, but in this video tutorial you'll learn how to make a pro-quality slider using parts you can find at the hardware store. This rig is great for close-ups and tabletop set-ups.
The hammer and dolly method is probably the easiest repair technique for dents, but it requires that you have access to both sides of the panel being repaired. However, newer cars have many areas that do not allow you to use the hammer and dolly method. There are two technique ...more
Build a track dolly for about £80. This is great for getting professional dolly shots when making your own films. Total dolly size = 2ft wide x 3ft long. Type of pipe used for track = 32mm pvc. Angle aluminum width = 2in x 2in at 3mm thick. NOTE: Angle aluminum is a lot easi ...more
If you need a dolly for your movie masterpiece, you don't need to go with a professional dolly system. You can save that money for your expensive actors and actresses by building your own DIY camera dolly on the cheap. You'll need some nuts and bolts, PVC pipes, scrap wood, dr ...more
Can't afford a camera dolly? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to make your own low budget camera dolly. The materials you'll need to construct this dolly are: -2x(2'x3') 12mm Chipboard -2x1m (2"x2") angled aluminum rail -16x51mm Skateboard wheels -16x8mm S ...more
The beta experimental rig was used to shoot this video of the Volcano in Iceland. Sign up to order yours here.
This tutorial video will show you how to make a simple camera dolly for amateur filmmaking and videography is simple and cheap to build, easily disassembled, relatively lightweight, has mounting points for a standard camera tripod. Make a PVC track camera dolly. Click through ...more
Want to look like a living doll? That's the goal of thousands of Japanese girls in the Harajuku district of Japan, where all fashion trends start. No matter what style of dress, the dolly look seems to be pretty pervasive, espcially when it comes to makeup. Wide eyes, achieve ...more
Need a camera dolly but don't own one? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to improvise your own camera dolly with just some household items at your disposal. To use this makeshift camera dolly, you'll need a tripod with supports.
Ikea Hacker features a nice Ikea mod: Romain turns the Ivar side unit into a camera dolly. "A few days ago, I found out that the Ivar 'wooden ladder' was perfect to use it as rails for my cinema dolly! I can now make some nice sequence shots with this 18€ accessory from Ikea. ...more
This is an easy and simple dolly you can make with just a few lengths of PVC pipe and some wheels taken from a pair of Rollerblades. You'll also need a few pieces of hardware to attach it, like screws.
MatttChapman shows you how to build a guerilla-style camera dolly to add to your filmmaking bag of tricks. This guerilla dolly is so simple, made with a rain gutter and cover from a local hardware store. This is ingenuity at its best. Don't spend a ton of money for a dolly to ...more
It can be a hassle to lift a snowmobile because they are so heavy and bulky. This video will show you how to lift a snowmobile safely and properly using a Choko snowlift dolly.
This tutorial shows you how you can cheaply and easily construct a rolling camera dolly for less than you'd have to spend to buy it from the manufacturer - this one only costs about $120. It rolls as smoothly as a professional dolly!
Looking to create slow moving and motion shots with your camera on a stable surface on a low budget? Try building your own skater dolly! In this video you will learn the entire process of building your own inexpensive dolly that will allow you to create fantastic motion shots.
When it comes to filmmaking, especially cinematography, indie filmmakers need to acquire a DIY sensibility in order to get their films made, because film equipment is nowhere near cheap. But DIY is. This video will show you how to construct a homemade track dolly. This dolly ...more
Mike from the SubStream's "Film Lab" have some tips regarding a few in-camera trick shots, specifically... the dolly zoom. Learn how to do the dolly zoom in-camera effect shot. This is something every director, cinematographer, or filmmaker should know if they're interested i ...more
Dolls may freak the rest of us out, but for a lot of girls in Japan looking like a doll - scarily large, beady eyes, perfect ringlets, and porcelain skin - is its own beauty and style trend. Watch this video for a hairstyle that's not scary at all - called "Japanese dolly cur ...more
This one is a twofer! The first part of the tutorial shows you how to make a fully functional alien egg out of papier mache and carpet foam. The second tutorial shows you how to make a ceiling mounted radial dolly.
The Stretta Procedure created this amazingly helpful mini dolly.
Don't spend hundreds of dollars on an expensive Spider Trax dolly when you can make your own at home for just a few dollars and an hour or so of your time. Make sure you build something that will work with your own camera!
This video is all about creating dolly shots. If you have ever wondered about how to use and control this type of shot, then let Israel Hyman show you. This is a great alternative to zooming in and out which is unnatural for our eyes.
Sprinkle chocolate chips, butterscotch morsels, coconut, and pecans over graham cracker mixture to make delicious bars. These delicious dessert bars will melt in your mouth. Plus they are packed with nuts and coconut that provides essential nutrients to your diet.
In this keyboard tutorial, you'll learn how to play Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You," as made famous by Whitney Houston, on the piano. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate or advanced piano players, players of all skill levels can play along. Watch this t ...more
This tutorial video guide will give you a $40 step by step instructions to make a camera dolly that produces a professional effect. a dolly helps make a smooth, gliding shot that will make your audience feel much more enveloped in the movie.
This tutorial video will teach you how to make a camera dolly that is extremely affordable. This camera dolly is great for amateur film making and other purposes.
Mike from thesubstream's "Film Lab" have some tips regarding a few in-camera trick shots, specifically... the dolly zoom. Learn how to do the dolly zoom in-camera effect shot. This is something every director, cinematographer, or filmmaker should know if they're interest ...more
Filmmaker Kasper Bak didn't bother with buying (or making) his own camera dolly. Instead, he strapped on some ice skates, and with Canon EOS 550D in tow, he captured beautiful footage of his wintery town in the Netherlands.
If the track isn't perfectly straight on your camera dolly, it won't work the way you need it to. You can use a basic hinge from any hardware store, and use that as the template when drilling holes for your angle iron.
In this video, learn how to create camera accessories out of common objects for travel. Sometimes when you fly, you are not able to carry heavy camera equipment like tracks, dollies, tripods, etc. In this video, Jan will show you how to take common things like toys and use the ...more
Time lapse is a dynamic filming technique, and can be even more interesting if the camera is moving while it films. You can achieve this effect by using the Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly, MX2 DollyShield and Pentax K7, and this tutorial shows you how.
If you’re into cinematography try creating your own dolly camera platform to get those seamless tracking shots. This is a fun project that will allow you to take your film to the next level, or at least get the shot you want. When pros want a smooth tracking shot, they pay to ...more
The skater mini dolly is a great little tool you can use when you want to film something close to the ground. To get the best shot possible, it's critical that you align your three wheels precisely. Make sure they're calibrated properly.
Three awesome film special effects, one video. Ryan at Film Riot sure knows how to make one-stop shopping filmmaking tutorials. This video will show you how to shoot someone's head off, use a jib and dolly together to get more dynamic shots, and also how to make a great cheap ...more
Filmmakers beware... or more importantly, cinematographers beware... boring setups and unpleasing camera tricks can ruin a movie. Check out this helpful video tip from Focal Point Technologies on how to use zoom and dolly effects in your film. Whether you're a cinematographer ...more
You may think baking seems difficult, but its actually a fun and easy when you bake with Dolly Parton. Well not quite with Dolly, but the Dolly Parton dessert squares. Watch this how to video to learn how to bake the Dolly Parton cookie and impress your friends.
In this video we learn how to make your own cheap camera dolly. First, place down two PVC pipes and place a board on top of that. Then, you can place the tripod on top of that. You can use this to take shots where the camera is sliding from one position to the next but you wan ...more
Most of you probably don't even know what gyaru means. It's a Japanese transliteration of the English word "gal". If you're not sure what transliteration means, you'll have to look that one up yourself. Gyarus have various subcategories, depending on their choice of fashion, ...more
If you've ever been in a performing arts group and have needed to wear makeup that both withstands the harsh whitewashing of stage lights and stands out, you know that false eyelashes are your unfailing best friends. But one strip of falsies only lasts a few times (though mor ...more
Check out these videos by P+S Technik, they are very informative about setup and the basics for using these unique type of dollies. While we are talking about Skater Dollies, I just bought a Omni Tracker Skater Dolly and I love it. Its really well built, super easy to setup ...more
If you've ever been to the Harajuku district of Japan then you know that nothing is off limits to Japanese girls (and sometimes guys) when it comes to makeup. Whether they're dolled up in the Lolita style or the slightly racist Ganguro style (in which girls dress up as black-f ...more
Are you running out of time to make dessert and your guests are just about to arrive? Here is a video on five quick & easy desserts you can make in a jiffy including a Baked Compote of Winter Fruit with cranberries, red wine, apple cider, and lemon rhine, as well as recipes fo ...more
In this video I am going to go over the basics of hammers and dollies when repairing dent on cars. I also discuss how to select the right tool for the job. Video: .
EyeXluvXmakeup shows you how to apply Hello Kitty Too Dolly makeup. For this you will need the Hello Kitty Too Dolly palette, the Hello Kitty tippy blush, Viva Glam V L/G. Using a short haired brush, you need to start by applying a dark blue color on the bottom of top eyelid. ...more
Here is a great tutorial on creating stunning moving timelapse shots with this relatively inexpensive piece of equipment.
What's cuter than a puppy? Not much, especially when you omit all the peeing, barking and furniture chewing, as Remedie Studio did with this sweet time-lapse homage to their beloved pup. Below, watch Dunder the German Shepherd grow from 8 weeks old to 1 year in 40 seconds. Ins ...more
Lauren, AKA QueenofBlendingMUA has joined the ranks with the other YouTube makeup gurus. Lauren is a makeup artist with a large collection of eye makeup video tutorials. Her eye makeup look span from everyday makeup to creative, more expressive party looks. Check out this make ...more
Need to shoot a film for class and realized you don't have a Fisher Dolly and your cinematographer's hands are a little to shaky for what you would consider good filmmaking? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to make your very own steadycam. Check out how a nautilus d ...more
One of the coolest things about Twitter is the fact that you can get direct access to some of your favorite celebrities, and have one-on-one conversations with them in less than 140 characters. With Google+, you can have the same advantage, but you don't need to feel constrict ...more
Watch this hair-styling video for a fun way to use hot rollers to create a cute look inspired by Japanese anime. Bubzbeauty takes you through the entire process of styling hair into doll-like curls. Besides being cutesy, dolly curls are also sexy and simple.
You jump in your car and notice that is feels like it is slipping out of gear or shifting in and out of neutral. What could the problem be? One problem may be that the transmission fluid and filter need to be changed. In this tutorial, you will learn the steps to do this your ...more
Presentational video for our DIY Camera Crane project. Video: . Me and my friend built this crane couple of months ago in our garage using only ordinary materials from hardware shop. The overall cost of the crane was about 200$, when cranes of the same weight capacity may cost ...more
Splitscreen: A Love Story is an elegant short shot entirely on the Nokia N8 mobile phone, created by director JW Griffiths and director of photography Christopher Moon. The cleverly constructed splitscreen film was selected as the official winner of Vimeo's Nokia Shorts 2011 c ...more
"Skimboarding in a Storm" displays some ultra cool camerawork, employing the relatively cheap and user friendly GoPro camera (also used in the clever Kitchen Timer Panning Time Lapse Hack). Says Gizmodo, "The idea is pretty simple: attach the rugged, waterproof Go Pro camera ...more
The make-up artist Kandee Johnson demonstrates how to create a cute look of big dolly eyes for Asian girls. The first step is to make the eyelid look bigger and lighter by using a white eye pencil from Sephora. The second step is to use a light-colored eye shadow from Mac, whi ...more
Watch this instructional video to learn how to use periscopes and borescopes to maximize the performance of the P+S Technik SKATER Mini dolly. Working with periscopes and borescopes can add interesting perspective to the shots you do with the SKATER. View final footage of the ...more