In this episode, we review the RigWheels system, go over the importance of dolly and slider shots while looking at some examples and behind the scenes demonstrations, and find out the epic conclusion to Tony’s craziness from last weeks episode.
Absolutely brillant response to last week dump in the road. Tony, I think your street cred has just doubled!!
Welcome back Real Tony! You and John do a great job of showing us the ins and outs of all of this gear.
Very nice episode guys. I like that your taking some liberties with the show, making it a bit more dynamic. nice. Also, i really want some flex track now.
I recently get Davis & Sanford tripod w/FM18 Head from B&H, it come with a W3 dolly with “3 ball rubber wheel. Do you know if it’s possible to change that wheel into rig wheel? If so then it’ll be great cuz all I need will be rig wheel and some pvc pipe!
nvm I just figured that out myself,
I does need some small hardware (nuts and washers) to make it work, but it’ll work.
I have a quick question though, let’s say you want to make a long dolly shot with PVC pipe but your car is only so long.. is it possible to connect several short PVC pipes to make a long one and still get a smooth shot?
What you can do is purchase dowel rod and cut it into 3″-4″ sections. Get a size that inserts into the inner diameter of the pvc pipe tightly. Then, you connect them by sliding the pvc over the dowel rods. This will let you add as much pvc as you want. I have used it and it works pretty well.
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i found an alternative. Very similar in style, but slightly larger (I think)
The Stanley Pocket Door hardware comes with a pair of wheels for about $10.
Place online has them new, called Hardware Hut.
I found a bunch at my local parts surplus store for $2.50 each. Then spent another $7 on hardware (bolts, washers, wing nuts). Here’s a video on how i made the whole set up, parts list included.
Stanley also makes a track for these to run in: STA-BP250-01-96
Aluminum. No idea how it would work in a slider application.