A Dolly Shot Can Make Your Film Look Pro
One of the biggest differences between your film and a big Hollywood production is the lack of a dolly shot. Most low-budget films use static tripod or shaky hand-held shots whereas most big-budget films include some real smooth dolly shots.
A Dolly Shot Alternative To The Wheelchair
You’ve probably heard people suggest renting a wheelchair as a cheap dolly alternative. But what about if you want to do a really smooth 360 degree shot around a central object or actors?
IndyMogul has posted a great video with not one, but two designs for 360 degree dolly shot devices. Check it out.
As a bonus you will see two really easy ways to create very convincing alien eggs for your next Sci-Fi epic. Good shots and convincing special effects aren’t necessarily hard or expensive. They just take time and imagination.
What Solutions Have You Found For the Dolly Shot?
Leave a comment if you have a clever idea for doing a film dolly shot.
- peter kreuger: lego camera dollies (designboom.com) Really beautiful dollies made from legos? Do your next dolly shot with one of these!