Thursday, July 5, 2012

My DIY Camera Dolly

Hopefully these pictures will give you a good idea of how I constructed this dolly, its a very simple design and easy to build. One thing that I thought was a good idea was to make most of the hardware compatible with my skate tool, that way if I need to tighten or loosen anything I don't need any extra tools. Here is the list of parts used to make this dolly.

-Track width: 5 inches
-Track length: 24 1/2 inches
-Dolly width: 5 inches
-Dolly length: 5 inches
-Aluminum Brackets: 2 ( 5 inches)
-PVC pipes: 2 (24 1/2 inches)
-Alumunum plate: 1 (5 1/2 inches)
-Angled aluminum: 2 (5 1/2 inches)
-10-32 UNC bolts: 6 c
-Plastic washers: 2
- 1/4-20 bolts: 8
-1/4-20 nuts:16
-Skateboard bearings:8
-One 1/4-20 thumb screw and a Manfrotto 1/4-20" to 3/8" 

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cheap DSLR Audio set up

Just put out a new video tutorial on my new inexpensive audio set up consisting of the Shenggu SG-108 and the Fiio E3 headphone amplifier. The set up cost less than 40$ and gets pretty good results. Amplifing the microphone signal with the Fiio means that I can set the gain level on my T3i very low so I get less noise and a much "crisper" sound.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012