While they aren’t a necessity for most home movie makers, dollies are critical for anyone hoping to make a professional-looking film, even if it’s just something you intend to upload to YouTube. But no amateur film maker has thousands of dollars to fork over just for the sake of buying a professional dolly. So what is an aspiring indie film maker to do? Get creative, of course.
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With a little imagination and a few parts, most of which can be sourced from Ikea, you can easily make your own camera dolly that looks totally professional while in use, provided you have a good enough HD camera to go along with it.
The simple device up above might not look like much, but just look how professional and steady this dolly shot looks on camera:
Source – Ikea Hackers