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Slow Shutter Time-lapse and Drive-lapse Tutorial

Slow Shutter Time-lapse and Drive-lapse Tutorial

Using slow-shutter time-lapse photography techniques in video and film production is nothing new per se however, the advancement of camera technology and mounting devices is making capturing these dynamic shots easier then it has ever been, if you know what you’re doing. Slow-shutter time-lapse produces unique and very different results than ordinary...

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Overhead Camera Slider-Dolly System using the RailDolly 2X

Overhead Camera Slider-Dolly System using the RailDolly 2X

James McKenzie (MO) came up with this overhead camera slider-dolly system using our RailDolly 2X. The RailDolly 2X is a “captive rail” system so the carriage locks onto the pipe or rail that is being used. The huge benefit with our design vs. other pipe-slider type systems are the wheels on both the top and bottom of the carriage. This allows for uneven...

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RailDolly Traveler – Portable Camera Dolly

RailDolly Traveler – Portable Camera Dolly

  Video Additional Photos     RailDolly Traveler – Portable Camera Dolly   Our RailDolly Portable Camera Dolly is the perfect option for traveling and on-location production where you can source your own rails. This kit includes everything you need to get started including: RailDolly Camera Dolly Carriage Universal End Brackets 75 &...

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Passport Camera Dolly

Passport Camera Dolly

The Passport Camera Dolly System is tailor made for traveling professionals and remote production. The all-in-one design and rock solid build quality make the system ideal for international documentary and network news style production where larger/heavier camera systems are being used and a stable, reliable platform is needed.    Transporting long pipe or tube for...

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RailDolly Camera Dolly System

RailDolly Camera Dolly System

Video Additional Photos   RailDolly Camera Dolly System Our RailDolly Camera Dolly System is the perfect option for professionals who need a solid camera dolly for a mid to large size camera. This camera dolly system includes everything you need to get started including: RailDolly Camera Dolly Carriage Universal End Brackets 75 & 100mm Ball Head Adapters...

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RigMount Magnetic Mounts underwater for the Today Show.

RigMount Magnetic Mounts underwater for the Today Show.

Minneapolis DP Mark Hentges and Mark Mostad (Audio) recently worked on a feature for NBC’s Today Show highlighting the Amphicar, an amphibious vehicle produced in the 60’s that didn’t exactly take over the world but nonetheless has a very dedicated following. It always makes a surreal impression when it drives down a boat landing and into the...

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Huge Camera Slider in Ireland

Huge Camera Slider in Ireland

If you’re ever wondered how to get a 16′ camera slider onto a small island in Ireland, Professor William Donaruma (Notre Dame) has the answer. Constructed from 16′ lengths of 2×4’s and transported by boat, William was able to get some fantastic footage with his Red Epic X in this remote location without traditional support gear. The...

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RigMount X Magnetic Camera Mount goes to Cuba

RigMount X Magnetic Camera Mount goes to Cuba

  Professor Larry Engel recently took his RigMount and RigMount X to Cuba. Here’s what he had to say.   “Cuba: Through the eyes of a GoPro Hero2 and a Sony A77 . I’m a professor and filmmaker at American University’s School of Communication in Washington, DC and just got back from a weeklong trip to Cuba to begin professional research on...

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All New RigWheels v. 2.0

    RigWheels were introduced to the market a little more than two years ago. Since that time the reception around the world has been amazing and now we have customers in more than 90 countries using RigWheels in their productions. Though RigWheels LLC now makes a variety of products, it is now time for a much anticipated reboot of the original “RigWheel”....

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Modified Camera Dolly Hack

Modified Camera Dolly Hack

Here we modify an inexpensive tripod dolly and hi-hat with MicroWheels to make a multipurpose track dolly. Three standard filmmaking tools combined for use together. What makes the DIY build so easy in this example is that the caster for the tripod floor-dolly is attached with a bolt that passes all the way through the metal tube of the collapsable frame. The...

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DIY Motorized Camera Slider

DIY Motorized Camera Slider

Here is a creative DIY motorized camera slider / dolly from a RigWheels user in Japan. He’s used a gear-drive mechanism from RC car parts along with our MicroWheels. Also very unique are the connected wheel mounts allowing for very easy curved tabletop moves. All around very...

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MicroWheel Camera Dolly Wheels

MicroWheel Camera Dolly Wheels

Watch Video Additional Photos DIY Photos   MicroWheel Camera Dolly Wheels   MicroWheel camera dolly wheels are a simple and sleek and portable way to add motion to your images utilizing support equipment that you may already own. Because MicroWheels can be used in so many different ways, they are the easiest and most portable way for you to add smooth...

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Pelican Case Camera Dolly / Slider

Pelican Case Camera Dolly / Slider

In this video we demonstrate how to build a great little dolly / slider using a Pelican 1150 case, a Manfrotto 496RC2 and a set of MicroWheels. The great thing about this build is that you don’t even need a measuring tape to do it because the 4 drill points for the MicroWheels are already mapped out on the Pelican Case. We also show examples of builds using...

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DIY Video Camera Dolly using RigWheels and $15 in parts

DIY Video Camera Dolly using RigWheels and $15 in parts

RigWheels MicroWheels are a new multi purpose camera dolly / slider wheel for video production that you can configure in many ways. In this demonstration we are constructing a DIY camera tripod dolly using PVC Pipe and some bolts that cost around $15.00. What makes RigWheels MicroWheels unique are their 4 high quality bearing wheels per carriage. The bearings are...

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DIY 8 foot Camera Slider Tutorial

DIY 8 foot Camera Slider Tutorial

  One of the coolest things about MicroWheels is that they can run inside of Slider Track (box track) making the possibilities for camera rigging almost endless. Most camera sliders available are around 3 or 4 feet long but if you are shooting outside or in large spaces you need more length to get a camera move that creates a dramatic effect. With MicroWheels...

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RigWheels Education, Student & Nonprofit discounts

RigWheels Education, Student & Nonprofit discounts

        RigWheels is pleased to provide a 10% Education, Student & Nonprofit discount for our products. We are committed enabling future filmmakers by providing valuable cost effective tools to tell stories. We are equally happy to provide discounts to educational institutions and nonprofit organizations.   For eligible students, schools...

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