About seven months ago I started to research camera rigs and dolly tracks.  I wanted something I could take to commercial and wedding shoots that did not require me hiring an additional crew member.  Since most of my shoots are 2 crew shoots I would like to keep it that way.

After looking at what was out there I decided to go with a micro dolly or slider system.  There are plenty of companies that will sell you pre-built systems ready to go.  Check out:

So after looking at all of these I found a website for the DIY.  ZaZaSlider.com has all the information you will need.  Here is a little information straight from his site.

If you’ve found this site, chances are you know about the popular DIY ZazaSlider that allows you to add dolly and slider shots to your cinematography in a highly portable and efficient way… and save you hundreds by building it yourself. I’ve created this site in an effort to condense all the information and ideas that have been discovered over the past two years and get it all in one place.

So take a look at ZaZa’s slider site and then call up IGUS at http://www.igus.com/ (800) 521 2747.  Ask for the ZaZaSlider kit, they should know what you are talking about.

Here is a video I made with my slider:

To see how I made my slider check out this video.

Enjoy the clips

Derrick Perrin – Big Box Pro Video Production in Corpus Christi, Texas