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Old April 20th, 2006, 09:34 AM   #1
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Links to sites for homebuilt dollys, steadicams & cranes

Wouldn't it be a good idea to make a sticky thread here with sites for homebuilt dollys, steadicams, cranes...?
Like they have a bit in the Independent Production board.
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Old April 20th, 2006, 12:43 PM   #2
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Good idea. If you'd like to start such a thread then I or one of the other moderators would be happy to "stick" it for you :-)
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Old April 20th, 2006, 06:07 PM   #3
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Well, in that case, this can be it. I was thinking about only giving sites where they give you information about building it yourself, and not where you only can buy a book where the information is, because otherwise, it's maybe more approperiate for the Reading About it - board.

These are the sites I got via this board, that may help some:

http://www.homebuiltstabilizers.com/

http://www.webbpickersgill.com/stabilizer/

http://steadycamplans.blogspot.com/

http://www.hbsboard.com/

http://homepage.mac.com/visiondigital/PhotoAlbum7.html

http://www.birthofthecool.com/dolly.html

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/steadycam/

http://www.shadowgirlproject.com/dolly01.asp (french but with exellent photos, enough to understand without reading)

Hope this helps, and I hope other can contribute to this sticky too,
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Old October 17th, 2006, 03:49 PM   #4
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translate it

If you want to translate that french site so you can read it as well as look at the great pictures...

Go here: http://babelfish.altavista.com/

in the "translate a web page" box, paste full URL of the page you want translated. Click the button and bam! it's in english (or your preferred language).

I used babelfish on the french site mentioned above, and it worked great!
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Old September 14th, 2007, 06:25 AM   #5
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link graveyard

Wonder if this post should be un-stuck. Only 3 of the links still work (and 2 of those point to different parts of homebuiltstabilizers.com)

just a thought.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 06:30 AM   #6
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Agreed -- thanks Andrew,
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 07:38 PM   #7
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I just purchased a "professionally" built dolly that uses the typical homemade forms... what I got was a 16-wheel on 360-degree swivel, 24.5-inch industry standard width, 28x36 platform, able to hold 600 pounds.... cost $300 plus shipping.

Check out www.glideshot.com. Seems to be pretty good stuff. I'll be using this weekend.
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Old September 26th, 2007, 08:35 AM   #8
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I just purchased a "professionally" built dolly that uses the typical homemade forms... what I got was a 16-wheel on 360-degree swivel, 24.5-inch industry standard width, 28x36 platform, able to hold 600 pounds.... cost $300 plus shipping.

Check out www.glideshot.com. Seems to be pretty good stuff. I'll be using this weekend.
I got this thing set up last night on 10-foot PVC and it runs like a charm. Smooth, with me on it (250 lbs.) had no problems... excited about using it this weekend on my shoot. I'll post some vid if all goes well.
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