Topic: LEGO Dolly Rig

I recently took some pictures of my dolly rig to show everybody, since a bunch of you have been interested in this. Hopefully, you might be able to build something of a similar design based upon these pictures.

By use of a bunch of gears, I rotate the handle just once, and the big red T section moves an extremely small increment. Because it's so consistent, this allows me to animate amazingly smooth camera movements. I usually put my tripod onto the T and my camera onto that.

If you make such a thing, just make sure that the gears are arranged in such a way that a big turn of the handle comes out as as small of a movement you can get at the other end.

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If you wish to see this in action, I have a pretty good example of a shot made with this in I Am The Darkness.

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Re: LEGO Dolly Rig

WOW mini/eek look at the size of that thing! that's awesome and it works a treat based on the shot from I am the Darkness. way to go!

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Nice work! mini/bigsmile

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very nice also what type of background is that? board with holes in it and a lamp putting lights or is that some kind of printed board?

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Re: LEGO Dolly Rig

Thanks, people. mini/smile
This type of thing is really useful and very easy to animate once built. I really recommend constructing something of the sort if you can.

Shutterpoint wrote:

what type of background is that? board with holes in it and a lamp putting lights or is that some kind of printed board?

A canvas painted black with white dots painted over it.

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AnnoyingNoisesProductions wrote:

A canvas painted black with white dots painted over it.

Ah ok thanks It looks really nice when out of focus

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