This is my version of a diy pocket dolly, driven by an adjustable 12V gear motor. The power comes from 8 AA rechargeable batteries, which are integrated into the controller. The dolly is pretty light and compact so that it fits in a backpack and I can take it with me on walks and on holiday trips.
Taken in the central highlands of Spain, the autonomous regions Castilla-La-Mancha and Castilla-y-Léon. A region full of history and culture: The Goths, Romans and Moors have left their marks here. Don Quijote has fighted against the windmills here. This was the place of residence of El Greco, Diego de Velazquez and Francisco de Goya.
The first time I've taken my dolly with traveling. It did a really good job. But see for yourself. pocketslider.de/en.html
The footage from the factory is from the oldest motor plant in the world. It was founded in 1864 by Eugen Langen and August Otto. Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach worked here from 1876 in a management position. Here is the origin of the motorized world. Now the building should be demolished to create space for a new cable factory...
The video sequences are taken with a canon 5D MK II which I have borrowed for two days ,.... too short to become familiar with this amazing camera.
Unfortunately the video jiggles a bit on vimeo...
Music: John OO Fleming - Goddess
Canon 5D MK II + Canon 24 - 70 2.8
Nikon D90 + Sigma 10 - 20 4.0-5.6
Experimental video shot on Sony Ex1 (naked) and Canon 5D mark 2 with Nikon lenses (14mm 2.8, 80 200 2.8 and 50mm 1.2) + Zacuto accessories..
Italy, Basilicata (Moliterno).
Music: Flashbulb "Alice's garden"