This slider is based on the Igus Drylin slider.
I was inspired by another video here on Vimeo, vimeo.com/12120373.
But, I decided to take it a step further.
Sample video here: vimeo.com/38747342 A bit slow speed on the slide, but you get to see how it works.
Power: 12v lead acid battery
An on/off switch was added.
I used a 12v DC/DC adapter with voltage control to control the motors speed. This way, I am able to control the speed in incremental values.
Example: At max output (12v) the motor drags the camera across the slider rail in about 8 minutes.
At 6v it uses twice that, about 16 minutes.
The lowest setting on the adapter is 1.5v, which gives a ride that lasts over an hour.
Everything built into plastic casing.
I used the same motor as STYLE43, a 2rpm 12v DC motor.
Fishing line was also used to pull the car on the rail.
An intervalometer (timer remote) is used to control the exposure interval (and amount, if needed).
Music: Sheridan Tongue - Symphony of Light
Video: Canon EOS 7D / EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L
Timelapse: Canon EOS 5D / EF 17-40 f/4 L and GoPro HD Hero.
Sorry for glitchy video and sensor dust spots. Wont happen next time.
Featured on the great diyphotography.net blog!
Special note:A feature length version of Path of Blood is in production! Head to my website for more information. I am also accepting donations to help with the funding, with numerous perks. If you are interested head to:
When a lone samurai sets his course towards the path of blood, unknown dangers and terror awaits. Will his great swordsmanship be enough to survive the treacherous demon lord and his minions? Path of Blood is a highly stylized paper animated short film that promises more paper cuts than you can handle.
Animated/Directed by Eric Power
Original score by Many Birthdays!
**WINNER "CORTI CORTISSIMI" BEST SHORT 2012 SALENTO FINIBUS TERRAE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL** Brindisi Province - Italy
**WINNER of the 2012 GO SHORT | BiosAGENDA ONLINE FILM COMPETITION in the NETHERLANDS**
**WINNER "Best Short Screenplay" 2012 SAN MARINO FiLM FESTIVAL - SAN MARINO, ITALY**
**WINNER "Director's Choice" 2012 CHRONOS FILM FESTIVAL - Albuquerque, New Mexico**
**WINNER "First Place" 2013 MCNY 4th ANNUAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL"
** ONE SHOW 2012 NYC - SHORTLIST**
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**OFFICIAL SELECTION of the 2012 ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
A short film by Gary Nadeau
running time: 7 minutes 42 seconds
Featuring MARIE ZAMORA and NORM LEWIS (2012 Tony Nominee - Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Porgy & Bess)
A seemingly routine pizza delivery escalates into a tense game of cat-and-mouse. Giuseppe Verdi provides the soundtrack for this quintessential New York tale.
Written & Directed by Gary Nadeau
Starring Maria Zamora and Norm Lewis
Produced by Alain Boublil & Gary Nadeau
Director of Photography Ben Jacks
Gaffer | Grip Chris Cummings
AC & Additional Photography Jason Koontz
Sound Design Sean Garnhart
Edited by Gary Nadeau
Grading Deluxe NYC
Titles: Gary Nadeau
"CARO NOME" from the Opera "RIGOLETTO" by GIUSEPPE VERDI performed by MARIE ZAMORA
"GREATEST" by DOX music video courtesy of ROBERT E. HOLLEY for GRAVE SHIFT STUDIOS
Special thanks to: Stefan Boublil, Michael Jackman, DOX, Robert E. Holley and Erin Nadeau.