The short was shot partially during the Jodlow Star Party 2010 in the middle of September, where we did serious testing of DitoGear™ Slider pre-production units and also during a few recent days at surprising surroundings of Wrocław, Poland.
What I love about this slider is that it works either in horizontal and vertical mode giving the option for crane-like shots. It adds a lot to your shooting style being very compact and portable at the same time.
Needless to say it works not only as a time-lapse dolly, but also as a video slider at higher speeds. The short, however, features only timelapse shots.
As you get more and more gear it is sometimes difficult to keep focused on shooting. The slider is very easy and quick to setup and provides a really intuitive and convenient user interface. I can virtually start shooting within 3 minutes on a location. It is a huge step forward comparing to my previous DIY timelapse dolly which took ma about an hour to setup.
If you're interested in the DitoGear™ Slider you'll find more details at ditogear.com
I am also planning on writing a more detailed product review on lookycreative.com. Stay tuned.
Enjoy the film!
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.
A new edit with some old footage I shot last year in SoCal, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Just a short 4 min entertainment video of the beauty most miss out on under our remote night skies and our National Parks and Native American Landscapes.
Canon 30D, 40D, 7D and 5DMkiii with a mix of Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L, 24-70mm f/2.8 L, Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX, and Vivitar 7mm f/3.5
Motion control by Dynamic Perception and Celestron (Skywatcher Backpacker).