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Nebo SliderThere’s no doubt about it — a well-done, well-placed motion shot can make your project look like a million bucks (or that it cost that much to make, at least). There are all sorts of relatively inexpensive tools out there that can do a wide range of jobs, from simple pans and tilts to complicated motion-controlled slides for time-lapse pieces, but not spending a ton of money isn’t the only thing on an indie filmmaker’s wishlist (though it’s probably at the top). Documentarians filming Alpine ibexes in the European Alps, narrative filmmakers whose day of shooting includes multiple locations, and me, a very, very lazy individual, look for gear that is not only on the cheap side, but also lightweight and portable. More »

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trost durable field camera slider shooting platform movement steel 01The DSLR revolution ushered in an explosion of one-person-crew gear options, and the slider has been no exception. Many manufacturers offer variations on the basic yet effective sliding camera platform, including Redrock, edelkrone, DitoGear, and Rhino. Now, a manufacturer called Trost is introducing a very sleek-looking slider aiming for extreme dependability and durability. Trost sliders feature hand-machined steel components, a quickly adjustable design, and the strength to support (some of) the weight of a 1983 Toyota Tercel. If you had any sliders on your holiday wishlist, you might want to check below for more details. More »

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Kessler ParallaxWhile one person will never replace a crew of people, plenty of gear is making it easier to get great looking shots on your own. Kessler has been at the forefront of this change, and they are now introducing a piece of gear that will make it easier to do repeatable slider movements while panning at the same time — without any additional motors. Click through to check out the introduction video for the Kessler Parallax auto-panning device: More »

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If you’re a one-man band, you know how tough it can be to simultaneously handle the camera, capture sound and interact with your subject. More often than not, you’ll have to settle for a static shot, or hide behind the camera while trying to speak to the person you are interviewing. Redrock Micro’s new “parabolic track slider” — the One Man Crew — aims to add graceful motion to your shots, while freeing your hands to focus on other aspects of the shoot. How? Check this video out: More »