Sliders have been all the rage lately in the film world, and for good reason: they allow you to set up a dolly shot much faster than any traditional dolly and they can be leveled in seconds rather than minutes. Unfortunately, not all sliders are created equal, and many just can't quite get perfectly smooth movements either because of cost-cutting, or because of engineering choices. Some have other problems related to portability. Edelkrone thinks they've solved one of the issues with sliders, and they are unveiling it on December 12 -- and if you guess what it is correctly, you have a chance to win one of your very own mystery sliders.
Here are just some of the images they have been posting on their Facebook page:
Certainly the innovation could be literally anything, but it's definitely possible they've come up with a solution that will truly be the next big thing in slider technology. It's very often that companies will leap frog each other in capabilities, and then catch up down the road, and that's something we could be seeing here. Personally I think it may have something to do with the fact that just about all sliders are fixed length, and the ones that are able to add on length, are somewhat cumbersome. A way to easily make the slider bigger or smaller would be a huge deal for a lot of people, especially those who are constantly travelling.
If you guess correctly on the Facebook page, you have a chance to win whatever this slider might turn out to be. So head on over to the page, and you could be walking away with one of these new devices.
What do you guys think they'll introduce on that day? Give us some of your ideas in the comments below.
Link: edelkrone -- Facebook
Disclosure: edelkrone is a No Film School advertiser.