Friday, June 6, 2008

Down and Dirty DV Trick: Getting a dolly or crane shot with just a tripod.

This simple technique epitomizes the Down and Dirty philosophy: Getting a high production value for your project at little or no cost by coming up with creative solutions.

Using just a Mini Bogen or a similar video tripod and zooming all the way out (the wide end) of your digital video camera's zoom lens, you can achieve impressive short dolly/crane shots that rival results from an actual dolly/crane. Check out the video below to see how it's done:

Video by Bruss Pup Productions