FAQ: How To Build A Smooth Tripod Dolly?

What is a Dana dolly?

The Dana Dolly Portable Dolly System with universal track ends is a heavy duty camera dolly platform that rides on 16 custom modified soft polyurethane wheels that resist flat spotting and use ABEC-7-rated precision bearings providing you with extremely smooth dolly shots.

How much does a camera dolly cost?

A camera dolly can be made DIY for under $20. Likewise, some camera dolly setups can cost $2,000 or more (think motorized dolly systems and carts).

How do you set up a dolly track?

Steps to Lay Dolly Track

  1. Determine where the camera will be.
  2. Mark the start and finish positions of the camera.
  3. Roughly place the track in position and snap it together.
  4. Locate the highest point in the track run and place at least one wedge under the starting cross support at the highest point.

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