DIY Time Lapse Dolly

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Derek Mellott of Edmonton, AB, who created the time-lapse slider we blogged in December, is at it again with his DIY Time Lapse Dolly.

16 thoughts on “DIY Time Lapse Dolly

  1. Tracy Norrell says:

    I WANT!!! build info?

    1. Derek Mellott says:

      Build info is coming, I will add a link here.

      1. Thomas Turner says:

        Derek,
        I’m waiting to see what the build entails. I hope its easy. I’m itching to get out photographing.

      2. Brian Williams says:

        And we’re still waiting – woo oo ; oo ooooooo. (apologies to Tamla Motown)

  2. a a says:

    Interesting but seems rather basic: if i would ever try to do something like this, i would probably aim much higher — either build extensive rail road system that the slider can use to slide camera through (for instance, to circle around the subject) or very long rails or maybe binded/curved rails like in a thrill ride to give unexpected changed points of views around subjects…

    Very good that you can do something with your own hands!

  3. Rhaab Vodkovsky says:

    I want this!
    How much does it cost to make?

    1. Derek Mellott says:

      In the neighborhood of $350. That is a guess, i wasn’t keeping track.

  4. aljosa says:

    is there some new info about how you build it and the parts you used,…?
    thnx :)

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