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Speaker's Corner Interview with "Dolly"

Speaker's Corner Interview with "Dolly"

New postby Dennis Wood on Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:01 am

EDIT: The Ballare overview video is up in the Video University as well as a direct download (53MB Quicktime)

The dolly is now in the catalog :-)

We had a bit of fun at the stillmotion.ca studio opening last week. This interview was shot using the XH-A1, Brevis flip, and I believe an 85mm FD lens. Note how free of chromatic aberration the XH-A1 footage is! This interview has some mature themes..but all in fun :-)

21MB Quicktime H264 (right click and save)

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New postby steve witt on Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:21 am

Lots of Fun Dennis. Congrats on your new Dolly. Can't wait to see more pics and/or footage of her.
-Canon HV20
-Brevis MP.1 with Flip
-Cinevate 2 Stage Matte Box
-Nikon 50mm f1.4
-Nikon 85mm f2.0
-Nikon 105mm f1.8
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New postby Stephen Nugent on Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:25 pm

good for twosomes and affordable too! look forward to some pics
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New postby Dennis Wood on Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:58 pm

Teasers...

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Pics by Amina Myriam Wojcik
www.still-motion.ca

Our patent application on the wheel truck system is in, so we can show you everything now :-)
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New postby Joachim Fainberg on Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:03 pm

Haha, that was great! Too bad that it can't actually be named Dolly (as I understood from the other thread...?).

Looking forward to some dolly-footage! :mrgreen:
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New postby Dennis Wood on Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:10 pm

Well, our Arri lighting kit arrived today, so expect some cool stuff next week :-)
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New postby Daan Pol on Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:58 am

Bwaha! That was hilarious!

Man I am stoked to see some more of her ;).
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New postby Dennis Wood on Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:27 pm

More pics...compliments of the monster light table we just built :-)

1. Capacity, 600 lbs plus.
2. Weight, 47 lbs.
3. Construction: 100% CNC milled/formed aluminum.
4. Fasteners: Stainless Steel
5. No less than 42 ball bearings.
6. Follows curved track, track of varying spacing, and uneven surfaces.
7. Breaks down in about 7 minutes for air travel, or about 60 seconds for trunk travel.
8. Can follow uneven track without de-railing.
9. 16 custom manufactured (and logo'd) wheels with ABEC5 bearings.
10. Center tower mounts/dismounts in 30 seconds with no tools.
11. Two modes, doorway or wide stance for jib/crane mounting.

Options:

1. Seat option for 1 or 2 riders.
2. Push handle mounts both sides
3. Center tower with 100mm bowl, extends 3 to 6 feet.
4. Jib, coming soon.

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New postby Leo Versola on Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:27 pm

Looking great Dennis!! Any pics of the tracks it's designed to run on?
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New postby Dennis Wood on Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:31 pm

It'll run on just about anything between 1 and 2 inches in diameter. We like using schedule 40 white PVC pipe (1 inch/25mm inner diameter) as it has a very stiff wall, but bends very nicely for those curved shot setups. We'll have some video later this week, possibly next of a very simple, inexpensive setup. The shop is already making the couplers that make joining them together smoothly a snap.
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New postby Leo Versola on Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:27 pm

What are the dimensions of the platform and can a tripod be used on it instead of the turret? If so, how can a tripod be securely held to the platform?

Also, what's your estimate on when the jib/crane will be available? Any specs you can share at this time?

Thanks!
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New postby Dennis Wood on Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:38 am

Leo, it's 30" x 34". You can actually get away with a much larger platformm if required by using a plywood platform over top....the trucks are designed to operate beneath.

The jib will be much quicker than the dolly to market..about 6 weeks from now. It uses a similar bearing system with parts designed to be as universal as possible.

We've also got a low-rise kit in production so you could potentially have your camera inverted at 1" above the floor...or about 10" above using the 100mm bowl.
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New postby Aram Bauman on Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:55 pm

Having retractable wheels so you can make a smaller foot print would be hot for times when space is tiny.
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New postby Dennis Wood on Mon May 26, 2008 3:15 am

The Ballare overview video is up in the Video University as well as a direct download (53MB Quicktime)
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Re: Speaker's Corner Interview with "Dolly"

New postby Jayson Carvalho on Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:48 pm

Hi,
I have been on a hunt of a dolly and fell in love with cinvates ballare dolly.. specially for the price!
although i found a flaw! no CASE! all other dolly companies provide their dolly with the ideal "pelican case type" case with specially designed inserts for the dolly.. does the dolly ship with such? or is it a Con. at the moment?
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