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Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking by Dan Rahmel

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Doorway Dolly

Applications

While the tripod dolly is excellent for uneven terrain or light camera equipment, a doorway dolly is ideal for general use. A doorway dolly (see figure 14-1) provides a platform where you can place a camera, cameraman, and necessary film equipment. It works best when operating on a smooth or soft surface such as a hardwood floor, a concrete slab, or shallow carpet.

This doorway dolly is constructed using a couple of furniture dollies available at nearly any hardware store. These dollies provide the ideal backbone to creating a rugged and useful dolly which can carry a great deal of weight and operate smoothly. Furniture ...

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