Although I had some troubles in the beginning (3x Unboxing of the Kessler Pocket Dolly), I finally was able to start using the Pocket Dolly on a short movie!
I didn't really had a plan when I went filming at the mall, but just went with the flow. It was on Boxing Day and it was very quiet there at the time. I spent about an hour filming on different locations and ended up with enough footage to make this short movie. It's the first video I created with the Kessler Pocket Dolly. In editing I decided to go for the 'Deserted Mall' theme and luckily I had enough footage without people walking around on camera.
Setup I used was the Sony NEX-FS100 with Novoflex Nikon to E-mount adapter and Tokina 12-24MM F4 Pro II Zoom Lens. The Kessler Pocket Dolly was placed on a Sachtler DV6 SB tripod with a Manfrotto (MN-357) Sliding Plate Adapter. This made it very easy to take the Pocket Dolly on and off the tripod, within seconds. The head I used to support the camera on the Pocket Dolly was the Manfrotto 128LP Micro Fluid Head. It was good enough to make minor camera movements (pan and tilt) while keeping the total weight down.
Here are a some BTS (Behind The Scenes) pictures.
|Filming the opening shot of "Deserted Mall"|
|NEX-FS100 and Kessler Pocket Dolly on a Sachtler DV6-SB|
|Quiet in the deserted mall please... and ACTION!|