Welcome to the revolution: axis dolly
Click HERE to see the Axis Dolly in action (17MB). There are some more videos at the bottom of the page!
Click HERE to read DV Magazine's full independent review of the Axis Dolly, or click HERE to download
a pdf of the review (1.2MB).
I'd like to introduce you to the Axis Dolly. We all know how important dynamic shots are in film and commercial work. You're also probably aware of how expensive dolly systems are. Linear dollies are expensive enough, let alone trying to afford a system with a curved track to get creative radial shots. I am introducing the Axis Dolly in answer to the short comings of other dollies on the market. The Axis Dolly, unlike other dollies on the market, is made of the strongest materials and can take whatever you can dishout! Furthermore, it's affordable.
The Axis Dolly is an innovative system that allows not only linear movement, but also radial movement with an adjustable radius! Rotate around a subject or item one foot or ten feet away from the camera, maintaining your camera's face toward the subject! This system replaces the need for straight and curved tracks.
Circular movement is so easy you'll wonder how you've lasted so long without a dolly like this. This dolly is designed to be used with a tripod and has two length settings so it works with tripods of all sizes. You can mount your tripod head directly to the dolly via any of the 3/8" mounting holes in the body. The body of the dolly is also a mini dolly! Remove the legs of the dolly, mount the casters to the body, and attach your fluid head or tilting plate directly to it! You now can roll the body along the ground for low mode shots, or along a table top for creative movement or product shots. The sky's the limit!
The Axis Dolly is manufactured from 1/2 inch thick plate aluminum. It is stronger than any application you will need it for. It is powder coated with a weather proof, black textured powdercoat so it scatters what little light it does reflect so as not to reflect light onto your subject.
An adjustment chart is provided for quick set up of radial shots. You may also download a radial calculator (which opens in Excel) to calculate the settings for any radius.
I encourage you to contact me anytime via email, or if you'd prefer, you may call me and I will answer any questions you may have.
Check out some of these videos to see examples of the shots the Axis Dolly will help you get day 1!