Went to see John in his basement. I unzipped the cases and started putting together the track and dolly. The dolly is a little heavier than the the one I first intended to get. This dolly uses skateboard wheels that grip both sides of the rail instead of being a metal pulley type wheel that rides on the top. After putting it all together the first thing we noticed is that one end of the track touched the ground while the other end was in the air. Even though his floor seemed level to the eye, it was not architecturally level. This means that I must go to Menards and buy a bag of wood shims. These are things are cheap, made from scrap wood and are already making things level in your floors and walls. Despite this we mounted a tripod and camera on the dolly and were able to make nice clean traveling shots with no problem. Now if I can get a few more customers this month I will order a 4' jib system to mount on top.
This blog is a look at our business behind the scenes, and also a few of our side adventures.
Ed Pitts - owner of Absolute Video Services Inc. since 1984