Pico Dolly good for small spinning shots

by Mark R

Remember early last decade when every movie was doing shots that imitated the bullet time effect of The Matrix? It seemed like every time I watched a movie there would be this pointless stillshot followed by a circular pan around it.

Yes, it was done to death, but this Pico Dolly could reproduce that fad, but for YouTube users. The Pico Dolly is made from aluminum, weighs about three pounds, and designed to hold a camera with three screw mounts with the option of a 11-inch friction arm. As you can see, it has wheels for those moving shots, and the user can mount their DSLR or even their iPhone on it.

You can see in the video after the jump how its rollerblade wheels can create some pretty cool action shots. With the wheels on an angle, it can do those aforementioned bullet-time shots, on a smaller scale. Looks like your Neo and Trinity action figures are going to get some airtime and playtime.

This Pico Dolly bears a strong resemblance to the CineSkates that we reported on last week. Are these wheeled cameras becoming a fad?

You should be able to get the Pico Dolly on September 12th for about $65, or $90 for the friction arm.


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