Reviewing the Video Film Slider

By November 21, 2011 Reviews No Comments
Dan using his Canon 7D DSLR on slider

Video Production Benefits from Smaller Cameras and Cool Toys

With the smaller cameras, come cool toys and tools that can have a great impact on your production value.  As of late, there has been a huge boom in sliders.  I know I’ve been using them the last year or two– to the point where it goes out on every shoot.  Sliders are a simple basic replacement for dollies.  Now film and video productions can get great smooth right and left movement for a fraction of the cost and manpower.  You can even truck in and out with them and in some extreme cases, you can crane up and down.

At SFilms, we use a basic Glidetrack.  And recently, we bought a Slyderdolly from Digital Juice that has been pretty impressive.  It’s robust, strong, sturdy and comes with features and accessories that didn’t exist 18 months ago.

So here’s a practical show and tell about sliders– the problems, the solutions and how they can help.

Feel free to leave comments about your own Slider stories!  (Just remember we’re not talking little hamburgers).