Introduction: How to Make a Camera Slider
Cheap and easy to build! The idea of building this "camera slider" was to shoot and make videos from different angles without having to buy expensive equipment.
Step 1: Translating Tutorial
This is my first detailed project. I did the video step by step and did the tutorial designed with the measurements and the necessary material.
I used the google translator to translate the list of materials from Brazilian Portuguese to English, Spanish, French, Italian and Chinese, I hope this helps.
Step 2: Selecting the Materials
To make this "camera slider" I used simple materials. For the rail I used curtain rod, for the casters I used bathroom glass door pulleys.
The latches around the cart allow you to turn the track in any direction to achieve different angles for shooting and filming.
Step 3: Camera Stability Tip
The tip I have is don't tighten to much the four screws that attach the top and bottom part's of the camera car's. The tightening of the screws should be enough so that the wheels of the part below stay close to the tube and when there is some inclination on the Slider the camera car's stay supported on the tube. In this way, it will be possible to smoothly push the camera car's with a single finger.
In the first Camera Slider video test try to observe the straight lines to see the stability of the footage (observe the line of top the table, etc).
I hope I have helped with this video and the tip.
Step 4: Good Luck, Be Strong and Follow the Plan!
If you have any questions, suggestions or opinions please contact me.
Good luck, be strong and follow the plan!