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Scrolling Backdrop for Video Answered

Hi All: I'm looking for ideas on creating my own rotating backdrop for a video that I'll be creating for my book. I will be drawing/painting a city skyline onto some type of paper or another and then want to be able to have it on a continuous 'scroll'. (Think a reel-to-reel player type of setup except using manual power.) I've considered paper towel holders on a Lazy Susan project....Any thoughts?

Many thanks!

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Toga_Dan
Toga_Dan

3 years ago

free. Treadmill from craigslist

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

3 years ago

http://www.thecrankiefactory.com/348971241

That site seems to have some builds and applications. At Maker Faire I have seen a giant wheel attached to something like a stationary exercise bike. The figures were glued to the inner or outer part of the wheel. If you fix the camera somewhere, you get a perspective view of riding along continuous scenery. Good luck.

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katlinbr
katlinbr

Reply 3 years ago

Caitlinsdad: Many thanks for your reply and thoughts. I can see a bicycle wheel doing the trick and will try it along with a few other set-ups. Determining the paper weight and strength is another thing.... Again, Instructable People rock!! Gracias!!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

3 years ago

What you're describing is a "moving panorama".

Lazy Susans might roll too easily, and make the picture sag - you need something with a little resistance, maybe even just a dowel in a socket for the "from" side, and a geared mechanism for the "to" side.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moving_panorama

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katlinbr
katlinbr

Reply 3 years ago

Kiteman: many thanks! I'm going to try a few different things and will post the the final solution once I determine what works best. Instructable People rock!!