This camera rail and slider is a great example of custom rail design for shooting video.
We used this rail and a 3D-printed camera slider to shoot part of our Kickstarter video.
If you've got some wire and a 3D printer you can bend/print any sort of rail and slider set-up. Shoot with an slr or your smart phone; create an arched rail or just something straight; you could even create some sort of roller coaster rail. You know, for some, like, high quality...cat videos!
Step 1: Gather the Necessary Materials and Tools
Material: 2 lengths .125" Galvanized Steel Wire
Tools: Wire Cutters, Soldering Iron, Solder, Clips
Time: 2 Hours (10 minutes bending)
Skill Level: Medium
You will also need a 3D-printed phone- or camera-slider
Step 2: Bend Some Wire
Step 3: Assemble
Step 4: Enjoy
We used the rail while shooting our Kickstarter video (0:42 - 0:46)