Many people were asking about the DIY slider I made for shooting tracking shots like the video above. If you search online, there are companies produce mini dolly/slider for smaller video cameras or video DSLR, for example - GlideTrack, although it is very compact, easy to carry and setup, but the price is very expensive... So I decided to make one my own, before I have the enough saving to buy a proper one.
The idea came across one day when I was hanging towel in my washroom. The concept is simple, it is exactly how a dolly track works, but you just gotta "miniature" it. Stuffs that I used here are like: the towel hanger (got it from Ikea), some cheap skateboard bearings, small pieces of wood, crews and nuts.... etc.
How to do it? I will just let the pictures do the explanations:
You can directly place your camera on top, or together with the video/tripod head, either way will works. There you go, a cheap and simple slider which help bringing your cinematography to another level! :)
To see another video sample from this slider: