Quick post to show you a cool little trick for your Kessler Pocket Dolly – by using your electric cordless drill, you can simulate having a motor for your Pocket Dolly – and, this tip was tweeted by Eric Kessler himself <grin>
The Kessler Pocket Dolly v2.0 is a great slider, however when it comes to sliding by human hand, it is limited by the skills of the camera operator.
The “elektraDRIVE BUNDLE PACKAGE with ORACLE Controller” is a $1,314.95 add-on to their $649 slider making it a $2k package, and a whole lot of extra parts.
What if you could pull off the same motor slide effect with something you already have in your garage, using a variable speed drill–and saving $1,300!!
There are two methods:
1. From the bottom: use a 9/16 socket
2. From the top: use a sawed-off 3/16 hex key
We use it extensively on my show, Motorz www.motorz.tv
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)