The Cinetics miniSkates Pro portable dolly can turn your smartphone into a sophisticated piece of production gear (phone and mount not included).
The Cinetics miniSkates™ Pro portable dolly sets up in seconds to give your productions the unique point of view that only a moving shot can. The system consists of three items:
the miniSkates wheels are small and lightweight, and they roll freely over smooth surfaces, making them an ideal companion to your lightweight digital camera or smartphone. Smooth arcs, "trucks" (horizontal movement right/left), and "dollies" (movement in and out from subject) are possible given a smooth flat surface like a table or floor.
Cinetics' innovative SkatePlate™ connects to the wheels and provides a rigid frame for your tripod and/or ballhead.
the Adjustable Arm allows connection with other Cinetics Connect™ products, and it can also be used as a basic ballhead for your camera. It also helps you mount microphones, monitors, or lights so your production runs even more smoothly.
Smooth moving shots are one of the primary building blocks of fine motion picture production. They put us into the scene on the screen, because they mirror how we experience the world. Our bodies act as a big shock-absorber for our eyes, plus our brain does internal image-stabilization along the way. So it's no wonder we like stable, even moving shots in our on-screen entertainment and no surprise that we can feel distracted by shaky handheld footage. A tripod often isn't enough for convincing movement, because it can only help for shots where your camera stays in one place. And moving the camera does more than make the experience seem real; it makes your camera a character, a participant, a narrator.
So consider what Cinetics gear can bring to the table for your next video project. Whether it's a simple home movie, a film school exercise, or a full-blown professional production, good camera mounting can make a world of difference in how your audience will experience what you've captured.