Given how expensive photography gear is, we typically find concerted efforts in the community for making cheaper, DIY alternatives. Of course, we encounter tradeoffs such as reliability and the overall 'niceness' of the finished products, but for hobbyist/semi-pro photographers, or for those working on tight budgets, these alternatives are quite fitting.
The need for a camera slider is simple, having an adjustable mechanism for moving your camera precisely will allow you to create a wide variety of stunning footage. Thanks to 3d-printing, building most of the parts in your home is possible, and the results make it worth your while to give it a try!
While documenting some projects at work, we needed a camera slider. Being Makers (and after finding out that motorized sliders are quite expensive) we took the opportunity and designed one by ourself! So, if you need a motorized camera slider to create incredible dolly shots for your videos but you are on a low budget, then we will show you how to make a low cost one by yourself too!