Down and Dirty DV Trick: Getting a dolly or crane shot with just a tripod.
This simple technique epitomizes the Down and Dirty philosophy: Getting a high production value for your project at little or no cost by coming up with creative solutions.
Using just a Mini Bogen or a similar video tripod and zooming all the way out (the wide end) of your digital video camera’s zoom lens, you can achieve impressive short dolly/crane shots that rival results from an actual dolly/crane. Check out the video below to see how it’s done:
Video by Bruss Pup Productions