Portable Time-Lapse Dolly

Order this fully assembled dolly perfect for shooting time-lapse videos for just $599. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Includes: 12V battery 1 rpm Gear Motor 24-tooth pinion gear 203-tooth aluminum hub gear 18 inches of movement 2 rugged nylon handles Comes ready to shoot. Measuring 11” wide x 19” long x 4” tall, this compact travel dolly fits in most carry on suitcases. Price: $599.00, plus $29 shipping on orders within the continental... Read More

FADE: a short film [Video]

Shot entirely in one week, in and around Lake Powell using DIY video & time-lapse dollies. A little over a year ago, I was approached by my friend Josh Van Patter to build him a dolly for shooting time-lapse video.  This is now the second version of the original time-lapse dolly.  The overall concept is more or less the same.  The main difference is that the new design is propelled using a winch instead of a high-friction foam wheel. The downside... Read More

Fitted Furniture Design Sketch

This is a short clip my buddy Josh Van Patter and I filmed this afternoon.  We had two cameras rolling, a Canon 7D and Canon T2i.  Both cameras were shooting still frame images triggered by a remote timer every 30 seconds. On a custom mount I made in the shop, I mounted the T2i directly above the drawing shooting straight down at the paper.   The 7D was mounted to a new-and-improved time-lapse dolly prototype.  As soon as I get the new design... Read More

Chevron Veneer Top [Video]

  About the cabinet: The veneering on the tabletop is a Chevron pattern.  Some people refer to this design as a French Herringbone.  This particular style looks awesome on hardwood floors. For this project, I used Curly Figured American Walnut that I got from Certainly Wood.  The quality of their veneers is excellent.  I highly recommend them. The finish I used is an oil-based varnish.  The thing that I really like about varnish is that... Read More

Arts and Crafts Vanity

Arts and Crafts style vanity and linen cabinet This is a small project I worked on for a bathroom remodel with BJ Larson Remodeling. I’ve never been a huge fan of this style of woodwork, but I really dig the way it turned out. The vanity and linen cabinet are made out of quarter sawn red oak. I’m not doing the finish work on this job, but if I did, I would use a gel stain top coated with amber shellac. I’ve used that finish... Read More

Time-lapse Dolly Project

I was approached by my friend Josh Van Patter to design him a dolly that could move a camera from point A to point B smoothly at a speed so slow it’s almost undetectable by the human eye.  The purpose of this dolly is to capture time-lapse video. The time-lapse video dolly is electronically controlled, allowing the user to adjust both the speed and direction of which the dolly travels.  The dolly moves down pipe tracks at a rate of about 2’/hr. ... Read More