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The Grip Book, 4th Edition by Michael Uva

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14 Dollies

The dollies described in this section are only a few of the types available (Figure 14.1). I believe that the examples chosen are the best the industry has to offer. Each dolly has its own characteristics, but all of the dollies do one basic thing: They are a mobile platform for the camera. This invention has saved the grip and camera department many hours of pain due to carrying a tripod with a camera on it. As you look through the charts and specifications for each dolly, decide for yourself which dolly is best suited for the job you are about to do.

Figure 14.1 Various dollies from the J. L. Fisher Co. (top) and the Chapman Leonard Co. (bottom).

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When pushing the dolly, watch the actor with your peripheral vision. Look at ...

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