Filmmaking

Testing the Kessler Crane Pocket Jib Traveler

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I got the new Pocket Jib Traveler from Kessler Crane and was able to test it out a little over the weekend. With winter slowly starting to dissipate in Chicago it has been too cold to go out and shoot stuff so it was nice to have some decent weather. The Pocket Jib Traveler (PJT) is perfect for someone like me. I like to remain mobile and to keep my gear as portable as possible but not limit the shots I can get. That’s why when things like the pocket dolly, or slider, came out and you could do small side to side dolly moves it added movement to your shots that you could only get before carrying a large dolly with you on shoots. The PJT opens up the chance of doing jib shots on the go which is so amazing. It’s not huge so you can’t do massive […]

Filmmaking

Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly

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I am so excited to have my latest piece of gear. I am a big fan of photographer/videographer Philip Bloom (whose website you can check out ). In association with Kessler Crane he created the Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly. These are also known as sliders. They’re mini-dollies that can be standalone or you can attach it to the top of a tripod for height. The advantages to this slider are that it’s quiet and you can change the inertia of the movement. I will be doing some tests which I will post here. I am just so excited. It is one amazing piece of gear. Below is the video of Mr. Bloom showcasing it.