- Allows precise movements in almost no prep time
- Operator has full control over camera movement
- Extremly low camera angles
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The internationally awarded and well-known Skater Mini camera dolly is the original table top dolly. Designed by a DP for DPS, developed and manufactured by industry re-known P+S TECHNIK in munich.
SKATER® Mini Dolly - ready to shoot package deal
#23785 SKATER® Mini basic kit
#20628 +/-20° SKATER® rocker
The idea behind the SKATER® Mini is fairly simple.
It basically takes advantage of a friction tilt head onto which tracking wheels are directly attached and optimized for an extremely low camera position.
Because the SKATER® Mini is so small and lightweight it allows you to move the camera manually, giving you direct control over tracking shots in any direction, as well as all sorts of curved moves. You can precisely define any center of rotation at any diameter. It‘s all your decision: whether you like to orbit around an object right in front of the lens or make a curved move into a final product shot ...
Shots which would usually require sophisticated riging or even motion control can now be executed with almost no prep time.
Andreas Dasser, CEO P+S TECHNIK:
“I liked the idea of seeing a camera head and a dolly no longer as two separate units. If you melt them them together, you are suddenly capable of designing a system that is as low as a normal rocker plate.“
Sebastian Cramer, Director/ DoP, who created and patented the SKATER®:
“It can be such a time saver and it‘s great fun to work with. That‘s why I put quite some energy in the development and the patents of the SKATER®. Many thanks to the great team at P+S TECHNIK, it‘s such fun working with you.“
Russell Carpenter, ASC, (Titanic, Charlie’s Angels, True Lies) used the SKATER® with the Genesis camera on the set of “21“:
“It‘s a precision German instrument that‘s fast and simple. It sets up quickly and without any fuss because you‘re not beholden to motion control. The movement is precise and repeatable. I fell in love with it after I first saw it at Cine Gear.“
Jon Fauer, ASC:
“The SKATER® should be booked on every production, replacing the humble hi-hat with something far more useful.”
Find an online DVD Tutorial about the SKATER® Mini and it‘s accessories on www.pstechnik.de.
See how the SKATER® is used in TV productions, commercials and feature films.