‚ÄúThe idea for the Dutti Dolly came from a need by cinematographer, James Muro ASC. He always liked low shots. And to move quickly. So, I looked at various dollies and realized most of them rest higher on a track. I created the Dutti Dolly not only to rest lower - but also to be much more portable.‚Äù
‚ÄúJim took it everywhere on Rush Hour 3. Fight scenes at the Eiffel Tower. Running shots. And more. Cinematographer Joaquin Sedillo ASC made a lot of use out of it when he was doing shots in the auditorium on Glee. When the aisles were too narrow or the table too close - he was able to put the dolly in the row behind him - and get the shot.‚Äù
- James Saldutti (Dolly Grip and the inventor of the Dutti Dolly)
#BTS shot is Dutti Dolly with an Alexa with a periscope lens.
Dutti Dolly Universal Track Bracket PN 395400-15 (minimum two required)
Bracket Weight: 3lb
Overall Length: 19.25‚Äù
Center to Center Slot Distance: 16‚Äù (specific to the dutti dolly)
Adapts to Any Stand: 5/8‚Äù & 1-1/8‚Äù (baby & junior) stands & flat surfaces (Slider Stands and Low Boy Combos are most common)
Track options: 0.75‚Äù ‚Äì 2.25‚Äù Round tube or pipe & 0.75‚Äù - 2.25‚Äù square tube (Outside Diameter)
Note: 1.25‚Äù Square Tube is recommended by the manufacturer. Any Home Depot or hardware store carries a wide variety of square, right angle and round aluminum and steel in a variety of sizes and weights. Pricing can range from $3 to $20 per piece.
Where to buy track: Any Home Improvement Store such as Home Depot (shown in the last picture) or Industrial Metal Supply or onlinemetals.com
Features and Benefits
- Machined out of 6061-T6 aluminum.
- Eight 3/8"-16 tapped mounts.
- Mitchell Mount System.
- 1.8" platform height.
- Designed to accept any medium and large format camera systems.