A recent tutorial online shows us how we're able to take our video production with the use of a video slider. Often, camera sliders can cost hundreds of dollars, and can even break $1000 for a professional quality one. This latest tutorial shows you how you can make one in just an hour of time, and a mere $30 spent at your local Ikea.
We've reviewed quite a few sliders here on Fstoppers - some costing well over $1000. But even if you buy a $100 slider, this DIY solution will get you up and running for well under a third of that, leaving you with enough leftover money for 30 cups of coffee or a new pair of jeans. I wouldn't expect it to rival those constructed out of steel and with built in motors, but it should certainly help in a pinch.
The components below are all you need to get started and were purchased at Ikea for $28.48.
The image below shows the completed slider (on the right).
If you're into text instructions the maker of the video also made this Instructable.
If you don't live near an IKEA luckily all of these items can be purchased online. Here are the links to each item for a faster checkout on IKEA.
LEGITIM Chopping Board
KVARTAL Glider and hook
KVARTAL Triple curtain rail
KVARTAL Ceiling fixture (need 2 of these)
For the full tutorial, check out the article on it over at Instructables.
What DIY photo / video projects have you done? Tell us below in the comments.