It’s not hard to drastically increase the production value in your videos by adding a camera slide to your shot — in fact, [Derek] shows us how to make a decent camera slide using parts from IKEA for less than $30.
The hack makes use of a cutting board, glider and hook accessories, a triple curtain rail, and two ceiling fixtures. The ceiling fixtures are simply used to make a mount for the curtain rail to rest on. [Derek] shows us an easy way to make the carriage with some careful drilled holes in the cutting board — he’s added a 3D printed tripod head for mounting the camera, but really you can use whatever you want.
It’s a pretty simple and easy to build rig, and the results are quite impressive — just check out the following video to see!
We love these hacks that make use of IKEA products, because it takes advantage of material that would normally be expensive — but since it’s mass produced for IKEA, it generally ends up being rather cheap to use! We’ve seen a Rostock 3D printer made from IKEA shelving, a simple GoPro panning time-lapse setup made from an IKEA timer, and even a printing press made from an IKEA chest of drawers!