If you’re into DSLR filmmaking then I’m sure you’re familiar with Camera Sliders. They come in all shapes and sizes and in most cases they can be pretty large, heavy and need a lot of accessories to setup.
Earlier this week, I came across this Kickstarter Project called the Nebo Slider by Capture Beyond Limits. The Nebo Slider is claiming to be “The world’s most lightweight and portable motion controlled slider for video and timelapse photography.”
The design of Nebo Slider is very impressive with how it packs up and sets up so quickly. It’s made with carbon fiber and aluminum and features accessories like the motorized motion-controlled camera option.
I think sliders can really add a lot of production value to a film production! These types of tools help filmmakers and photographers be more creative. The Nebo Slider is definitely a very innovated and lightweight design which features multiple setup options to offer filmmakers all sorts of creative options when shooting on location.
At first glance, the starting price of the Nebo Slider may seem a little high (costing about $100 less than something like the Kessler Pocket Dolly V2.0) But it’s the Nebo Slider’s “portability” that is really what you’re investing in. The Kessler Pocket Dolly V2.0 weighs in at 7.5 pounds on it’s 38″ version, the Nebo Slider weighs in at under 3.2 pounds for the motorized version, and under 2.3 pounds for the non-motorized version.
I’ve come to realize the simple fact that if I don’t take my gear with me… I won’t use it. Versatile, lightweight and portable gear always seems to work out to be the best investment for me with my video production and filmmaking tool bag and the Nebo Slider seems to hit all of those marks to be portable, easy to use, and offer multiple functions and setups.
Check out this kickstarter, when you get a chance, and read over all the specs and details, it might be the tool that you’re looking for! For you DIY filmmakers who are a little tight on funds, this design might also inspire you to come up with a cool design of your own!
Nebo Motion Controlled Slider: The World’s Lightest Slider by Capture Beyond Limits