The Ferrari 360 Modena and the indiSLIDERmini

Posted by Frank
KWIKFILMS recently acquired an IndiSLIDERmini to use for our car shoots. The test car, a modified Ferrari 360 Modena comes alive with the added movement. The indiSLIDERmini really takes advantage of the frame by adding dolly moves and gives the video an upscale and polished look. With a little help from the "smoothcam" effect in Final Cut Pro 7, highly sought after low-angle dolly moves are now possible without breaking the bank.

Let us know what you think about the indiSLIDERmini video by leaving us a comment. If you're interested in having a video produced using the indiSLIDERmini, please contact us here.


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Posted on: 3/2/2010 at 12:46 PM
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Creative Inspiration: Introducing the IndiSLIDERMini

Posted by Joel
We found a Honda Civic video that caught our eye on YouTube. This wasn't any ordinary car video. The camera movements were very smooth and blended with the music really well. It made a seemingly ordinary modified Honda Civic to something unforgettable. The slow camera pans created a mood.

After reading the comments we discovered the IndiSLIDERMini by Studio 4 Productions was used to create this effect. The slider has become very popular among indie filmmakers making it easy to create what is often referred to as a "reveal shot". A reveal shot is where the camera is positioned close behind an object then smoothly slid over to reveal a more expansive view.

The indiSLIDERmini is a complete camera sliding system that has an integral camera mount and is light enough to attach directly to a tripod head. With a starting price of $99, the indiSLIDERmini is the most affordable slider. The slider would add more dimensions and variety to our car video projects. We decided to purchase the indiSLIDERmini DELUXE.

Stay tuned for a KWIKFILMS full length review of the indiSLIDERmini DELUXE.

The Yellow Honda Civic


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Posted on: 2/28/2010 at 5:07 PM
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