50-Dollar Follow Focus 1

Follow Focus equipment can be very expensive, often costing upwards of $1,000. Wiley Davis has been brainstorming however, and the fruits of his labor are available on Kickstarter.  Wiley has managed to create a cost effective ($50) follow focus that appears to work like clockwork – with movement as smooth as avocado.  Tasty.

The system is very simple and although it doesn’t look like it will allow big pulls in focus, for short focus pulls, it looks to perform very well.  Costing 1/20 of what a standard follow focus unit costs, that may just be something I’m willing to live with.  Combined with a CineSlider, production values have just been significantly increased.  Check out the vid below…

 

$50 pull focus

 

 

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