Movie Camera Prop

 

Prop movie camera on dolly platform

Prop movie camera on dolly platform

A recent project involved making a very simple movie camera prop for a theatre production. The camera had to look as if it was built from bits and pieces by children playing movie makers.

The camera body was a simple plywood box with bits of PVC pipe, rubber sink plugs and brick vents attached. It was attached to a metal tripod which was attached to a dolly base. The base has swivel castors so the unit can be easily moved about on stage.

Side view of the movie camera body

Side view of the movie camera body

Detail of the tripod and dolly base

Detail of the tripod and dolly base

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