The Dutti Dolly is designed to move quickly, get low and fit into tight places other dollies can’t go. It is compact and easy to transport, yet large and durable enough for standing or sitting applications, and is compatible with mounting tripods, bazookas, tilt plates and other accessories.
Hollywood dolly grip James Saldutti created it for cinematographer James Muro ASC, who took it everywhere on Rush Hour 3 and now uses it on Longmire. “It simply makes for an intuitive operating experience,” said Muro.
It is simple to set up, meaning: “I can be in and out of the location quickly and still have a massive amount of production value, just as if I had all the big gear.”
“It is fantastic for small, tight working spaces,” said key grip Adrian Dominguez (Speechless, NCIS, Ray Donovan). “The design has allowed me to get low to the ground and also have full camera movement.
I’ve also found it very useful on handheld shows when the camera operators want to make a lateral move but don’t want to fight the wheel change of a traditional ‘butt dolly’.”
It is less than 5cm high, rides on eight inline skate wheels mounted in pairs to the 0.5-inch thick aluminium plate, and allows users to do hard whip pans and quick tilts because of its width, length and weight.
It rolls directly on any smooth surface, speed rail or on tubing found in a local hardware store.