The Dutti Dolly is a simple but elegant design that is expanding the versatility of the common dolly shot. Born on-set, it has evolved directly from the demands of cinematographers to either get low or move in tight spaces without sacrificing stability. James Saldutti, a Dolly Grip known as ‘Dutti’ in the Hollywood community, began developing this dolly nearly 15 years ago. Since that time, the Dutti Dolly has been used on hundreds of feature films, television shows and commercials.
Through a partnership with Matthews, the Dutti Dolly is now commercially available. The design has been refined with a sturdy 1/2" thick rectangular CNC'd aluminum platform and a built-in Mitchell mount. Measuring 20” x 24”, it rolls extremely low to the ground at just under 2” in height while remaining incredibly stable whether riding directly on smooth surfaces, or on rails. Its 8 inline skate wheels and universal stand brackets allow it ride smoothly on speed rail or on tubing found in a local hardware store such as round, square, angle or PVC. It’s perfect for smaller or traveling productions where fast set-ups are required and equipment is limited.
Despite its small size, Dutti Dolly remains incredibly stable and adaptable. It can be mounted on the ground, on stands or apple boxes, over or underslung without the wobble seen on other small dollies. The compact footprint is easy to set-up and transport, yet large and durable enough for standing or sitting applications, and is compatible with mounting tripods, bazookas, tilt plates and other accessories. There is no other dolly in the world like it.
Grid pipes and slider stands are also available at an additional rental fee.
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