The Lil-Mule is an intuitive new professional dolly for creating arced or linear camera moves when shooting time-lapse movies and regular video clips. Developed by product designer and time-lapse enthusiast Warren Herndon, the Lil-Mule gives you a self-contained, motorised cart that makes straight or curved moves and can motor as far as the surface you set the shot up on will allow. “I wanted the motion control piece to be as simple as possible,’ Warren Says. “The controller for the Lil-Mule is a single knob which allows you to variably control the speed you are moving in the forward and backward direction. No math equations, no menu settings, just set up your shot and twist a knob to start moving.” The Lil-Mule project has already surpassed its minimum funding goal on crowd-funding site Kickstarter but you still have 10 days to offer your support in exchange for significant savings off the planned retail prices ($289 for the manual version, $689 for the motorised edition).
Website: Lil-Mule on Kickstarter