If you’re wanting to shoot a fancy-pants app video review or anything else that requires a few panning shots, there are all kinds of ways to rig up a functional dolly system. If you happen to own a GorillaPod SLR-Zoom tripod, then I’d recommend picking up a set of Cinetics miniSkates.
These three wheels attach to the “feet” of the GorillaPod, allowing it to smoothly glide around so you can capture all sorts of awesome panning shots. Circle around an object, slide closer or farther away, or even roll over the top of it — the only limit is your imagination.
The nicest part is just how portable the miniSkates are. When you’ve finished filming in motion, simply detach the wheels and toss them in your bag so you can use the GorillaPod to continue shooting in other ways. Add a Glif to the mix and you’ve got yourself quite a nice little mobile film studio.
The Cinetics miniSkates go for $45 on Amazon.