THE 6-FOOT SILENT MINI SLIDER™
& 6-FOOT LINKING MINI SLIDER™
The 6-Foot Mini Slider was rigged vertically to capture all the action in the latest Transformers movie.
You can’t go wrong with the 6-Foot Mini Slider. It offers the filmmaker instant creative opportunities and gives the camera operator and grips the tool to meet those challenges quickly and safely.
The 6-Foot Mini Slider has the same design as the 5-Foot Mini Slider, only it offers 12 inches more camera movement.
STANDARD WIDE-CHANNEL SLIDER OR MINI?
The biggest difference between our conventional Sliders (with 12-inch wide channels) and the 5-Foot and 6-Foot Mini Sliders (with 8-inch wide channels) is the footprint. The conventional wide-channel Slider is heavier, and is therefore particularly suited for camera car work and second dolly or multiple camera applications. Both wide and narrow channels in 5-foot, 6-foot, or 8-foot lengths offer sliding Mitchell and junior mounting points along the channel for rigging convenience.
The Mini Slider is so light that transporting it is easy for even the smallest crew.
Because the Mini-Sliders are narrower, they are considerably lighter in weight and require less space. How much lighter? We'll let this picture tell the story. Having all these size, weight and length options helps the filmmaker custom fit the correct Slider for your project.
SILENT OR LINKING?
The 6-Foot Silent Mini Slider uses the same bearings and rails as our other non-linking models, providing that effortless ice-on-ice camera slide that customers expect for seamless starts and stops. The 6-Foot Silent Mini Slider (with square bearings) offers 66 inches of camera movement. This is a great choice for most typical applications.
The 6-Foot Linking Mini Slider (with round bearings) can be quickly and easily linked together for much longer runs. This option is currently available only in 6-foot increments, but we will be offering shorter units to help you achieve intermediate lengths in the near future. The
6-Foot Linking Mini Sliders can be used with our motion control system or completely manual if desired. Having the ability to quickly lengthen the run adds more options to your shooting arsenal.
PLEASE NOTE: You must specifically request the 6-Foot Linking Mini Sliders if you wish to connect them.
The 6-Foot Mini Slider can be used for standard horizontal shots or rigged diagonally (see photo to the left) or vertically (as shown at the top of the page) for that elevator type of camera rise.
Both kinds of 6-Foot Mini Sliders can be underslung for those special car rigs or other creative shots (see photos to the left and below).
NOTE: Some special application camera shots may require additional rigging accessories, so please specify the intended use when ordering.
The 6-Foot Mini Slider is very handy when you need to maximize the length of travel, but need to scale down on the width and the weight. Its narrow channel is perfect for placing the camera between car seats and its lighter weight helps when hanging the camera in difficult locations. Directors and cinematographers alike use this tool to design shots that were previously too time consuming or too impractical to be added to the shot list. When you need a bit more slide on your shot, ask for the 6-Foot Mini Slider.