MYT Works Constellation Shooting Star & Verti-Lift

MYT Works was showing its new Constellation Shooting Star and Verti-Lift at Cine Gear 2024 in Los Angeles. These are quite unique and innovative systems that were designed for horizontal and vertical camera motion. The whole concept behind these products was to make a portable camera dolly system that can be utilized in spots where traditional larger dolly systems can’t go.

The Constellation Shooting Star is a hybrid camera dolly system that combines the comfort and control of a studio-scale dolly, with the portability of a skater. Its namesake 18 wheels are configured in spring-loaded groups, which yield additional stability and smooth motion on both straight and circular tracks.

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The distinctive spring loaded wheel design allows for buttery smooth linear motion, enhanced start/stop control and a better feel for camera moves on both straight and curved tracks.

The CSS18 runs on 12” or 24” tracks, as well as in floor and doorway dolly setups. The system was very impressive and it looks like a lot of thought went into the design process.

Its modular design incorporates MYT Works’ patented 3-in-1 technology and exclusive “Quatripod Mode,” which allows the dolly to be lifted off the track to stand alone, without unmounting the camera.

Key accessories include an adjustable swivel seat, telescopic legs, and a footrest for operator support.

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Weighing under 100 lbs, the CSS18 is being touted as the first truly portable camera dolly that can be set up by one person and transported in a large Pelican case.

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The Verti-Lift is a vertical camera lifting device engineered for precise and silent vertical camera movement.

It can be configured with a motor and module controllers, and/or a manual hand crank. Depending on the size chosen, it can be mounted below or even above the camera head. By bringing the ability to fine-tune camera height close to the camera itself, operators can work more ergonomically, without the need to adjust floor-level supports.

Both systems are backwards compatible with existing MYT Works lines as well as standard third-party gear, providing filmmakers with new options for precise, modular camera movement. A range of sizes and accessories are available for both systems, serving a range of camera sizes and creative needs (narrative, commercial, broadcast, live event, VFX, unscripted).

Price & Availability

Production begins this summer. Purchases can be made direct from MYT Works. For more information regarding deposits, purchasing, and financing options, visit www.mytworks.com.

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