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Intro by Philip Bloom:

With the advent of DSLRs shooting video, sliders have become an essential part of any filmmakers kit. The ability to do small dolly moves can make your shot so much more cinematic.

I have been using various sliders for almost two years and none of them ever fulfilled my needs completely. Too heavy, not smooth enough etc...

The Kessler Cineslider™ has been by far the greatest slider I have ever used with two downsides for me. The size and weight. I fly a lot and it is simply too big without its own case and it needs support on either end ideally or a heavy duty tripod. I often use lightweight tripods and wanted the design of the Cineslider™ combined with the weight of the Kessler Pocket Dolly™. The Pocket Dolly™ V2 is a superb dolly but I personally missed the features of the Cineslider™.

I suggested this to Eric Kessler and he came up with this, the "Philip Bloom Signature Series Pocket Dolly™", very flattering to have a piece of gear named after you but even better to now have the ultimate lightweight slider finally available. This really is it...a pocket Cineslider™, with the same movement and design features like drag control, integrated crank and different speed ratio all in one beautifully designed package. It comes complete with outrigger feet, flat head tripod adaptor and nifty case. It is also totally compatible with the Elektra drive and Oracle system meaning you can motorize your movements both in real time and for timelapses.

This is the best piece of kit I have ever used and I am incredibly proud for it be the first piece of gear to ever bear my name!

Philip Bloom

The Philip Bloom Signature Series Pocket Dolly™ is a hybrid slider that combines the lightweight portable rail & carriage system of our standard Pocket Dolly™ with the adjustable arc diameter handle and drag control of our CineSlider™. Features include drag control and locking, handle with adjustable arc diameter for ultimate movement control, smooth rolling precision stainless steel ball bearing wheels, and multple mounting options.

The Philip Bloom Signature Series Pocket Dolly™ is smoother than other linear sliders due to our ball bearing wheel design. Plus, with the belt drive you have the option to go to full automation with our elektraDRIVE system that boasts features like time lapse, memory/motion playback, digital dampening and many more options that will make getting that perfect shot easy.

The elektraDRIVE Motor Drive options are available for the Philip Bloom Signature Series Pocket Dolly ™. Visit the elektraDRIVE page for options.

The Philip Bloom Signature Series Pocket Dolly™ is available in three lengths: Standard, Traveler or Mini.

Also available in a Red, Black or a custom Burl Wood finish.

Standard size

"Great for time-lapse, actually the best of the three for time-lapse, but not the best one for hand manual operation or for traveling. The 3 foot struggles to go in most suitcases, I put mine in a snowboard bag, but if you don’t fly much it’s the most versatile, though it has two big caveats. One I have already mentioned, the other is that mounting it on a tripod can be tricky due to its length, and this means that manual operation can be a bit tricky. I recommend a tripod at each end, or just on one end with a monopod or light stand at the other. It does need extra support as it’s long. If you have a heavy duty tripod or a Hercules head, then you can use just one." - Philip Bloom

- Length: 41.5" (105.4cm)

- Weight: 7 pounds (3.2kg)

- Travel: 31" (78.7cm)

- Load Capacity: 15 lbs. (6.8kg)

Traveler size

"..is the best compromise of the three. Just long enough for timelapse…I use it all the time…Perfect length for travelling as it goes in my suitcase no problems. Also fits on one tripod perfectly (well a video tripod that is!). So little balance issues here. This is the one I recommend to most. It’s fantastic!" - Philip Bloom

- Length: 29.5" (74.9cm)

- Weight: 6 pounds (2.7kg)

- Travel: 19" (58.4cm)

- Load Capacity: 15 lbs. (6.8kg)

Mini size

"..is new and what I have been using on the shoots below. I don’t recommend this for timelapse as it’s a bit too short but for video this is brilliant. Long enough for those reveals and great for transportation. I am in love with the black Bloom mini and I use it on everything now…much to the upset of the bigger ones!" - Philip Bloom

- Length: 24" (61cm)

- Weight: 5.3 pounds (2.4kg)

- Travel: 13" (33cm)

- Load Capacity: 15 lbs. (6.8kg)

The Philip Bloom Signature Series Pocket Dolly™ comes as a kit with the following items.

- Philip Bloom Signature Series Pocket Dolly™ (Standard, Traveler or Mini)

- Self-Adhesive Measuring Tape

- Outrigger Feet with Bag

- Flat Mount Adapter (provides 3/8"-16 threaded mounting stud)

- Custom Padded Soft Case


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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

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Phili[ Bloom Pocket Dolly December 18, 2014
Reviewer: Tommy from Hilton Head Island, SC United States  
Great product!  This slider is constructed with high-quality materials; feels solid.  Only used it a few times so far, but the results were stellar.  I shot both outdoors and indoors and it was a snap to set it up. All shots were steadfast and smooth when using this slider.  This now becomes a go-to effect in all my videos.

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