Herb Ault (left), Key Grip, inventor, and president of Grip Trix Inc, with Fred Winters at Cine Gear Expo NY. Grip Trix builds electric powered camera dollies in their North Hollywood facility. Right now, they’re rented in LA, NY, Chicago and Detroit. Why electric? Herb explained, “Nothing else has the torque. You can go from 0 to 40 faster than anything else. And they’re totally quiet.”
The Shadow Tracker is a 4-wheel drive electric camera platform for camera tracking shots or quick camera setups. Steadicam, jib arms or medium telescopic cranes like the Technocrane 15 mount to on-board posts. Shadow Tracker is as at home on New York pavement as on the dunes at Pismo Beach, California.