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Offbeat Earth | Earth and All The Offbeat Things That Happen On It HOLLYWOOD - Dollies The portable MICRODOLLY Basic Kit Camera Dolly and Dolly Track System is purpose built for crews that must travel light and set up quick. It weighs only 10 pounds (4.5 kg) and fits into a Soft Case only 34 inches (86 cm) long. The Track is spring loaded and snaps together as it is unfolded. The Dolly with 13 feet (4 m) of Track can be set up in less than two minutes and will carry a video camera or film camera weighing up to 100 pounds (45 kg). Silent, smooth, bump free camera moves can be accomplished much quicker than with conventional dollies and dolly equipment. The MICRODOLLY Camera Dolly System is precision built portable camera equipment for durability as well as ease of setup. The Camera Dolly & Track Kit includes one "T"-Bar Dolly, 13 Feet (4m) of camera dolly Track, two 13 foot Track Pads, one Dozen Track Shims, one Ratchet Tie-down, one Wheel Wrench Tool, one Track Bumper and one Custom Soft Case. Net Weight: 10 lbs. (4.53 kg) Net Weight: 4 lbs. (1.81 kg)

Fresh Pics Best Street Art of 2011 - StumbleUpon December 27, 2011 | 72 Comments » | Topics: Art, Pics Hot Stories From Around The Web Other Awesome Stories The Chromatic Typewriter | Colossal - StumbleUpon Washington-based painter Tyree Callahan modified a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter, replacing the letters and keys with color pads and hued labels to create a functional “painting” device called the Chromatic Typewriter. Callahan submitted the beautiful typewriter as part of the 2012 West Prize competition, an annual art prize that’s determined by popular vote. I don’t know how practical painting an image with a color typewriter is, but if Keira Rathbone can do it… (via dark silence in suburbia)

How to make modeling clay How to make modeling clay at home. – Looking for something to do with the kids, how about making some modeling clay at home? Below you will find 4 easy to make at home clay recipes .. Mix together: * 2 1/2 cups flour * 1 cup salt * 1 cup water * Food coloring, optional Store in refrigerator. Mix and cook over low heat until mixture thickens: * 1 cup salt * 1 cup flour * 1 cup water * Food coloring, optional Cool before using. Combine over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture becomes stiff and comes away from sides of pot: * 1 cup salt * 4 tablespoons oil * 2 cups flour * 4 tablespoons cream of tartar * 2 cups water * Food coloring Store in a closed container or plastic bag. Mix: * 1 cup cornstarch * 2 cups bicarbonate of soda * 1 1/2 cups cold water * Food coloring Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture is dough like. Photo Credit: kraifreedom |

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