How To Build A Camera Cart For Under $250

Cameras get all the credit but the real unsung hero of any functioning set has got be the hard working tools that transport things from place to place. Ryan E. Walters shows how he “pimped” a utility cart into a working camera cart.

I love working with a camera cart on set. It is the easiest and quickest way to keep all of the camera equipment organized, provide a working space, as well as move it around on location. My regular 1st AC, Jerry Turner, has one of the better camera carts out there. (And he even has a place to put my coffee cup. Although I’m sure that is more for self-preservation and sanity than it is for me :) ). Nothing can replace the well built cart he has.

However, there are times when I’m working on a smaller production, and I have to work solo. It is exactly for these situations that I came up with my $250 solution. Here is how you can do the same …
I’ll be the first to admit that this cart doesn’t replace Jerry’s cart. It is not as robust, or fully featured as the real thing. But the budget levels that this cart gets used on are not as robust or full-featured either. So you get what you pay for. 

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