What is the Dutti Dolly?

The Dutti Dolly is a simple but elegant design that is expanding the versatility of the common dolly shot. Born on-set, it has evolved directly from the demands of cinematographers to either get low or move in tight spaces without sacrificing stability. James Saldutti, a Dolly Grip known as ‘Dutti’ in the Hollywood community, began developing this dolly nearly 15 years ago. Since that time, the Dutti Dolly has been used on hundreds of feature films, television shows and commercials.

Through a partnership with Matthews, the Dutti Dolly is now commercially available. The design has been refined with a sturdy 1/2″ thick rectangular CNC’d aluminum platform and a built-in Mitchell mount. Measuring 20” x 24”, it rolls extremely low to the ground at just under 2” in height while remaining incredibly stable whether riding directly on smooth surfaces, or on rails. Its 8 inline skate wheels and universal stand brackets allow it ride smoothly on speed rail or on tubing found in a local hardware store such as round, square, angle or PVC. It’s perfect for smaller or traveling productions where fast set-ups are required and equipment is limited.

Despite its small size, Dutti Dolly remains incredibly stable and adaptable. It can be mounted on the ground, on stands or apple boxes, over or underslung without the wobble seen on other small dollies. The compact footprint is easy to set-up and transport, yet large and durable enough for standing or sitting applications, and is compatible with mounting tripods, bazookas, tilt plates and other accessories. There is no other dolly in the world like it.

Key Features:

– Less than 2” riding height (on or off track) for extreme low angles
– Fits in tight spaces (airplane and bus isles, church pews, etc.)
– Compatible with common hardware store track options (round, square, angle, PVC)
– No track required – rolls directly on any smooth surface
– Seat option for ride-on capability
– Perfect for dolly step offs using handheld, steady-cam or gimbal systems

– Direct mount tripods, bazookas, tilt plates and other adapters
– Mounts either over or underslung
– Size and weight provide stability for hard whip pans and quick tilts
– Tapped 3/8” holes for endless rigging possibilities
– Mount multiple dollies together tandem or side by side
– Removable wheel covers for easy maintenance

Specifications:

– Weight: 25 lbs. (11.3 kg)
– Capacity: 800 lbs. (363 kg)
– Dimensions: 20” x 24” x 3.5” (50.8cm x 61cm x 8.9cm)
– Platform Height: 1.75” (4.4cm)
– Center Mount: Mitchell System
– Mounting points: (14) 3/8” tapped mounts
– Material: Machined 6061 T-6 aluminum
– Finish: Non-reflective type 2 hard anodize
– Wheels: (8) Inline Skate

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Matthews DuttiDolly Seismic Brewing Co. BTS from JJ Osbun on Vimeo.