The Shaft is a camera stabilizer used by cinematographers and videographers to get amazingly smooth moving footage.
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What's The Shaft
The Shaft is a camera stabilizer I developed and fined tuned over a period of 20 plus years. It works with almost any camera on the market. I designed it to be light weight, super compact and extremely stable in operation. As a cinematographer and network television cameraman I travel all over the world, filming in locations that prohibit me from using large specialized equipment. However, The Shaft has eliminated that problem by making it possible for me to produce amazing footage that would otherwise require equipment costing many thousands of dollars. Having built The Shaft in my garage for friends and colleagues, it has been used to film shows like Deadliest Catch and The Rest of Everest for networks like Discovery, ESPN and many others. Weighing in at just 2.7 lbs and taking up almost no space, The Shaft is the perfect tool to take your film or video to the next level.
As a Backer of The Shaft Kickstarter project you'll be responsible for helping to make The Shaft available to everyone. The goal of the project is to acquire enough funds to take production out of my garage and into mass production so I can reduce the cost and make it available to anyone who wants it. With your pledge we'll be able to offer The Shaft to those who want to get great footage for a fraction of the price of most stabilizers. Thanks in advance for your help!
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How easy is it to use?
The Shaft is so simple to use, you'll be amazed at how quickly you're able to create incredibly smooth footage the moment you put your hands on it.
The Shaft is machined from aircraft quality aluminum using exacting specs for optimum performance.
How Does it Work?
The Shaft works off the simple principles of gravity and inertia to keep the camera level and steady, while dampening any movement made by the operator. Precision bearing stabilization inside The Shaft allows the operator to keep the camera oriented in the direction he or she want, even during dramatic movement by the operator.
Who Uses the Shaft?
Professionals and ametures enjoy the quality performance The Shaft has to offer. It has been used to film everything from feature films, network TV series and action sports for ESPN to even weddings and family videos.
When Can I Get It?
As soon as The Shaft is funded by Kickstarter we will begin production. We expect our first round of production to be complete and shipped by the end of June. Of course we are allowing additional time, so as not to disappoint anyone, so shipping may begin even sooner than we expect. All the footwork has been done to assure the manufacturing process works, and as a test we've already made a run of 60 Shafts with great success!
Yes! For those of you who own a camera that's super small or doesn't have a handle you can order The Shaft with a Cradle mount instead of the standard handle mount bracket.
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Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
You'll get a link to my "Tips from the Pros" video, in which you'll learn some of my closest secrets to filming network television. Thank you for backing The Shaft!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or moreYou selected
You'll get a link to my "Tips fro the Pros" training, a link to a Network TV show I filmed using The Shaft in Alaska and an official "I Got the Shaft" t-shirt. Include $10 for shipping outside the USA.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $195 or moreYou selected
You'll get The Shaft camera stabilizer. Add $25 for shipping outside the USA.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or moreYou selected
You'll get a precision machined Shaft, the same kind used by cameramen who've filmed for Discovery and ESPN. I'll also include a link to my "How To" video that will show you how to properly operate the Shaft. Add $25 for shipping outside the USA.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $295 or moreYou selected
You'll get a signed, limited edition Shaft, plus a link to my "Tips from the Pros" video, a link to my "How To" video, and an official "I Got the Shaft" t-shirt. Add $25 for shipping outside the USA.Estimated delivery:
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