My Visit To Kessler Crane
Last week was another exciting week. In addition to all the work we're doing to keep production on schedule, we've been replying to each and every one of the hundreds of emails we've received from excited filmmakers. They just can't wait to get their hands on an Aviator Travel JIb. One email in particular was especially interesting. It was from Eric Kessler, owner of Kessler Crane.
I'm a longtime fan of Kessler Crane gear, so it was quite an honor to get his email. He said all kinds of nice things about The Aviator. And he wanted a sneak peek, so he flew me to his factory in Indiana.
Eric and his amazing team of guys were super nice. It was great meeting with them and seeing all their incredible manufacturing capabilities (huge CNC machines for instance). I even got to see their new Fusion 3 axis motion control system in action. So nice!
We talked about family, industry friends, making movies, and of course cranes and jibs. Eric and his team got to play around with the most recent prototype of The Aviator and really give it a thorough inspection.
It was very rewarding to get such positive feedback from experienced industry leaders.
A huge thanks to Eric and his amazing team at Kessler Crane!
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Clip It! - Pack of 4 Nice Clip Lens Cap Clips (from our first Kickstarter project) - at a huge discount! That’s practically 50% off. (Includes US shipping - add $10 for international.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Student Level - This is the same super light, super strong, super compact and fast set-up jib but without the bells and whistles. It is for the jib ONLY. It does NOT include: the bag, fluid pan base, mounting hardware, bubble levels, or ballast bag. Students only please. (Includes US shipping - add $35 for international.)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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The Aviator Travel Jib - Back this project now to get the full travel jib kit at a huge savings. The kit INCLUDES The Aviator Travel Jib with fluid pan base, the high end padded bag, mounting hardware, bubble levels, and ballast bag. We are expecting to retail this kit for $525 including shipping. (Add $45 for international shipping.)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Can’t wait? Be one of the first 100 people in the world to get your very own Aviator Travel Jib. This is the full Aviator kit like the one above. But you’ll get it first. (Includes US shipping - add $45 for international.)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Carbon Fiber Edition - Just like The Aviator Travel Jib kit, but even lighter! The rods are made from 8 core Stealth Carbon Fiber. Includes a special edition padded bag along with the fluid pan base, mounting hardware, bubble levels, and ballast bag. (Includes US shipping - add $45 for international.)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Carbon Paradise - Back us today at this level and get everything in the Carbon Fiber Edition level and we’ll also include a genuine 3 Legged Thing carbon fiber “Eric” tripod with padded case. (Includes US shipping - add $65 for international.)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012