Camera or Video accessory that follows your movement. Minimizes independent film production cost and enables high end video techniques.
Make Sure You Are Caught On Camera
Have you ever wished you had an extra assistant to operate a camera in the video you are making? Have you ever handed your camera to a stranger and asked them to take a photo or video of you and your family/friends and it turned out horrible? Have you ever dreamt of having a film crew that could follow you around your home or office so you could make your own independent reality show? Or are you an independent outdoor adventure traveler that wants to share photos and videos of you in remote places - and even though you try to convince the bears and deer to shoot the picture or video they just do not cooperate!
Well now you can solve all those problems with the Follow Me Cinesystem.
This small modular unit fits on top of any tripod and is designed to track your movement. Simply add your camera to the top of Follow Me Cinesystem and attach the Follow Me Sensor somewhere on your body. The system will pan to keep you in the center of the picture or video.
You can even use Follow Me Cinesystem with popular Kickstarter products like rolling tripods called Cineskates developed by Justin Jensen shown below.
Or you can even use the Follow Me Cinesystem with an iPhone accessory called GLIF that enables you to mount it to a tripod . This is a great KickStarter product that allows you take your HD video capabilities of your iPhone and let it follow you in your independent video projects.
Can you imagine attaching a Bluetooth remote headset to your iPhone, attaching your iPhone to a GLIF camera mount, attaching the GLIF to the Follow Me Cinesystem, and then attaching that to the Cineskates rolling tripod!!??? You could have the iPhone camera rolling either towards you or away from you and the Follow Me Cinesystem will keep you in the center of the frame and will pick up your remote audio with the Bluetooth headset. You can even use Voice Camera Pro to remotely control your iPhone camera with voice commands!
So even with your HD mobile phone you can have a tool that can help you become the next Oscar nominee.
Follow Me Cinesystem Includes
- One (1) Follow Me Gyro Control box that will measure about 2.5" square by 1.5" thick with a rechargeable AA battery pack. This is a Pan ultrasonic motion controller that can use a standard iPhone charger or USB cable to charge the batteries (battery lasts 2 hours). The prototype shown in the video is about 2X bigger than the final design.
- One (1) Follow Me Tracker with replaceable and rechargeable AA battery. You can wear this around your waist or attach it to a lanyard you picked up at a tradeshow and wear it around your neck.
How will funds be used?
We have completed basic prototyping to confirm that the Follow Me Cinesystem can work consistently and repeatedly in almost any environment. Our ultrasonic tracking system is very sensitive to how it is packaged so we have to use very precise injection molded tooling to house the piece parts. The funding pays for only a small portion of the the final engineering and tooling cost as well as the final tooling for the electronic control board and silent dynamic servo development that enables 360 degree panning abilities.
I am asking for your help to offset some of these cost so I can offer this solution to as many budding artists as possible.
Why is this product for you?
The Follow Me Cinesystem is a smart solution for people with brilliant and quirky cinematic ideas. I believe this system could help propel your cinematic career.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $10,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on January 9, 2012.
Dec 10, 2011 - Jan 9, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
For $10 you can be a part of the independent film movement and can say that you are a patron of the cinematic arts. Your contribution could help sponsor the next Oscar Nominee.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $125 or more
By pledging $125 you will receive a Follow Me Cinesystem when the production products are complete in May 2012.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $500 or more
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By pledging $500 you will be one of five people that receives the first Follow Me Cinesystem products. This award will also feature unlimited phone and email support in the use of the technology and how to maximize its performance.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $2,500 or more
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By pledging $2500 you will be one of two people that takes part in the final product development process for mechanical design. Your input will help design this product. You will receive the first prototype system, you will also receive a pre-production system, and finally you will receive a production unit - a total of three (3) systems. You will be named on our website as "Product Designer/Collaborator"Estimated delivery: Jan 2012