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$1,189
pledged of $60,000pledged of $60,000 goal
34
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, July 29 2014 3:37 AM UTC +00:00

About

The actual color of the Dixie Grip will be black.  The white/ivory colored product you see here are simply prototypes of the product.

The Dixie Grip provides comfort, greater stability, and increased versatility to using your hotshoe mounted photography and cinematography equipment. The rotating head of the Dixie Grip has a built in locking mechanism that quickly locks in place at a number of different angles.  The Dixie Grip performs 3 main functions:

1. Comfortable hand holding and maneuvering of tons of hotshoe and coldshoe mounted accessories. 

2. Traditional boom or light-stand mounting of your gear (you name it! - mics, speedlights, mini HD cameras, etc.)

3. Sturdy mount for positioning gear on a flat surfaces.

So exactly how does it work?  We thought it best to show the product functions and features in video form. So, here you go:

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Here's what a couple of other pro's have to say about the product, after using it:

Christopher Barr (www.christopherbarr.com):

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Brandt Photography (www.brandphoto.net):

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Like we did in the main video above, one can use the Dixie Grip, a speedlight, a simple modifier (in these examples a 40" shoot-through umbrella), and a wireless trigger system for a lightweight solution to controlled lighting for those on-location shoots. Here's a few examples:

Portfolio Example
Portfolio Example
Headshot Example
Headshot Example
Wedding Example
Wedding Example

It all started with a cheap wireless trigger we bought off eBay.  A whole new world of photographic lighting possibilities opened up to us through that trigger, and we discovered how much fun it was to shoot with lights.  Since we worked as a team, it typically made sense for one of us to shoot and the other to man the lighting.  We used a 3' x 4' softbox for quite some time, but after lugging it, the massive light stand, heavy battery and cumbersome cable around for over a year, decided we needed a more nimble solution. 

Many of you are familiar with the inexpensive coupler brackets you can buy off Amazon that connects an umbrella, hotshoe flash, and lightstand together.  With only the umbrella and flash attached, we began hand-holding this coupler during photo shoots.  The lighting results were great; the only problem was, since it wasn't intended for handheld use, the various knobs and hardware that stuck out the sides made it uncomfortable to hold in our hands.  And thus was born the Dixie Grip.

Here are some awesome (semi-awesome??) illustrations that we did to show other ways to use it for photographic lighting...Rim light, hair light, boom it, put it on a lightstand, put it on the ground...heck this how we use it.  How would you use it??? Cinematographers and Extreme-HD Camera-junkies...feel free to chime in here.  

Ground it, boom it
Ground it, boom it

 Other stuff to mount??!!  We think so.

Mount it
Mount it

Wonder why we aren't offering this internationally (yet)?? Other questions about our product or campaign? Check out the FAQ's first.  If you're question isn't addressed there, drop us a line!  

Thank you for your support!

Risks and challenges

One of the members of our team is a product development engineer who is well versed in dealing with factories. That being the case, we are aware of the many obstacles facing the creation of any new product. These include but are no limited to the following:

Factory producing product that does not meet specifications
Communication with overseas vendors
Managing schedules and funds

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