About this project
A Dynamic Tool
This ain't your momma's camera dolly. Well, if your momma had a camera dolly, this wouldn't be it. Okay, let's forget about your momma for a second and just move on. ZipShooter™ is a truly dynamic tool; it is not for the faint of heart or even the mildly weak of heart.
It can serve as a linear dolly, a curved dolly, an under-sling dolly, and can even convert into a variety of hand and shoulder support rigs. Not only that, but ZipShooter™ will fold compactly into virtually any gear bag.
A Robust Design
ZipShooter™ was built to have a diverse range of uses - which means it can support a wide range of camera shapes, sizes, and weights up to 20lbs.
The ZipShooter™ takes the concept of a portable camera dolly and launches it into a whole new dimension! It is the only device available that combines straight tracking and radial tracking movements, elevated and ultra-low undersling shooting, tabletop and shoulder-mount configurations, all in a unit that can support up to 20 lbs and still immediately break down into any gear bag. It is the ultimate shooter's tool at a price that is affordable for both the professional or the enthusiast.
Funding Goal and Manufacturing Schedule
Our funding goal of $25,000 is calculated to be just enough to cover the cost of materials, CNC machining, anodizing, assembly and packaging for the first production run. Our special edition units will be manufactured first and will ship out in August. The standard edition ZipShooter™ will begin shipping a couple weeks later. Each and every ZipShooter™ will be manufactured and hand assembled right here in Western North Carolina for the utmost in precision and quality. The final shipping product may differ slightly from the prototype photos and video here as improvements are always in the works. The ZipShooter™ will be delivered assembled and ready to use. Comes with the ball-head as shown.
Engadget - "If you're tired of shaky-vision in your films the ZipShooter might be your secret weapon"
Latest-IN - "the ZipShooter is one of the best things we’ve seen popup on KickStarter in a long time!"
Ultra Unboxing - "Just by watching the video below, I was blown away by how versatile the ZipShooter is"
VideoMaker - "the versatility of this device looks extremely useful"
Tog Tech - "Professional camera dolly systems are often too expensive for the average photographer, but the ZipShooter may just change that trend"
Consumer Electronics Net - "A professional compact camera dolly system crafted with superior materials and designed with immense flexibility in mind"
Yahoo News - "The ZipShooter does circles around the competition"
Production Update #1:
Here are a few quick images of our custom fabricated articulating legs. These bad boys are constructed of high grade stainless steel with an aluminum shell. They are a massive upgrade from our original prototypes, and are integral to the beefy strength and future modularity of the ZipShooter system. These arms will allow for quick removal of wheels and addition of future accessories (think shoulder mount, hand grips, etc!). Note that these images were taken prior to anodizing - final product will be fully finished.
here are a few unique ZipShooter™ shooting configurations (using an early prototype). These demonstrate what the ZipShooter™ can do even when it isn't using its wheels!
And here is a glimpse of an early ZipShooter™ prototype performing "under pressure".
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