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The world's best portable camera dolly system - visit our website at http://www.zipshooter.com

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.

Endless configurability:

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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    This reward is for EVERYONE!! whether you are going to get a ZIP-Shooter™ or not, you can help support this project by spreading the word. Click LIKE on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ZipShooter or say something nice about us on Twitter @TheZIPShooter

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    for $45 you can get one of our limited edition ZIP-Shooter™ street beanie. Top quality beanie embroidered with the ZIP-Shooter™ logo. (add $12 for international shipping). All pledges are much appreciated and backers kept up to date on the status of the ZIP-Shooter™ and will be listed on a credits page on our website.

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    for $45 you can get one of our limited edition ZIP-Shooter™ ball caps. Top quality ball cap embroidered with the ZIP-Shooter™ logo. (add $12 for international shipping). All pledges are much appreciated and backers kept up to date on the status of the ZIP-Shooter™ and will be listed on a credits page on our website.

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    (3) SPECIAL EDITION CHOCOLATE BARS: Wild Bolivian criollo with fresh Italian black truffle and sea salt - by Middlebury Chocolates. These are 2 oz bars made in Middlebury, Vermont from rare, delicious, fairly traded cocoa beans! Your three limited edition bars will arrive in a special stamped cotton bag. Only 250 of these bars are produced each year, and we were able to secure 90... they are a true flavor indulgence! http://www.middleburychocolates.com

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: A complete ZIP-Shooter™ portable dolly system with Serial numbers 101 through 200. Projected to ship in September. (US Shipping included. Please add $35 for international shipping or $25 for shipping to Canada). Retail Price after Kickstarter will be $425. All pledges are much appreciated and backers kept up to date on the status of the ZIP-Shooter™ and will be listed on a credits page on our website.

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    LIMITED EDITION: Be the FIRST 100 in the world to receive your ZIP-Shooter™. The first 100 LIMITED EDITION ZIP-Shooter™ units will be hand assembled and laser engraved with serial number and inventors autograph. These units will be the first to ship out and are on schedule to ship in August. (US Shipping included. Please add $35 for international shipping or $25 for shipping to Canada). ONLY 100 of these Special Edition ZIP-Shooters will be available. All pledges are much appreciated and backers kept up to date on the status of the ZIP-Shooter™ and will be listed on a credits page on our website.

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    A complete ZIP-Shooter™ system plus a day with Paul Jackson. Inventor of the ZIP-Shooter™ and chief cinematographer at Four Seasons Films, Paul Jackson will spend a day with you at your shoot sharing with you his 15 years of cinematography knowledge and helping you get amazing shots with your new ZIP-Shooter™. Subject to availability on your shoot date. Take a look at http://www.fourseasonsfilms.com for a sample of his work. This reward includes airfare and accommodations to any location in the USA. International locations requires the cost of airfare to be added. All pledges are much appreciated and backers kept up to date on the status of the ZIP-Shooter™ and will be listed on a credits page on our website.

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