Bendy, A tripod for Vloggers
Bendy, A tripod for Vloggers
Vlogging is a new art form that comes with new challenges, Bendy is the first tripod exclusively designed for Vloggers
Vlogging is a new art form that comes with new challenges, Bendy is the first tripod exclusively designed for Vloggers Read more
About this project
Hi my name is Jehu, I am a Los Angeles based Youtuber and Vlogger. I have been Vlogging for 6 months now and In that time I have discovered that you need 3 main tools to do it right. A good camera, a good microphone, and a good tripod. There are tons of good cameras out there, and RODE makes the best microphones for cameras but there seems to be a lack of a good Vlogging tripod. Like everyone else I, used one of the octopus looking Bendy tripods that sell for $100. Sadly these tripods just don't work for those of us who use full DSLR systems or even the smaller Mirrorless cameras. So I decided to make my own.
Using aluminum for strength and durability I designed a tripod that would do the two main things I need for my daily Vlogging, Hold my camera firmly pointing where the action is happening and serve as a handle when I walk around shooting either myself or my surroundings. It also wraps around hand railings, tree branches and other places you might need to get the right shot.
One day watching my favorite Vlogger on youtube I notice that he was having the same problems that I had with my original tripod, so I decided to build a second one and send it to him, I Uploaded a video letting him know it was coming. A couple of weeks later he received it and briefly talked about it and provided a link to my video. As a result my video now is about to hit half a million views and there are a few thousand people asking to be able to buy one.
So thats the reason we are here, If you are one of the few thousand asking for a better tripod this is how you can get one. You see I don't have the means to manufacture this in any meaningful quantities, but together you and I along with a few thousand of our friends can make this happen. We will make the first tripod made for us, Vloggers.
Thank you for supporting my first kickstarter.
Risks and challenges
Here is how the process will go. I crunched the numbers and we need to order at least 500 units to bring the price down to $149. My ultimate goal is to bring the price down to sub $100 but this can only happen if we order above 1000 units. If the goal is reached and this gets funded, it will take around 1 month to mill all the parts at which point we can start assembling and shipping tripods out. All suppliers are already in place as I have been using them for a few years to manufacture other products. There is not a lot to figure out here, the main obstacle is the funding. So please help us make this happen and please share this project with your friends in any social media platform you use, thanks.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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