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The Aviator Kickstarter project has wrapped up, but it's not to late to order your own. Just click TheTravelJib.com to find out more about the film making accessory Tech Crunch called a “Film Maker’s BFF” and Next Wave DV called “The most portable camera crane around."
To all the backers, friends and family (who I think may have refreshed this page more times than I did), and all the people who helped spread the word - a huge, sincere thank you!
UPDATE 2: Click on the "Updates" tab above the video to see behind the scenes shots of The Aviator Travel Jib in action alongside shots taken with the jib. We've also posted more photos of the jib in the "Updates" section.
UPDATE 1: WOW! We did it. But it's not too late to get your own. If you haven't become a backer, yet, go for it! Thanks to all the backers for funding us so quickly! And thanks to everyone who is helping spread the word. Keep it coming. Lots more exciting news to come...
What is The Aviator Travel Jib? The Aviator Travel Jib is a professional, ultra light weight, compact camera jib (camera crane) that lets you get cinematic, sweeping camera moves anywhere in the world.
The Aviator Travel Jib compacts down to 24 inches, extends to 6 feet, weighs less than 3 ¾ pounds (supporting cameras up to 6lbs!) and sets up in under a minute. That makes it the perfect camera motion accessory whether you’re shooting on the other side of town or the other side of the world. Use it to shoot weddings, extreme sports, documentaries, indie films, music videos, real estate, travel, commercials, corporate, and more to dramatically raise your production value.
The Aviator kit comes complete with a fluid pan base, a high end padded bag, mounting hardware, bubble levels, monitor/accessory mounting ports, and ballast bag.
Thanks to the included fluid pan base, The Aviator works great with any photo or video tripod rated to support 17lbs or more.
What are the rewards?
What will we use the money for? We are ready to start production and your pledge will help us pay for the many molds, materials, and other manufacturing costs involved in bringing The Aviator to market.
When will the rewards ship? We have been through several prototypes and are ready to start manufacturing. The factory is ready for us to place the order. That means if we make our funding goal The Aviator should ship by August.
What makes The Aviator Travel Jib so great? Jibs (camera cranes) stabilize your camera while moving it through space around and above your subjects creating graceful, sweeping moves that you just can’t get any other way.
Unlike normal jibs that are heavy, large, expensive, and a big hassle to set up, severely limiting the locations and situations where filmmakers could put them to use, The Aviator is super portable, lightweight, compact, and affordable.
The Aviator features leg locks designed by world renowned tripod makers 3 Legged Thing. And they are supplying us with their exclusive 8 core Stealth Carbon Fiber. We’re even manufacturing The Aviator at their factory! Thanks 3LT!!!
What skill level of shooter is this for? The Aviator is super simple to set up and use. Whether you are a seasoned pro or just a passionate beginner, you’ll get breathtaking footage within minutes.
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