The REVOLVE is a tool for creating fluid and dynamic video footage; compatible with all cameras and affordable to all videographers. Read more
This project was successfully funded on May 6, 2012.
to $30,000 and beyond!
You guys are awesome, and now I get to feel like Oprah because you get a bag! and you get a bag! and you get a bag! you're all getting bags!!!! Now that we have passed the $30,000 mark, each Revolve will ship with a nice carrying case that will fit your Revolve dolly and all the accessories (minus the monopod).
I have gotten a ton of great feedback from you guys about what you would like the Revolve to do, and beyond it's already long list of capabilities, I would like to show you a few more!
A few people have mentioned that it would be nice to have a push handle, or a control arm so that you can operate the dolly more comfortably if it is on the ground, or further away from you. One solution for this is simply attaching the monopod and a fiction arm as shown below, and voilà! You have a nifty adjustable push handle!
A few others have approached the idea of using the system under water. Turns out the Revolve isn't scared to get wet! All of the components (except the bearings) are safe to use in water and will not rust or corrode. The bearings can be protected with grease or WD-40 before and after use, and for those who want to use the kit in the water often, bearings can be replaced for only a few bucks.
I have also had a number of people ask about a motorized control for the Revolve. This would be a great feature, and it is something we plan to look into down the road, but for the time being, you guys should check out the Genie, which is a motion control device currently on Kickstarter. This great product and it's linear drive accessory would pair incredibly well with the Revolve and could produce some amazing results.
The Genie also gave me inspiration to try out one more trick with the Revolve: a cable trolley style track. I tested this idea out with a few simple eye bolts, and it has some great potential for pulley (or Genie) driven shots limited only by the length of your cable.
Let me know what you think about this idea! If you guys think it would be a nice feature, I can build some cable holes into the guide rods (which come with the rail kit), and the Revolve becomes a trolley dolly as well!
A huge thanks to the Kickstarter community and all of my amazing backers! This is only possible with your support!