A travel-friendly monopod that offers improved stability and unparalleled versatility for run-and-gun video production.
What is The Pitchfork Pod? The Pitchfork Pod is a new kind of travel-friendly monopod created to give you improved stability and unparalleled versatility for run-and-gun video production.
Tell me more! The Pitchfork Pod gives filmmakers superior stabilization over traditional monopods, straps to your back, and allows for a variety of shot styles all while still fitting inside your carry-on luggage bag. It’s great for shooting weddings, concerts, and your latest adventure.
How does it work? The forked base creates two points of contact with the ground, preventing jitter on the horizontal axis. The base also acts as a shoulder stock to allow for shoulder mount and crane style shots.
History: As a DIY-minded videographer, I designed this for myself to solve the issues I was running into while shooting video at concerts. When I realized how useful it was, I tried approaching a few companies about making them. After they passed, I made a video showing a prototype to the internet, and many others seemed to love it as much as I did. So far I’ve funded everything myself and after much encouragement and prototyping, I’ve finally made it to Kickstarter. Let's make this happen!
When will they ship? If we meet our funding goal and all goes smoothly the Pitchfork Pods will begin shipping by January.
How will the final version differ? The final version will be of a higher quality with custom-manufactured parts. The versions seen in the pictures and video are prototypes. The forked base will be one solid piece cut and bent at a laser fabrication facility. The feet will be molded rubber.
How will it get made? We are partnering with a local Ohio laser fabrication company and various manufacturers of the assorted components. Assembly will be done in a home shop.
What people are saying:
“Great idea!! We love it.” - iso1200.com
Jordan Thornsburg of Macroscope Pictures came with one of the most brilliant monopod hacks I have seen to date.” – DIYphotography.net
“The idea of the base as a shoulder stock is nifty.” – Cheesycam.com
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
There are a few factors that could throw a wrench into the gears of this project:
The final prototype not being just right, manufacturer delays, assembly delays. But even if things don't go a smoothly as we all hope, I think I've laid out a realistic timeline and I will be diligent in keeping on schedule.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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