The Mount July Filters. Go out and play.
The Mount July Filters
Mount July is a family of color-splashed filters for your camera. Tell your own narrative, and go discover the possibilities.
What can you do with them?
Anything. And everything. Screw them onto your digital camera. Stack them. Twist them independently of one another. Take photos. Shoot video. Or attach them to your analog camera and saturate your film.
The birth of the Mount July Filters
We wanted to create a tool for experimentation, discovery, and storytelling.
We 3D modeled all of our components, destroyed and rebuilt existing single color filters, and experimented with dozens of color combinations and patterns until the feel was just right.
The Mount July filters screw onto the Canon Rebel and Nikon D standard lenses, or any other camera with a 58, 52, 77, or 72 mm lens!
- Threaded ends allow attachment to any 58 mm or 77mm camera lens, and the ability to stack multiple filters at once
- Included step-up ring adapts filters to fit 52 mm or 72mm camera lenses
- Lightweight, durable aluminum housing
- Multi-coated precision optical glass provides crystal clear transparency
- Rotating inner groove-bearing facilitates smooth spinning of the filter
Why we need your help
We started from a small idea, interviewed professional photographers, designers, and engineers, built countless prototypes, and iterated over and over to get to this point. We have found a manufacturer who has the capabilities to produce radial, multi-colored gradients on glass, and is tooled for our rotating aluminum housing.
Unfortunately, we can't afford to get the first round of filters into production on our own. That is where you come in. We need your help to begin the production, shipping and testing of larger sample batches, final manufacturing development, and start the first round of filters on the production line.
We need your help to make the world more vibrant.
Thanks for your support!
~ Martin and Olivia
If you are in NYC on June 23rd, come check out the inspiring outdoor festival all around the city, be part of our first product sneak peak, play around with some sick stop-motion and other techniques, and chat us up! We are so excited to meet everyone who can make it.
Special thanks to ODESZA for the song. https://soundcloud.com/odesza/hey-now
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After much chaos, dozens of domestic phone calls to optics manufacturers, and a slough of international red herrings, we have found a manufacturer who can produce our custom gradients at a price that won’t break your (or our) bank.
What our timeline looks like:
JUNE.JULY.AUGUST // Final gradient design and development. Manufacturing sampling and quality testing.
SEPTEMBER.OCTOBER // Delivery from manufacturers. Packaging. Shipping to YOU.
We hope to have our official website launched soon after our funding campaign is completed. Once the first round of production is finished, we want to launch a more diverse range of sizes, as well as new patterns inspired by our further adventures.
Once we are funded, we will send out a survey to all backers for filter size and mailing information! Thanks for your support
If we hit $45,000 we will be releasing 77 mm filters for our first round of production! If we are funded, we will launch a live website, and begin manufacturing a more diverse offering of sizes (and some newly inspired patterns!).
Unfortunately, Kickstarter doesn’t allow you to purchase more than one set of an item. However, if you are interested in purchasing larger orders, please email us at http://mailto:email@example.com or leave us a comment.
We will keep you in the loop when we later launch our live product website post funding.
If you are looking to be a local distributor, or an international distributor, please send us a message on the Kickstarter, or an email at http://mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a comment. We will keep you updated about distributor opportunities once we have completed our funding campaign!
Going from 58 mm to 77 mm, the filters nearly double in area. This means the cost of the hardware doubles, as does the cost of shipping and customs, which are calculated by weight.