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The Lumenati CS1 pairs with your iPhone 6 or next gen iPhone (releasing in September) to create a classic film camera.
The Lumenati CS1 pairs with your iPhone 6 or next gen iPhone (releasing in September) to create a classic film camera.
UPDATE: The CS1 is now officially SOLD OUT. Click below to see what we are up to now!
The Lumenati CS1 pairs with your iPhone 6 or next gen iPhone (releasing in September) to create a classic film camera. UPDATE: The CS1 is now officially SOLD OUT. Click below to see what we are up to now!
979 backers pledged $192,768 to help bring this project to life.

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The World's First Cinematic Smartcase

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What is the Cinematic Smartcase?

The Lumenati CS1 combines the technological features of a digital device (film-free shooting, instant sharing and an editing app) with the cool design, ergonomic ease and natural narrative that the lo-fi classic camera is known for.

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Cinematographers simply pop their device into the Lumenati CS1 just as grandpa would load an 8mm film cartridge. The lightweight, portable unit allows anyone to frame and film a steady, stable shot with the pull of an intuitive trigger. A cold shoe allows filmmakers to attach lights, microphones and extra handles for sport shooting. The real-time viewfinder allows WYSIWYG capabilities even in bright light, a feature that is elusive to modern mobile devices. Lenses can be swapped to shoot in wide angle, fisheye and telephoto.  

New Stretch Goal!

Backers vote on which color we will make! If we reach $215,000, every backer will be able to choose between black, white, and the most popular vote! You can vote once a day so make sure you get your favorite color!

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 Compatibility:

The Lumenati CS1 is currently compatible with the iPhone 6 model. However, backers will have the option of being delivered either the iPhone 6 model or the iPhone 6s model (releases October). We hope to offer options for all sizes and smartphones if we are successful in fundraising.

What are people saying?

FastCompanyCNET • MashableObserverCult of Mac • Design Taxi • MacworldIndiewire • BuzzFeed • Business Insider • Inc.

 The Lumenati CS1 uses an optical-quality glass lensing system. Our lenses range from wide angle to telephoto and deliver crisp stunning images. The lenses are designed for high resolution HD cameras and when paired with the CS1 create the perfect look for any occasion. Standard 58mm interchangeable lensing provides even more versatility with available super wide and fish eye lenses. 

add a mic for professional audio
add a mic for professional audio
attach the sport handle for moving shots
attach the sport handle for moving shots
add a light for fantastic night footage
add a light for fantastic night footage

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The iPhone is already an incredible camera, but the ergonomics were never designed for film making. That's where we come in. The CS1 enhances the iPhone camera by creating the ability to attach lenses for numerous different shots. Additionally, the CS1 enables the addition of filters, handles, microphones, and lights, which greatly enhance the overall quality of the filming experience. Place it onto a tripod for completely steady and beautiful video.

  • Auto & Manual Focus 
  • f/ 2.2 aperture  
  • Five-element lens 
  • Backside illumination sensor 
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover 
  • Auto image stabilization 
  • Exposure control 
  • Hybrid IR filter

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What will we use the funding for?

Lumenati will use the funding to bring the first generation of the Cinematic Smartcase to fruition. With your investment, we will be able to purchase the injection molds for manufacturing the first full production run. Additionally, we will use the funds to put towards finishing the programming of the app. 

Stretch Goal Completed!!

Backers choose which color CS1 is shipped to them!

What is Lumenati?

Lumenati Family
Lumenati Family

Lumenati is a creative community based in Denver, Colorado. Lead by Co-founders Scott McDonald and Alex Bogusky, Lumenati seeks to change the way creatives work and collaborate. A modern take on Andy Warhol’s Factory, Lumenati is a collective of filmmakers, artists, writers, musicians, and inventors.

Learn more about the community at www.lumenati.co

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Lumenati T-Shirt
Lumenati T-Shirt

Special Thanks:

A big thank you to High Precision Devices, Bill Hollander, Jonas Waterman, Aquiles La Grave, Matt Null, John Weiss, South of France, Connor Birch, Hilary & Patrick McDonald, George Spyros, Jim Moscou, Michael Kritzer, Ken Arnett, Zeke Bogusky, Shapeways, and everyone else who has helped us on this incredible journey.

Risks and challenges

As a company, we've created countless commercials for clients all over the globe. Some of these advertisements have recently been featured in Ad Age, Time, The Huffington Post, and CBS News. We like to think we are pretty good at it.

Our biggest challenge is expanding our offerings to consumer goods. This will be the first time we have created a tangible product for consumers. We believe our incredible work ethic and creativity can help excel us forward into this world and create an amazing product for everyone to enjoy.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    The Review: Every dollar gets us closer to our goal. For $1 you'll get exclusive access to our backer updates.

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    The Teaser: For $5, we will create you an epic personalized thank you video. All shot & edited on the CS1, of course. *Guaranteed to be hilarious*

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    + Epic thank you video

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    The List: For all you iPhone 6+ owners. Get on the exclusive list and be the first in line for early access to pre-order your CS1 for the iPhone 6+.

    You will receive:

    + Exclusive updates on iPhone 6+ CS1 developments
    + First-in-line notification to preorders
    + Early bird notice for up to 20% off

    *Please note that estimated delivery is TBD. The second we are ready to take preorders, you will be the first to know.

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    The Matinee: Rock Lumenati everywhere! For $25, you will receive a Lumenati T-shirt, a Lumenati lens wipe and 2 Lumenati stickers.

    You will receive:

    + CS1 T-Shirt
    + 2 Lumenati Stickers
    + Lumenati lens wipe

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    Early Bird Special: For all you early birds out there, this is the best deal offered! For $150, you will receive one of the first CS1s off the production line! Complete with a wide angle lens. 20% off kickstarter pricing!

    You will receive:

    + Black CS1
    + .45 wide angle lens
    + Lumenati lens wipe

    US Retail: $249

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    Pledge $199 or more About $199

    The Indie: For $199, you will receive one of the first CS1s off the production line! Complete with a wide angle lens. This price is a Kickstarter exclusive!

    You will receive:

    + Black CS1
    + .45 wide angle lens
    + Lumenati lens wipe

    US Retail: $249

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    The Plot Twist: For $205, you will receive one of the first CS1s off the production line! Complete with a wide angle lens and a Lumenati T-Shirt. Hurry! There is a limited quantity!

    You will receive:

    + Black CS1
    + .45 wide angle lens
    + Lumenati lens wipe
    + Lumenati T-Shirt

    US Retail: $275

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    The Super 6: Adjust from wide angle to telephoto with the complete CS1 kit. You will receive one of the first CS1s off the production line complete with a wide angle and telephoto lens.

    You will receive:

    + Black CS1
    + .45 wide angle lens
    + 2x telephoto lens
    + Lumenati lens wipe

    US Retail: $279

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    The Blockbuster: Gear up to make your own films! You will receive one of the first CS1s off the production line complete with a wide angle and telephoto lens. Additionally you will receive the sport handle and the wrist strap!

    You will receive:

    + Black CS1
    + .45 wide angle lens
    + 2x telephoto lens
    + Sport handle
    + Wrist strap
    + Lumenati lens wipe

    US Retail: $339

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    The Sport Package: Film all the action shots you want with the sport package. You will receive one of the first CS1s off the production line complete with wide angle & telephoto lenses, the wrist strap and the sport handle for stable follow cam shots.

    You will receive:

    + Black CS1
    + .45 wide angle lens
    + 2x telephoto lens
    + Sport handle
    + Wrist strap
    + Lumenati lens wipe

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    The Producer: Congratulations, you will receive 2 of the first CS1s off the production line! Complete with 2 wide angle lenses

    You will receive:

    + Black CS1 (2)
    + .45 wide angle lens (2)
    + Lumenati lens wipe (2)

    US Retail: $498

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    Pledge $1,750 or more About $1,750

    The Reseller: Receive 10 Lumenati CS1s to sell in your own store! These are sure to be a hit and will liven up any shelf space!

    You will receive:

    + Black CS1 (10)
    + .45 wide angle lens (10)
    + Lumenati lens wipe (10)

    US Retail $2490

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    The Supplier: Receive 20 Lumenati CS1s to sell in your own store! These are sure to be a hit and will liven up any shelf space!

    You will receive:

    + Black CS1 (20)
    + .45 wide angle lens (20)
    + Lumenati lens wipe (20)

    US Retail: $4980

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Funding period

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