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Brenden BrunnetteBy Brenden Brunnette
First created
Brenden BrunnetteBy Brenden Brunnette
First created
$9,826
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
15
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 6 2015

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Hopping Over A Gap
Hopping Over A Gap

The Origin Camera Stabilizer

The Origin Camera Stabilizer is a creative camera tool that allows you to capture extremely smooth footage in rugged environments.  The revolutionary dampening system has pushed the technology further than we had originally anticipated.  We need your help to create the final mold which will define the cutting edge design and functionality of this stabilizer. The dampening system is almost at the sweet spot where we need it to be. With your pledges we will have the opportunity to perfect the system.  The Origin is also light weight.  It weighs 4.5 lbs and can carry up to a 5 lbs load.  

The Origin Stabilizer has four axis of stability. We introduce the detachable four axis dampening system. This system provides an incredible way to fight gravity and removes bumps even out of the most rugged of film environments. Much of the up and down movement is marginalized if not completely removed with this revolutionary dampening system. There is also a second version of the dampening system being created right now.  It brings the camera up higher and will keep the camera operator safe while navigating the gimbal.  We took this cutting edge technology and pushed it even further. We hope you like it.

Scaling Boulders
Scaling Boulders

We have all of the right people in place for manufacturing and distribution. By keeping our grassroots in place we decided to have the "Origin" built within the United States.  We plan to pull this off by using our strategic partnerships within our tight knit community and leverage our connections of local mechanical engineers.  Helping out our community helps us.  With a team effort and over almost two years of preparation we are ready to have something in your hands soon.  

Our Team

 Eyeconic Inc. was founded by Brenden Brunnette. He has worked on multiple television shows, commercials and live events. With over 14 years of experience in the field of video production Brenden understands what it takes to achieve professional results. The Origin Stabilizer was an idea that came about due to the rough conditions of an outdoor show he worked on. While editing some of the episodes it was hard for him to work with a lot of terrible footage in post. The run and gun approach of outdoor filming seemed to only work with GoPro style cameras. That is when the idea was born to create something usable and functional for professional cameras while on location. He wanted the camera operator to also have limited gear to achieve the shots they needed. Hiking in the middle of nowhere with a bunch of gear is not exciting and extremely tiring. Brenden is excited to push the limits to help achieve professional results at any location your filming.

David Stuart is a seasoned Web Developer with over a decade of experience under his belt. His experience includes working on personal, hobby, E-commerce and professional sites. This experience includes working extensively with CSS, HTML, responsive design, Photoshop, WordPress, Dreamweaver and Bootstrap. He has access and the knowledge needed to get the job done in a professional manner. He also has over a decade of experience in the field of search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM).

Steve Staley is one of our Mechanical Engineer experts and has extensive knowledge and dynamic background as a project engineer.  He has additional experience in high areas of responsibility such as solid modeling using Pro Engineer and Solid Works , Project Organization and Planning , Finite Element Analysis using Mechanica and SolidWorks . Steve is a Project Engineering Lead over several engineers of different disciplines .  Besides his fast knowledge as a mechanical engineer Steve has worked in video production as a camera operator and a gaffer.  He understands the function and need of professionals working in film and video production.

Craig McIntier has been a Key member with us from the beginning. He has helped us create the new final design for the Origin Camera Stabilizer. Craig is also a mechanical engineer and is and expert in design, research (R&D).  He loves researching new techniques and innovative ways to create new cutting edge products.  Craig can juggle many things at once and does so very well.  Craig is originally from Idaho and started out welding truck beds of Potato trucks.  He is hard working and dedicated to creating quality designs for new innovative products.  He is currently working on an amazing safety harness and additional dampening system for the Origin Stabilizer.  His wife is also about ready to give birth to twins.  

Andrew Grimshaw is a graduate of the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, Andrew is well equipped to continue his success in AV production. His work has been featured on Inside Edition, Good Morning America, Montell Williams, Dr. Phil and Access Hollywood—to name a few. During his education, Andrew spent countless hours at NBC Universal and in other Hollywood back lots and sound stages. He had the opportunity to work on some of the largest blockbusters, including Fast and the Furious 3. Andrew is great at social media.  Andrew is our social media expert.  He has a proven track record of success in creating social presence online. 

View Of the Final version of the "Origin Stabilizer"

Origin Stabilizer with Stand Final View
Origin Stabilizer with Stand Final View

Lets Democratize Things Shall We! 

In a recent update we mentioned that the dampening system will be available as an incentive to any gimbal system being sold on the market today. We feel that is an important step in gaining your support. You have talked and we have listened. We'll provide a universal mount system which will give everyone the chance to use this 4th axis dampener.

4th Axis Dampening System Attached to the Origin Stabilizer
4th Axis Dampening System Attached to the Origin Stabilizer
Demonstrating the Dampener
Demonstrating the Dampener
Initial Paper Design Concepts
Initial Paper Design Concepts
Initial Duel Design for Flight
Initial Duel Design for Flight

Power for the Camera Stabilizer 

The batteries are being built specifically for us out of San Francisco California.  We spent a lot of time perfecting the best power solution for the "Origin."  With the 5 1/2 hours of battery life it supersedes anything we could have imagined. From start to finish we are confident that we will be able to mass produce this stabilizer right away.  

Running Across a Spine Ridge
Running Across a Spine Ridge
Walking Back After a Close Encounter with Buffalo
Walking Back After a Close Encounter with Buffalo

Origin Stabilizer Supporters

Risks and challenges

This is a whole new frontier and reliability is what we all want which sometimes can be unpredictable. We planned for the unexpected by having multiple avenues in place in case one of them becomes unreliable. This will help us continue to meet our deadline for those patiently waiting for the final product. Some challenges might include delay of parts and supplies. We plan to overcome supply issues by bulk orders. After we fund we plan to have everything in place. We will keep you informed on our progress through email, short videos, and social media. We want you to not not only feel like your a part of our family. You will be a part of our family through this process.

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    Along with a personalized thank you letter we will feature you in the next promo video with the Origin. Send us a photo and we will take care of the rest (portrait would work best). We will also send you behind the scene updates.

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    We will send you two selfie sticks and encourage you to send in your pictures, or video using the selfie stick. With your awesome pictures and video we'll build an incredible thank you video for you to share.

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    You will receive a brand new thousand lumen light with a diffuser and attachment system. An amazing light setup to attach to your camera for interviews.

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    The 4th Axis Dampening System. For those who already have a gimbal/stabilizer we will offer this with universal attachements to your current system whether it be a Ronin or Movi M5. This would be an amazing add on.

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    Early bird basic Origin package. This comes with the Origin Stabilizer without the dampening system and one 5 1/2 hour Lithium battery with charger.

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    Early bird complete Origin Package. This includes the Origin Stabilizer along with the dampening system two 5 1/2 hour lithium batteries, charger, and one of a kind stand.

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    Complete Origin Package. This includes the Origin Stabilizer along with the dampening system, three 5 1/2 hour lithium battery and stand. We will also include the light kit.

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    Complete Professional Grade Origin Package. This includes the Origin Stabilizer along with the dampening system and five 5 1/2 hour lithium batteries with the stand. Mounting system for an external monitor. Professional hard case and thousand lumen light with a diffuser and attachment system. An amazing light to attach to your camera for interviews.

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    This is a unique one! We want one of you to name our new dampening system. This will also include everything from the Professional Grade Origin package. You can name it after you, or whatever you think sounds rad!

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