Filmtoys...The camera support system that YOU build.
What is FILMTOYS?
The FILMTOYS camera support and protection system is a patented design by cinematographer Ron Coons, who founded the company Filmtools.com, and brought to market many unique products and inventions for camera assistants and cinematographers.
The FILMTOYS concept is based on the same type of toys you may have tinkered with as a child, or erected with construction play sets. In an era where smaller, lighter, and less durable cameras make their way to the production field, there is a need to mount them, rig them, attach things like sound recorders, monitors, and accessories to them...and be as adaptable as possible as those camera models change and evolve with new and different shaped cameras.
FILMTOYS is a set of plates, blocks, handles and connectors that allow you to build the camera support that you need, when and where you need it.
Watch the video above for a quick demonstration.
What's the money for?
We have done over two years of field testing, prototype building, and a small number of kits placed in use in the industry have been very well received. We are asking for your backing to get the FILMTOYS company the capital needed to start full production. In return for your support, FILMTOYS is offering it's Basic Kit directly to you. This is a really exciting and fun product to use, and you will always find something new you can make with FILMTOYS.
When do I get my FILMTOYS Kit?
Once the project has full backing, delivery of product should be in a quick six to eight weeks.
What is FILMTOYS made of?
The pieces that make up FILMTOYS are machined to the highest standards from aluminum, and anodized black for durability and a professional appearance. The entire system has been field tested to be as versatile and useful as possible, now and in the future. The entire system consists of a small number of specially designed pieces that all integrate and connect together, giving you the ability to build whatever you need... to protect, rig, or operate almost any small to medium sized DSLR, video, or film camera.
Are there upgrades or other parts available?
Once in full production, FILMTOYS fully intends to continually offer product upgrades and other accessories for future camera models. This assures you that your FILMTOYS Kit will continue to be a useful production tool for many years. Check the website at www.filmtoys.com for more information on currently available accessories and other information.
More photos and postings on our Filmtoys Facebook page. Like it!
Pledge your backing today, and help us make you proud to build, show off, and work with your new FILMTOYS kit.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Every single dollar is very much appreciated and helps! Pledge a few dollars and feel good that you have helped us along to our goal!Estimated delivery:
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Every single dollar is very much appreciated and helps! Help support the launch of FILMTOYS with your donation of just a small amount of fifteen dollars! In return we will send you a limited edition FILMTOYS Decal that would look great on your gear or anywhere. (USA shipping only)Estimated delivery:
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Every single dollar is very much appreciated and helps! Help support the launch of FILMTOYS with your donation of just twenty five dollars! In return we will send you a limited edition FILMTOYS T-Shirt that you will be proud to wear anywhere, plus you also get the Decal above too! (USA shipping only)Estimated delivery:
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You get a "starter" kit of FILMTOYS pieces at this level. An AKS Plate, 3 Handles, 4 Connectors, Screws, Camera Mount Screw, and Bondhus tool. Enough to make a great shoulder mount and more. Check the FILMTOYS website (www.filmtoys.com) for all the details on what's included. Plus we'll throw in the T-Shirt and Decal too. (USA shipping only)Estimated delivery:
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The "starter" kit above, and the decal and T-Shirt, but for shipping outside the USA (non-USA shipping).Estimated delivery:
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At this backing level you get the entire Basic FILMTOYS Kit. Everything's included to get started building. Check the FILMTOYS website (www.filmtoys.com) for all the details on what's included. Plus we'll throw in the T-Shirt and Decal too. (USA shipping only)Estimated delivery:
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For the International Backer, outside the USA...everything above at the $650 level, shipped to any address in the world serviced by FedEx, UPS, or USPS. (non-USA shipping)Estimated delivery:
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The Mega-Kit. We'll send you the Basic Filmtoys Kit, PLUS two 3 inch Riser Blocks, two 5 inch Riser Blocks, AND two Swivels! Check the website for details on all the accessories. Plus you also get the T-Shirt and Decal. Time to get building! (USA shipping only)Estimated delivery:
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For the International Backer, outside the USA. The Mega Kit, and everything mentioned at the $895 level, shipped to any address in the world serviced by FedEx, UPS, or USPS. (non-USA shipping)Estimated delivery:
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