This project's funding goal was not reached on March 6, 2012.
About this project
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.
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