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A video we produced for the Midas Mount brand is one of ten finalists in the Microsoft Small Business Contest. The ten finalists were chosen by judges and the winner... Read more
Long Overdue Update
I first want to apologize for not giving an update in a while. So I will try to keep this short, as many of you are sick of hearing about... Read more
50 Units Shipping
We have about 20 HitchHiker Units built and parts for 50 SnapFocus Systems coming in this week. If you backed us in the first couple of weeks you will probably... Read more
Here's Taylor in the shop today assembling a SnapFocus housing. Production will get smoother and faster as we design a systematic way of building the SnapFocus and HitchHiker products to... Read more
Reality TV Producers Receive Their SnapFocus/HitchHiker
Here's the latest video. I'll let it speak for itself:
SnapFocus/HitchHiker Rig Available in LA/NYC
We have a SnapFocus/HitchHiker loaner for our Kickstarter backers in the LA area and one in NYC within a few weeks. Here's a video about it...
SnapFocus Testimonial Video by... Read more
Here it is
This is what we are putting into production for fulfillment of Kickstarter orders. If you are headed to NAB next week, check out the SnapFocus rig at the Schneider Optics... Read more
This is our own intern Bryson "unboxing" one of the First Edition SnapFocus prototype units that we have been sending out to our backer/customers. More refined versions of the production... Read more
SnapFocus Order Fulfillment
We are getting close to order fulfillment. Here's a video update. Stay tuned for something more thorough after the Thanksgiving holiday. And if you are in LA, come by and... Read more
Backpack Slider Video
Waiting on some footage to come back from a few shoots where our SnapFocus units are being put to work. In the meantime here are a few slider prototype videos... Read more
SnapFocus RED Scarlet Rig
A lot of excitement going on at Midas Mount today when we modded out a HitchHiker rig for the RED Scarlet and hooked up a SnapFocus proto.
Walters (pictured) and... Read more
SnapFocus Demo event tomorrow at evs in Glendale
Here's a quick video we shot today as I was finishing up the latest iteration of the SnapFocus for filmmakers to try out tomorrow. We'll be at evs, 1819 Victory... Read more
ET and Elliot. And T-Shirts!
The Midas Mount team has been sending out requests (I think Kickstarter calls it a "survey") for your t-shirt sizes and/or shipping info. Instead of messaging me with the info,... Read more
Back in LA
Hey guys, I've been living out of my backpack for the last few weeks. Took a week off after 90 days of working on the Kickstarter project, then spent a... Read more
New slider parts!!!
We are excited to announce that a fresh shipment of SkateRail slider parts are in, and will be shipped out soon. Thanks for all of your support and feedback, for... Read more
We are not building a brand of followers
Filmmakers have been asking me how I pulled off this Kickstarter project. The real answer is that I've had awesome role models in my life. They taught me to think... Read more
Meet Will Jump
Hey guys this is Will, Brandon's assistant. He's taking the next few days off to figure out the smartest way to put $110,957 to work to make an awesome product.... Read more
Thank you all!
What a success! I'm a little too burnt out right now to come up with anything meaningful to say. Harry and I have a lot of people to thank but... Read more
SnapFocus Wrap Party Reminder
I'm headed over to City Tavern in Culver City to join friends and project backers to talk shop and watch the final numbers come in. I'll take an iPad to... Read more
Skaterail Slider Deal
For our backers who have pledged $299 and above, add $149 to your pledge for our Skaterail Slider, $199 for the ball-mount version or $299 for the Travel Kit. And... Read more
Earn referral points for upgrades
Tomorrow is our last day on Kickstarter and the last day for us to raise a larger sum of money to make a better SnapFocus. For all of our current... Read more
Free rentals for backers
We'd like to offer everyone that's backed us for gear (pledge of $249 or higher) a free rental day from our Midas Mount workshop in Culver City. We will have... Read more
Looking for music video directors
***Tomorrow is the last day to pledge. Make sure to increase your bid for lens gears or foreign shipping. ****
Here's a press release we just posted about a unique... Read more
Lens Gears Included with MidasModular
If you pledge or have pledged for the MidasModular Early Bird or higher reward tiers, I will include a lens gear from our friend Jared at Wide Open Camera. For the... Read more
Latest SnapFocus Video: "The Briefcase"
I borrowed the 5D Mark III from evs (evsonline.com) and headed into downtown Los Angeles to test out the new Canon DSLR's low-light capabilities. Co-directed by TJ Rozsa and shot... Read more
Here's a 3D model we've been working on for the rethinking of the SnapFocus design. We're going with a hard linear gear and gear drive and losing the belts (smoother... Read more
Thanks to all of you backers we have raised a good deal of money for our SnapFocus product launch. More importantly you have helped us get our brand Midas Mount... Read more
Thanks to all of the bloggers who have posted about the SnapFocus in the last few days. These posts, along with our recent endorsements have been a boon to SnapFocus... Read more
We are almost at the halfway point of our Kickstarter project and have just about doubled our goal ($39,807 as I type)! But as excited as we are about that,... Read more
SnapFocus Film School
One of our backers contacted me early on to see if he could get the SnapFocus delivered by September for a special school program he was running for 4th graders... Read more
Try out the SnapFocus Friday, June 8th
We are happy to be at $35,000 and counting, mostly because of the large number of backers going for the $598 deal on the Midas Modular with the Hitchhiker and... Read more
A group of filmmakers using our Midas Mount gear have a cool Kickstarter project with Tawny Kitaen (remember the Whitesnake video?)
Check out their project, it's a fun college comedy... Read more
4 Days and Fully Funded!
We blew past our $20,000 goal today with filmmakers buying the Early Bird deal on the SnapFocus for $299 before they sold out.
The more money we raise, the more... Read more
Cine Gear Expo 2012
It was a busy weekend with overlapping events that gave filmmakers a chance to try out our SnapFocus prototypes: The SnapFocus Music Video Series shoot with Atrium Music artists on... Read more