Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 29, 2012.

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      Creator Nick Nappy about 10 hours ago

      There is great opportunity here for the right person.
      I have asked my credit card company to dispute the charges ($ 598.00 ) as I have documented all the material sent to me. Should be interesting................

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      Creator Nick Nappy about 10 hours ago

      GQ Interesting...........Need to find the right Attorney . KS is ripe for this as the money was put in their account and in my opinion they do not exercise due diligence before or after the fact. Most of this is nothing more than a legal shakedown no matter what legalese KS puts forth. Don't anticipate much if any money but what a great documentay story about those 20 something morons running around in Brooklyn............

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      Creator GK Visual 1 day ago

      Is it time for a class action suit?

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      Creator Nick Nappy 1 day ago

      This is sad as all I have is unfulfilled promises and little if any response from the site. Most of us are Filmakers and we backed one of our own. I hope what you all are saying is untrue.
      Brandon is nowhere to be found but I hope he delivers and stops hiding. All his phone numbers have been disconnected. Kickstarter is unable or unwilling to provide any contact info and it won't be long before they are all gone if they let things like this happen.
      Attached is what I received from MM recently:
      Hi Nick. I apologize for not responding to you sooner. I've been doing my best to catch up with emails as I have been out of town for the past week caring for my sister who recently had surgery. But regardless I see your email from the 17th and I am sorry that I'm just getting back to you now. I'm pretty much the only employee left at this company due to lack of funds and I'm doing my best to get this company back on track. Im working here in good faith that once it is done with KickStarter fulfillment I will have a paid position here. So there are only about 13 people ahead of you for fulfillment. We recently received a shipment of parts in from our CNC manufacturer and now I'm just working on getting a few small parts for our products that we need to complete our SnapFocus units like cable adjusters and brake levers. This company is not in a position to order huge quantities of these smaller elements due to lack of funds but I am doing everything I can to find them and get these rewards out. I should have everything in place by the weekend so as soon as we start shipping out rewards I will update you and give you a date of when you can expect your reward.
      Thank you for your patience in this process. I know that you have been waiting a long time and I'm doing my best over here to get the rewards fulfilled as soon as possible. It seems like every time we get over one hurdle another one pops up. I hope your having a great week and you will be hearing from me soon.
      If anyone finds out anything , call /text me 516.480.0247

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      Creator Carlos GIBB 4 days ago

      Kickstarter has been the greatest resource available to honest start-ups to get their products to market. Unfortunately, it seems that crooks have learned how use that system to separate us from our money. How else can we explain what has happened?
      It's now time to get organized to force Brandon Cole to comply with promises or return the funds.

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      Creator Karl Bouro 5 days ago

      I've come to the realization that I won't be getting a refund or the actual product. He has basically stolen our money and has turned his back on the people that made it possible for him.

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      Creator Grant Osborne 5 days ago

      these guys have not answered any of my emails in the last four months… I want my money back… is there anything I can do?

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      Creator JR Linkous 5 days ago

      Andy Laferme I am 52 and have yet to receive one just to give you an idea.

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      Creator Andy Laferme 6 days ago

      I am 152, what to do?

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      Creator Paul Russell on April 3

      And now, one week later, still no reply.
      This is someone who has basically taken $110,000 and not fulfilled.

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      Creator Paul Russell on March 31

      I emailed them on 28th March and as of today 31st March have yet to receive a reply.

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      Creator Stephen Rose on March 27

      This is getting a bit silly now. Delays are one thing but not responding to the people who funded you is starting to fee a bit disrespectful.

      Talk to us.

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      Creator kim cook on March 21

      So I decided to write an email to the attention of the kickstarterteam like Brandon requested. I got this response:

      This is an auto response the SnapFocus Kickstarter Project Fulfillment Team at Midas Mount. Thanks again for all of your patience while we made a better product.

      We are here to answer all questions about your Kickstarter Pledge and Reward. During regular business hours (10am-6pm Pacific Time, Monday-Friday) you should expect a response from one of us within 24 hours.

      To get us on the phone:
      800 669 0358 x803

      The SnapFocus Kickstarter Project Fulfillment Team

      I called today after they failed to get back to me in 24 hours and I get a message that the phone number has not set up a voice mail box. Just curious, do we all have any recourse? I mean he got over a hundred grand...I wouldn't be so upset if we at least were given monthly updates.

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      Creator bly79 on March 21

      would be interesting to see the finance plan... to see, where the money disappeared...

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      Creator JR Linkous on March 21

      Wow Paul, not even 25 have been fulfilled.

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      Creator Paul Russell on March 20

      I'm somewhere between backer 25-30, still unfulfilled. Kickstarter memos to Brandon go unanswered. Looks like we're all being fucked.

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      Creator kim cook on February 13

      I haven't received mine either Richard. JR, I am 150 something so I seriously doubt I will ever receive one if you haven't gotten yours and you are in the 50 range and it is already the middle of February. I was checking in for better news.

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      Creator richard lamug on February 9

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/24shots/silencer-electronic-follow-focus-system

      My goodness. Competition!
      Tsk3!
      Electronic snapfocus? With only 1 trigger/lever?

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      Creator JR Linkous on February 7

      I'm curious what order numbers have been fulfilled. I'm 52 and still waiting.

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      Creator Jesse Kale on February 6

      Finally got back to me. They've been very polite when I've emailed which is great.

      Just so everyone knows, they're having problems with their CNC shop.

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      Creator Jesse Kale on February 6

      Was told a month ago I was next in line, and was told I'd get an update a week later after that message.

      No surprise. No update. No message of a complete snap focus.

      Was wondering how many people are getting emails about waiting on parts?

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      Creator Carlos GIBB on February 5

      No Richard. I haven't either. I cannot even get answers to simple question

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      Creator richard lamug on February 3

      Am i the only one who havent received my snapfocus?

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      Creator Carlos GIBB on January 14

      Hi Brandon,
      As we begin a new year I continue to wonder how much longer. I heard and understand your need to produce units to keep creditors at bay, I also heard you when you said that my number in the process mean that it will take a while before you reach me. However, I need a more definite answer as to about when that will be.
      I know that I don't have to tell you that time is $$$, but as a very small struggling fish, It also means death to me.

      I appreciate your candid response.

      Carlos

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      Creator Karl Bouro on December 22

      my backer number is in the early 100s so im guessing i'll have to wait another year

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      Creator Matthew Devapiriam Emmanuel on December 11

      To everyone still waiting, I have gotten responses from the email Brandon gave us, so you can use it too. Three weeks ago they told me that they're taking up to four weeks per production block and that my fulfillment number is in the next block. This week after I emailed them, they said they are starting the block that includes my modular package, #31.

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      Creator bly79 on November 16

      @ramon.. here they dont reply. and email replies.. they happen, but they dont answer all questions

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      Creator Ramon on November 14

      I did email them,... I haven't had a reply as of yet,... it has been a few weeks,...

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      Creator Brandon David Cole on November 8

      And please check your "backers only" updates box for more info on the SnapFocus and why it has taken me this long to get the production process down to a point where we are currently producing them and sending them out to YOU. If you email my fulfillment team they can look up your # and see where you are on the list so you can get a better idea of when you will be receiving your reward. And please keep in mind that our website is no longer selling the SnapFocus. Now that we have all of the feedback we needed on how to make a better, more efficient product from the few early film makers that received them, my only focus is on fulfilling your rewards. I am sorry for all of the confusion and delays but I am working hard on getting each and everyone of you your reward as quickly as possible. Thanks again,
      Brandon

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      Creator Brandon David Cole on November 8

      Hey Kickstarters. I just wanted to remind you all that the fulfillment team I have put in place is here to answer any and all questions you may have. Please email kickstarterteam@midasmount.com with any and all questions and concerns. Im going to try my best to keep up with the answers here, but if you need a more direct response please email my team.
      Brandon

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      Creator 43280 on November 6

      Has anybody else been contacted by the reporter who is doing an expose on failed kick-starters.

      I declined to comment

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      Creator peter charaf on November 6

      NOV 6 2013... STILL NO PRODUCT, STILL NO PRECISE NEWS, STILL NO ANSWERS TO THE BACKERS' MANY INQUIRIES.
      YOUR PRODUCT WOULD NOT EXIST WITHOUT US. YOU OWE US AT LEAST RESPECT AND TRUTH...
      I WROTE TO KICKSTARTER TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THAT AND I BELIEVE EVERY BACKER SHOULD DO THE SAME...

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      Creator matt lovell on October 29

      how about some behind the scenes videos of the stuff being actually made?

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      Creator bly79 on October 24

      @matt... at what we now, the product design hasnt changed within 7 month... the last time brandon anounced a design change was in dez2012.. after than they didnt tell us why they are late... only the same phrase, to make a better product.. BUT: they arent willing to tell what improvements had been made. And remember: MidasMount is still collecting money as they tell.. funny, isnt it.... they promis to deliver the snapfocus wihtin 8 weeks... (They promis that since severell month..)

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      Creator matt lovell on October 24

      I'm happy to wait if time is what's needed to make a better product surely better that, than to deliver a substandard product? still if there are problems, as a backer I would rather know about them than just wonder.

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      Creator Ben Wilke on October 23

      Got an order number months ago, have any of these been fulfilled?

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      Creator Karl Bouro on October 23

      First and last I'll be backing Midas Mount for anything. Bunch of thieves!!!!

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      Creator Matthew Devapiriam Emmanuel on October 16, 2013

      Okay why is the Snapfocus/Hitchhiker AVAILABLE ONLINE with an estimated 8 week arrival?
      and we haven't gotten a fulfillment update in 8 weeks?

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      Creator Jesse Kale on October 15, 2013

      Does anyone have an address for them?

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      Creator Nicolai Amter on October 15, 2013

      Yes an update on when we can expect a delivery would be very much appreciated. I know perfectly well how kickstarter works but must admit my patience with this project is also running out.

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      Creator peter charaf on October 13, 2013

      WHEN ARE WE, BACKERS, SUPPOSED TO GET OUR SNAP FOCUS??????????????????????? WE ALREADY WAITED 1.5 YEAR... (YES WE DID...)

      YOUR GOAL ON KICKSTARTER WAS 20.000$, YOU PLEDGED 110.957$, THAT IS 5.5 TIMES THE AMOUNT YOU WERE LOOKING FOR.

      YOU PROMISED DELIVERY FOR THE END OF 2012.... AND STILL NOTHING HAPPENED IN TERMS OF DELIVERY AS OF TODAY OCTOBER 13 2013....

      ANY PRECISION CONCERNING DELIVERY FOR THE BACKERS?

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      Creator Tomas Loewy on October 8, 2013

      has anyone contacted kickstarter about this 'project'?
      i understand that kickstarter is not responsible for us backing projects, but if something is treated like this one (5.5 times the money asked for raised; project successfully raised its funding goal on June 2012, a.k.a. 16 months ago)... 73 promising updates ... and 0 shipping...

      also, let me assume that i'm not the only one to receive a belligerent email from brandon david cole to come and fight his 6'4" size for a refund (a refund he - and his brother - promised before that in writing).

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      Creator Steffen Hacker on October 5, 2013

      Hey,
      could you let us know where you are at the moment with fulfilment numbers? If the lovely SnapFocus isn´t finally arriving we´d have to buy another product for the shoot which we´ve been shifting now for more than half a year .. and this would be a shame. So please let us know which fulfilment number you´re shipping out at the moment and how long you´d estimate to get the next 50,100 etc. out there!!

      Thanks!

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      Creator Hal Long on September 21, 2013

      Looking forward to the rig. When should we look for the package to arrive?

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      Creator Talon Skibsrud on September 19, 2013

      still excited for this product! how 'bout an update?

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      Creator Tyler Friesen on August 26, 2013

      Where can I find the survey?

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      Creator Ramon on August 15, 2013

      Just a question about the survey. I'm not around my rig at the moment. I have a Zacuto setup (Crossfire). I'm assuming those are standard 15mm rods (instead of the 7/8" or 1"),... can someone help me to wheter this is correct? I'm thinking I need to select the 15mm SnapFocus handle size,.. if someone can help me with this I'd be really gratefull!

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      Creator Matthew Devapiriam Emmanuel on August 12, 2013

      I got a Fulfillment Number from Midas Mount a week ago! Hopefully that means shipments come out soon.

      7 RnG projects already went by this summer that could have easily benefitted from the Midas Mount. Hoping to get it soon.

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      Creator Joseph on August 3, 2013

      Update?

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      Creator eyeiaye on July 24, 2013

      Is it possible to get another update? I greatly need this for a huge project.

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    SNAPFOCUS FILM SCHOOL FUND. We are donating our Hitchhiker, SnapFocus and Skaterail Slider to one of our backers with a special film program for 4th grade students. Help us buy them additional equipment like a Canon T2i, a tripod and light kit. More info in the updates.

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    THE STICKER PACK. Pledge $5 to get a Limited Edition Midas Mount SnapFocus sticker pack and keep up-to-date on all things SnapFocus with exclusive access to behind the scenes video content.

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    THE MOVIE. Get a DVD copy of Brandon's feature film, Bristol Boys, a gritty crime drama based on a true story starring Thomas Guiry (Mystic River), Dean Winters (Oz, Rescue Me) and David Zayas (Dexter). Shipping included to continental US.

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    WIDE OPEN CAMERA LENS GEAR. These "zip tie" style lens gears are what we have been using on our SnapFocus prototypes and when we rent other follow focus systems. They retail for $21 which is already a great deal The guys who make them have let us offer them to our backers for this special offering. Add $3 for shipping to US, $10 International. Specify red or black. If you want more than one email me about the quantity.

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    THE T-SHIRT. Get our "Rebel Without a Crew" T-Shirt. The SnapFocus is more than a product, it's an attitude that telling stories on film shouldn't be left only to those who have deep pockets and the backing of a major studio. Shipping included to continental US.

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    THE SLIDER. Save $100 off our Midas Mount Skaterail Slider with this special Kickstarter-only price. The Skaterail Slider can be center mounted on your tripod or attached to light stands at the ends. Add $100 for our ball-head tripod adapter kit. Shipping not included.

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    ****EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - THIS IS A LIMITED OFFER**** THE HITCHHIKER. Get the Midas Mount Hitchiker Shoulder Support which makes shooting DSLR for long periods of time much more comfortable. Completely modular and based on a patent-pending triangulated design, you can adjust this rig to your body and to your camera setup. Shipping included to continental US. Add $25 elsewhere.

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    ****EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - THIS IS A LIMITED OFFER**** For the first several days of our Kickstarter campaign get the SnapFocus for this introductory price. You must purchase before Monday, June 4th. Buy now and save big. Shipping not included.

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    THE SNAPFOCUS FILM SCHOOL DEAL. You get the SnapFocus follow focus system which includes 2 levers, 2 cables, the gears and mounting bracket. AND $50 goes to support a special film program for 4th graders - read more about it in the updates. Shipping included to continental US. Add $25 elsewhere.

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    THE SNAPFOCUS. You get the SnapFocus follow focus system which includes 2 levers, 2 cables, the gears and mounting bracket. Shipping included to continental US. Add $25 elsewhere.

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    ****MIDAS MODULAR EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - THIS IS A LIMITED OFFER**** For the first several days of our Kickstarter campaign get the SnapFocus and Hitchhiker for this introductory price. You must purchase before Monday, June 4th. Buy now and save big. Shipping not included. We can deliver your Hitchhiker shoulder rig ahead of the SnapFocus if you'd like shortly after we receive our Kickstarter funds mid-July early August.

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    THE LIMITED EDITION. This first run of numbered SnapFocus units will be totally handcrafted in our machine shop and ship within a month of the conclusion of our Kickstarter campaign. We will add a custom engraving to make it personal. Not only do you get yours first but you get it customized. Shipping not included.

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    THE DEALER PACK. Get 9 SnapFocus units that will arrive in time for you to sell them for the holiday season and one LIMITED EDITION SNAPFOCUS unit with an estimated September delivery date.

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