Optimos is a customizable set of components with interchangeable parts that provides a variety of cinematic options for filmmakers Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on September 8, 2012.
About this project
What is Optimos?
OPTIMOS is a set of components with interchangeable parts that provides a variety of cinematic options for filmmakers. OPTIMOS can be assembled and adjusted in many versatile ways in a matter of minutes. Using CNC engineered, high quality materials such as aircraft aluminum and black anodized metals, the OPTIMOS system is portable, compact, and reliable. It is also strong, versatile, solid, and lightweight. Best of all, it is affordable!
The OPTIMOS System can be easily transformed into 5 different modes to suit your recording needs in a matter of seconds. The kit is expandable and collapsible to the following modes:
• Low angle mode
• Scorpi-one mode
• Riffle shooter
• Table dolly
In phase one of the OPTIMOS system launch, users will have the ability to shoot various film angles and get that professional quality motion look for their dynamic projects, right out of the box!
What the PRESS are Saying :
36" Slider that transform to Table Dolly, Doggy Cam, Rifle shooter, Scorpi-One, Rig & Cage system for IPhone, DSLR or Broadcast cameras...
Most Film students have little budget for equipment, or don’t have access to professional tools at All. Optimos offers a professional tool for the film industry, with all the features you need to get professional results, at an affordable price.
Optimos All in One Camera Rig All in One Production Tool: Optimos can transform from a Simple slider into a number of different setups. I’m sure it can be modified into a wheelbarrow!
The Optimos DSLR System is the ultimate camera accessory. And now that it has its own Kickstarter page, you can own one too.
Whether you capture video with your I-phone, or your DSLR camera, you get same stationary clips. (With the difference in resolution, and pixels of course)
Back in 2010 I was looking into purchasing some film tools for a film project that I was working on. I immediately discovered just how incredibly expensive they were. The price for a single camera slider was extremely costly and only offered a range of approximately 2 feet. Not to mention that I was going to need more than a simple slider to complete my project. Additionally, I was going to need a cage, stabilizer, monopod, car mount, shoulder rig, and many other accessories, and buying a simple slider or a small table dolly wasn’t going to be enough.
After having to rent the equipment to finish filming my project, I decided to start working on the OPTIMOS system in order to assist fellow filmmakers in creating professional, high quality projects while saving on expensive equipment expenses. Over the past two years I have been developing a product that multitasks and is able to transform itself in order to create a variety of cinematic looks for filmmakers, while at the same time keeping it compact and portable.
What rewards are available?
You can get any reward shown in the right side, by pledging the amount of your choice. We will send out a survey when the project is complete, to verify the reward you selected, and gather your address.
How much is shipping?
The following chart lists the information for every single item and the estimated costs for shipping inside the USA, Canada, and international destinations.
For dealers who want to take advantage of this offer give us a call or send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for supporting OPTIMOS!
What's the money for?
Backers of this project will be helping to create the first production run of OPTIMOS. Your pledges will enable me to move forward with orders for each of the 12 different parts in OPTIMOS, and to continue building portable gear for filmmakers. Backers pledge to pay for their selected reward only if we meet the funding goal of $6,500. I'm grateful for every $1 pledged!
What sets the Optimos apart from the rest?
OPTIMOS can produce shots that were previously only possible with bulky and expensive equipment. Here are a few examples:
· Low angle shots that slide just above the floor
· Sliding shots that push / pull the subject into focus
· Rolling shots that glide over the subject
Filmmakers will find OPTIMOS perfect for weddings, music videos, product demos, real estate ads, web videos, corporate films, and even for narrative and documentary films. OPTIMOS is a versatile tool that will give you the opportunity to produce a project with a true cinematic look and feel. OPTIMOS is NOT just a simple slider! Remember you also will be able to transform it to five additional modes: Table Dolly, Rifle Shooter, Slider, Scorpi-One, and Low Angle or Doggie Cam.
The Future of OPTIMOS
OPTIMOS will have Two phases ((Together As One))
In phase one, the foundation of the OPTIMOS system, can easily be transformed to five different modes in just seconds. The kit is expandable and collapsible to: Low Angle mode, Scorpi-one mode, Riffle Shooter, Slider, Table Dolly, and Ph-one stabilizer. This phase gives users the ability to film cinematic angles, and get the motion look for their dynamic projects, right out of the box.
In phase two, OPTIMOS will improve your projects with new and innovative features that are beyond anything else you have ever seen. and will be able to extend with a longer slider and longer rods for the table dolly, which will allow the OPTIMOS system to hold 40 more lbs of weight. Additional Features will include the ability to convert to 4 additional modes: Longer slider, Car mount, Camera Cage, 6 feet Jib, and Largos Monopod. and even a 16 wheel Dolly able to hold 200 pounds making OPTIMOS the one and ONLY modular device capable of transforming easy to carry system into an all around film recording accessory - all in one!
Each phase of the OPTIMOS system will be affordable thus preventing you from going bankrupt trying to keep up with other cinematographers.
Thanks for reading and supporting the future of OPTIMOS. It truly means the world to me!
No, When is at the Slider Mode, this can't be Center mounted on a single tripod! The 2 solid base ends can be sit on 2 tripods or using 5/8 rapid adapter can be mount on 2 Lightstands or 2 C-stand so can be more firm, steady, not wiggles and vibrations at both ends.
When we are at a Big production, We usually use Two stands!
But if we cover a wedding or social event, we found very practical using a musicians keyboard stand wich offer the same folding and height adjustment features, at a much more economic price than any camera Stand.
Yes, if you are a student You will Not only get a camera slider,! You also will be able to transform it to other 5 aditional modes, ( Table Dolly - Rifle shooter - Slider - Scropi-One - Low Angel or Doggie Cam )
at Optimos we belive that paying $450 - $590 for a simple slider is too much ! that's way, that for the price of One, you get 5 modes. ( it's like get every mode for the price of $140 when you get the Personalized Engraved complete system )
Yes ! in our phase two. Optimos will be Transform to be able to support 100 pounds ! with 72" rods.
I just upload some images that shows what the Complete package contain
at reward of $545 you are getting the complete kit that
you can use as:
(ONE) 3 feet long Slider ( expandable in the future to 6 feet long )
2 bases that can be used as 2 (TWO) Rifle Shooter mode
The same 2 bases can be used as 2 (TWO) Scorpi-One mode
1(ONE) Carriage as Table Dolly
The Kit without the Carriage is used as 1 (ONE) Low Angle mode
and also is used as 1 (ONE) Monopod mode
- (33 days)