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About this project

Introducing SANDMARC Drama & Scape Filters  

Drama & Scape Filters are Polarizer & Neutral Density filters designed to help you capture cinematic photography with your iPhone camera. Patent Pending.

Why Filters? 

iPhone cameras are the most portable and accessible cameras of our time. 

So how can we make your iPhone photography better? And get stunning image and video quality like professional cameras?

DSLR photographers are very familiar with the use of neutral density and polarizer filters. Filters are specially adapted glass that enhance your images, control light, add motion blur to a subject, remove reflections and much more. 

Filters significantly reduce the time you spend editing digitally and their enhancements cannot be easily replicated using Photoshop or other proprietary software. 

At SANDMARC, through our experience making gear for GoPro & DJI, we discovered there are no high quality filters for mobile photography that preserve the image quality of iPhone cameras yet provide the enhancements currently enjoyed by professional photographers. 

What we found were cheap generic plastic filters that actually reduce image quality. 

We’re excited to introduce two new products: Drama & Scape Filters for iPhone Photography.

• Drama Filter: Polarizer Filter for iPhone (see before-after photos below)  

• Scape Filters: Neutral Density Filter Set for iPhone (see before-after photos below)  

What are Drama & Scape Filters?

Drama Filter: Polarizer (PL) Filter for iPhone

Polarizer filters are like polarized sunglasses for your phone help to suppress surface glare, take dynamic landscape photography, darken skies and manage reflections.

Our Drama Filter includes:

  • 1 x Polarizer Filter
  • 1 x Phone Clip Mount
  • 1 x Filter Case

Drama Filter is perfect for shooting waterfalls, ocean, lakes, and in over-exposed environments. 

Drama Filters have three main uses: 

1/ Improve dynamic range - deeper blues and whiter clouds 

Photo by @dzzdzz012. "After" photo shot with SANDMARC Drama Filter & iPhone. (Unedited)

Photo by @philngyn. "After" photo shot using Drama Filter & iPhone (unedited).

2/ Cut out glare and reflections

 Photo by @geodes_.  "After" photo shot with SANDMARC Drama Filter & iPhone. (Unedited)

3/ Brings out colors in your photo

Photo by @michaelmatti. "After" photo shot with SANDMARC Drama Filter & iPhone. (Unedited)
 
"After" photo shot using Drama Filter & iPhone 7 Plus. (Unedited)
 

Photo by @reidov. Shot using SANDMARC Drama Filter & iPhone.

Scape Filters: Neutral Density (ND) Filters for iPhone   

Neutral Density (ND) filters reduce the intensity of light coming to a camera lens along with reducing shutter speed when capturing footage. 

Sunnier and brighter days require higher amount of light reduction to give you a cinematic look for your videos. Our recommended filter for such conditions is the ND8 or ND16 Filter. Darker and cloudier days need lower range ND filters. Our recommended filter for such conditions is the ND4 filter.

Our Scape Filters include:  

  • 1 x ND4 (2-Stop ND) 
  • 1 x ND8 (3-Stop ND) 
  • 1 x ND16 (4-Stop ND) 
  • 1 x Phone Clip Mount 
  • 1 x Filter Case 

Scape Filters are useful to: 

1/ Create Motion Blur

Photo by @philngyn. "After" photo shot using Scape ND 16 Filter & iPhone (unedited).

2/ Reduce Exposure

Photo by @itskcho. Shot using SANDMARC Scape Filter & iPhone 6S Plus. (Unedited)

Photo by @legendaryalex. Shot using Scape Filter + iPhone. (Unedited)

Photo by @philngyn. "After" photo shot using Scape ND 16 Filter & iPhone (unedited).

Photo by @keithdwhite. Shot using Scape Filter and iPhone 7 Plus. 

What makes our filter great?  

We use a meticulous industrial grade multi-coating process to make our filter glass materials. When using filters for your photography, it is important to ensure that your iPhone camera does not loose its picture sharpness and quality.

For photography, uncoated filters are more likely to set up lens flare. Multi-coating provides a refined quality with further enhanced and accurate transmission of light and colors. On the exterior filter frame, we used an aluminum frame material that provides the lightest yet most durable finish to our filters.  

And it's best feature: Versatile & Stackable

Yes, stackable. This means you can stack all or two of your Scape filters on top of each other for getting a pronounced exposure reduction. You can also mix the Scape Filter with Drama Filter for a polarizing and ND effect at the same time.

Which iPhone models are the filters compatible with?  

• iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus 

• iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus

• iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus 

• iPhone 5, iPhone 4, iPhone SE

The Drama and Scape Filters are primarily built for the iPhone. However, each filter comes with an attachment clip that is also compatible with the following models:  

• Samsung S8, S8 Plus 

• Samsung S7, S7 Edge 

• Samsung S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus, Note 5

• Google Pixel, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5x, Nexus 5

• LG G6, G5, G4, G3

• Moto G5, Moto X, Moto G

 

REWARDS & BUNDLES

 

PROTOTYPES & SKETCHES

For any questions or press inquiries feel free to email us at iphone@sandmarc.com.

 

ABOUT SANDMARC

SANDMARC® is an action gear brand designing premium accessories for GoPro® , DJI™ and now iPhone. Our vision is enabling photographers, action sports athletes, and outdoor enthusiasts capture next-level content. Thanks to our fans and customers across the globe, SANDMARC is sold worldwide with a growing 200K+ followers on social media. Our products have been featured on CNET, Men’s Journal, Gear Junkie and more.

As a company, we focus on introducing well-crafted and premium gear. From using high quality materials to incorporating sleek design and durable functionality, we pay attention to our products to the finest detail.

Visit sandmarc.com to learn more.

 

 

Thank you!

Thank you to our friends, family and everyone who has provided us feedback and support through the making of our newest and most ambitious project to date.

Disclaimer: SANDMARC is not affiliated with Apple. iPhone, Apple, and Apple logo are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

 

Risks and challenges

Due to our previous experience working in the photography space, we are better equipped in foreseeing upcoming challenges and solving them diligently.

As with any hardware project, however, there are risks and challenges that may arise during production, assembly and final delivery. Since our filters go through a meticulous multi-coating process, each glass needs attention to detail which could potentially create delays in production. There could also be difficulties that may come about that are out of our control.

Having said the above, we focus on introducing well-crafted and premium quality products that will enable you to capture next-level content with your iPhone camera.

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