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£13,224
pledged of £25,000pledged of £25,000 goal
51
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, September 26 2015 9:53 AM UTC +00:00

About

LOKI LETS YOU ACHIEVE MORE, WITH LESS

We set out a year ago to create a modular camera rig that’s ultra-portable, modular and robust. A rig that easily fits in your bag along with your camera and lenses, then transforms between a Shoulder Rig, Cage, Underslung Rig and Dolly, maximising your range of cinematic capabilities. 

LOKI transforms between a Shoulder Rig, Cage, Underslung Rig and Dolly
LOKI transforms between a Shoulder Rig, Cage, Underslung Rig and Dolly
Thanks for all the great press!
Thanks for all the great press!

 ULTRA-PORTABLE

LOKI slots into your bag alongside its modules and your existing gear
LOKI slots into your bag alongside its modules and your existing gear

We believe that you should be able to capture a range of dynamic, high-quality shots wherever you want...Without having to carry around a number of different rigs which can be bulky and heavy.

LOKI with the additional modules
LOKI with the additional modules

LOKI eliminates this problem by folding up to about the size of an external battery grip, so that it slots into your camera bag alongside your existing gear and its additional modules. 

LOKI folds up to about the size of an external battery grip
LOKI folds up to about the size of an external battery grip

Taking up a fraction of the space, weight and hassle of carrying around the equivalent traditional rigs, LOKI can then be set-up or transformed between modes in a matter of seconds.

SHOULDER RIG

LOKI configures into a Shoulder Rig supporting 15mm LWS rods
LOKI configures into a Shoulder Rig supporting 15mm LWS rods

With the hand grips and shoulder stock ergonomically positioned to suit you, the three points of contact create a stable base for filming anything from documentaries to extreme sports. 

The serrated steel locking plates on all the joints mean that once LOKI is in position, it will not slip
The serrated steel locking plates on all the joints mean that once LOKI is in position, it will not slip

We included serrated steel locking plates on all the joints to offer loads of articulation, but more importantly, to ensure that once your rig is set-up, it will not move or slip. 

Serrated steel locking plates are attached to every joint
Serrated steel locking plates are attached to every joint

CAMERA CAGE

LOKI with the Cage Bar Module attached
LOKI with the Cage Bar Module attached

For more dynamic handheld shots, fold away the shoulder stock and rotate the handles up to create a Basic Cage. To add accessories such as monitors, light or mics, attach the Cage Bar Module to the handles for extra 1/4"-20 mounting points.

UNDERSLUNG RIG

LOKI with the Underslung Module attached and repositioned Hand Grip
LOKI with the Underslung Module attached and repositioned Hand Grip

To capture great low-level shots or experiment with more obscure camera angles, we developed the Underslung Module. This small unit quickly locks onto your camera's hot shoe and you can reposition one of LOKI's hand grips to complete the rig. The serrated steel locking plates allow you to vary the handle position through 180 degrees to create a simple, light weight and dynamic rig.

DOLLY

LOKI with Dolly Modules attached instead of Hand Grips
LOKI with Dolly Modules attached instead of Hand Grips

Our custom quick release mechanism on the hand grips allows for the handles to be replaced with our Dolly Modules for smooth linear and radial tracking shots. Simply set the angle of the wheels and the pitch of the camera and away you go. 

COMPATABILITY

With the 15mm Rods attached you can customise your rig as you need
With the 15mm Rods attached you can customise your rig as you need

As well as being able to transition between all of these rigs, we wanted LOKI to slot into your workflow. This is why there’s a tripod mount on the bottom, so you can attach a quick release plate or monopod and move between static and handheld shots in seconds. 


We also have industry standard 15mm LWS rods that screw into the front of LOKI, so you can add accessories such as matte boxes or follow focuses to bulk up and customise the rig as you need.
LOKI with the Canon C300 and Cage Bar Module attachment
LOKI with the Canon C300 and Cage Bar Module attachment
LOKI has a standard 1/4"-20 thread meaning it can attach to almost all cameras: from Blackmagic or the Canon EOS C300; to all DSLRs or mirrorless cameras; and even GoPros or smart phones. 

REWARDS

We want you to experience LOKI and its modules in all their glory, that's why we're offing exclusive Kickstarter rewards for the Early Bird Full Kit and for the regular Full Kit. If you really don't want all the modules, you can start with the Base Unit and add on the extra modules you want. 

FIELD TESTING

To-date we’ve produced countless prototypes, testing every aspect of the design. The precision machined aluminium body is complemented with the serrated steel locking plates for the perfect amalgamation of strength, weight and functionality. 

To put LOKI through its paces, we exhibited at the UK Photography Show earlier this year, at the NEC in Brimingham, so that hundreds of photographers and filmmakers could try LOKI for themselves.

We were lucky enough to meet loads of great people with even more ideas for additional modules we can bring out for LOKI. We also met Sgt Mike O'Neill, a British Army Photographer, who then took our prototype and tested it out on a training exercise in Norway. His video is below:

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We're now happy that we've created the high-quality, robust product that we set out to achieve, which is why we're now turning to you.

WE NEED YOU!

We now need your help. We need to raise £25,000 to cover the set-up and tooling costs to start production and get LOKI into your hands.

We want to start forming a great community of photographers and filmmakers who share our passion for innovation, creativity and adventure. That's why we're offering some great rewards exclusively for our Kickstarter backers, and we can't wait to see the amazing things you'll achieve using LOKI.

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PRODUCTION PLAN

Our Kickstarter campaign will finish at the end of September and, if successful, the funds transferred to us two weeks after the end date. We will then be able to pay the manufacturer to start programming the machines and start production. 

Based on our minimum order, it will take about 2 months to manufacture, anodize and check all the parts. They will then be assembled and delivered to our workshop in Glasgow, Scotland. We are aiming to take delivery of the units by the end of this year. 

We will then fulfill the Kickstarter rewards from Glasgow, making sure everyone gets the correct reward. We expect this to be January - February 2016, so a great present to start the New Year!!

SHIPPING AND FULFILLMENT

To make sure that LOKI arrives safely to you wherever you are in the world, we will be using established courier services to deliver all rewards. This way we can send you a tracking number once your reward has been shipped from our Glasgow workshop, so that you will know exactly when it'll arrive. 

THANK YOU

Thank you for checking out our campaign, and we would love for you to back LOKI, help us bring it to market and join our community. 

We would also like to thank the following people and businesses for their help:

Risks and challenges

When it comes to manufacturing a new project, there are always going to be certain risks and challenges but we have done everything in our power to minimise these.

We've already produced several production quality prototypes with our carefully chosen manufacturer. This means we know it can be made to our specification and high standards. These prototypes have also been tested and demoed with hundreds of people so we're sure they are strong!

There is the potential for delays to occur during production if there is a hold-up in the supply chain, but we will be out in China to oversee the start of the production run and quickly solve any problems should they arise.

We have also minimised the number of suppliers we are using to hopefully ensure an efficient production run.

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    LOKI - BASE UNIT
    Start with the Base Unit which creates a shoulder rig and basic cage and then add on the modules you want. The REWARDS info-graphic explains how!
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    **EARLY BIRD**LOKI - FULL SET
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