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A simple, affordable and extremely easy to use device for motion time-lapse and live action video.
978 backers pledged $636,766 to help bring this project to life.

Week 2...

Hey everyone!
Well we are about half way into week two of our Kickstarter campaign and we've been overwhelmed by everyones support and comments about the project - THANK YOU! We can't wait to see how you all put the Genie to use!  Now that we have surpassed our goal we are using the extra funds to add even more features to the Genie such as enhanced weather proofing and all-round quality of the product - we will be updating these on our site ( and here as they develop.

We'll also be releasing a web series featuring a bunch of entertaining characters, the series will of course include lots of footage taken with the Genie. We want to show people how motion control can now integrate into your everyday production and we'll also be testing it with some new equipment, so stay tuned for that!



    1. Creator christian foss on May 16, 2012

      Hey guys,

      Just want to second Brad and say a mounting screw would be brilliant. Dunno if its too late for the first run of devices, but it kind of seems necessary for any interesting shots. What were you using for the shot in promo video with the gorilla pod? Would the devices we're receiving not be able to do that straight out the box?

    2. Creator David Leech on May 16, 2012

      Hi guys:

      "Do you mean so it would drive the wheels independent of the rope accessory?? " - Yes!!
      There is two mounting holes on each side of the pico dolly so Im sure you could just incorporate two gears there with a rubber traction to one side of the pic dolly wheels, although how to connect that to the Genie Im not so sure.

    3. Creator Chris Thomson & Ben Ryan on May 8, 2012

      Hey Brad...
      Good idea around the mounting screw, we have some that we have been using for various DIY projects so that we can attach the Genie but will research this further and see what we can find as a possible 'add on'.

    4. Creator Chris Thomson & Ben Ryan on May 8, 2012

      Hey David...
      Do you mean so it would drive the wheels independent of the rope accessory?? Thats a good idea! You could still use the Genie with the pico dolly no probs with the current setup and the supplied rope accessory. Just attach the Linear accessory and tie off the rope at each end, pop the Genie on and your away! As for the level bubble we already have that integrated on the top plate of the Genie so got that covered! Thanks for your comments...

    5. Creator David Leech on May 8, 2012

      I would say that an easy (and cost effective) add-on would be some type of rubber cable that drives a Pico Dolly, that way it becomes fully independent. Additionally a built in level bubble with backlight would be fantastic.

    6. Creator Brad Griswold on May 8, 2012

      First off, congrats on the success, can't wait to see the final product! If you're considering improvements, if I may make one suggestion (other than the panorama function I had mentioned earlier). The ability to physically secure the removable base (viia thumbscrews or something like that to the unit would be preferable, that way we could mount the genie at odd angles (or upside down on a cable cam) without it falling off it's base. Just a thought, keep up the great work!