Some production pals of mine are running a Kickstarter to help fund the production of the cool new camera rig they designed. They sent me a prototype a few weeks ago and the thing is super handy. It’s great for shoulder-mounted shooting but there are lots of other tricks you can do with this thing. I’ll let the Motion Source team explain the benefits and attributes of the rig:
These guys have set a very achievable kickstarter goal; they want to raise $1,000 so they can buy a machine that will help their manufacturer produce the rigs faster. The campaign has only been active for a few days but already they’ve raised more than 900 bucks! You can probably attribute their success to the rewards they’re offering to contributors. If you kick in $29 they will donate one of the rigs to a the Chicago film school of your choice and if you donate $69 (heh) or more you’ll receive one of the very first finished rigs. That’s a pretty good deal since these will cost closer to 100 bucks when they officially go on sale.
If you want to contribute, or if you’d like to see more videos of the rig in action, head here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/motionsource/the-motion-source-shoulder-rig-for-dslr-and-video