KickShark releases the HandJib, a new motion device so radically innovative that it fundamentally changes the entire video production process for videographers using mirrorless, smartphone, or action cameras. We ask the world photo, video, electronics, technology, and gadget press and online media to look at this product, and help us let readers and viewers know about this astonishing new ability now available to them.
The HandJib is a multi-axis handheld jib crane for mirrorless, smartphone, and action camera videography. It is one small, easy to carry product that enables vertical jib shots and diagonal and horizontal tracking shots on-the-go with no other equipment — something not remotely possible today.
The result of two years of development, the HandJib delivers its goal of being the single most useful tool possible for small camera videographers — in most instances more fundamentally useful than a tripod.
HandJib is on Kickstarter and needs press and media coverage to let the small camera videographers of the world know that the campaign is there. Some media have become reluctant to publicize crowdfunded projects. All media is inundated with daily waves of new product releases. Rarely is one of them actually newsworthy.
HandJib is newsworthy. The fastest growing video camera market is the one for cameras smaller than DSLR, with DSLR sales plummeting as a result. Tens of millions of serious videographers use these new smaller mirrorless, smartphone, and action cameras to produce quality HD video. The HandJib suddenly and dramatically expands their shooting options.
HandJib is a product that every video shooter who handles it wants to own.
We are asking the press and online media to help us show this Kickstarter campaign to their readers and viewers, as the product, and those readers and viewers deserve the effort and attention.
“HandJib is the result of a two year design and engineering effort to bring a small, easy to carry motion tool to people wanting amazing motion shots using their smaller micro four-thirds or other mirrorless cameras, or their iPhones or GoPros,” says Bo Latham, media manager for KickShark. “HandJib is a radically game-changing, truly revolutionary product for these millions of active small camera videographers.”
HandJib allows stable, fluid motion up and down like a traditional jib — plus diagonal or horizontal motion shots — without tracks or a dolly or a slider. One simple product to open up the whole world of multi-axis motion video. And, HandJib works beautifully with any of these cameras:
Micro Four-Thirds (Panasonic, Olympus, Kodak)
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema or Micro Cinema
Sony Alpha or NX
Olympus PEN or OM-D
Nikon System 1
GoPro (and competitors)
iPhone (or other smartphones)
Any other camera 2-pounds or less
HandJib cleverly leverages the biomechanics of using small, lightweight video cameras to deliver an all-new style of motion control for videographers. Instead of having one product for vertical motion, another for diagonal motion, and one or more others for horizontal motion shots, HandJib delivers this full spectrum of motion capability. One simple, lightweight product. A whole suite of new motion capabilities for small camera shooters.
Full details about HandJib are available on the product’s Kickstarter campaign page here: kickstarter.com/projects/kickshark/handjib-pro-motion-for-small-camera-and-phone-vide
KickShark can be contacted at info(at)kickshark(dot)com. The web site is at kickshark.com. Media should contact Kristin Cales at kristin(at)kickshark(dot)com.
KickShark, Inc. is a Tennessee social enterprise company engaged in developing and marketing amazing new products, often including online crowdfunding campaigns.
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