While I don’t do a lot of video, I do appreciate good design. This new Kickstarter by Zeke Kamm, a veteran film maker, has really caught my eye. He’s been designing gear for filmmakers like the Aviator travel jib, which we has a first impression of a while ago. This time he’s working on better version of a dolly, which has been essential in high end productions for some time. His Rocket Travel Slider is designed to give you smooth dolly shots for up 10 feet long, and be able to travel anywhere in the world. It sets up in a few minutes.
The Rocket Base Kit weighs just 3 ½ lbs. (supporting loads up to 45 lbs!) and compacts down into a deluxe padded case about the size of a shoe box. It easily supports high-end pro cameras like the Epic, Sony F55, HDSLR’s, Blackmagic Cinema Camera and more. Even a fully-rigged Aviator Travel Jib.
You can head over to his Kickstarter page for more details.