In an age where around three quarters of crowdfunding projects are unsuccessful in achieving their goals, one that completes is target in a mere 41 minutes must be given serious attention. Step forward and take a bow the Moment smartphone filmmaker collection. Recording a video will never be the same again.
This isn’t Moment’s first dance with crowdfunding mind you. They have successfully run three previous campaigns on Kickstarter, but don’t let that take away the scale of what they achieved. They raised their $50,000 target in less time than it takes to play a half of footy. But it hasn’t finished there, as the backing has continued. As of writing this with 9 days still to go a whopping $1.3 million has been pledged.
So, what are these near 9,000 backers supporting? Well, it’s called the Filmmaker Collection and combines four accessories that allow you to push beyond the limits of your phones built in camera, promising results like never before.
To start with at the heart of the collection is a new 1.33x anamorphic lens adapter that works in conjunction with iPhones, Google Pixel phones, and Samsung Galaxy widening the normal high-definition 16:9 aspect ratio to a cinematic standard of 2.40:1 without cropping away any pixels. In other words, it’s like shooting a wider focal length in the vertical. You can capture a super wide-angle image with the inherent shallow depth of field and perspective of a telephoto lens.
Next it comes with a gimbal counterweight which enables you to take super smooth films. It is designed to balance the additional weight of using the lens when shooting, and attaches easily with a velco strap.
It also comes with a filter mount. Great filmmakers know the power of camera filters help you create effects and control light in ways digital editing can’t. The Moment filter mount lets you attach a standard 62mm filter to any of your lenses, just simply press fit the mount onto your lens and you’re ready to go.
And finally, it comes with a case which doubles up as a wireless battery charger, with the capability to add an extra 3,100mAh, which is guaranteed to keep you filming for longer.
There is also a host of other additional accessories that can be purchased.
For further information, or to back the project please head on over to the Kickstarter page HERE.