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Just launched! miniSkates for GorillaPod SLR Zoom by Cinetics

By | Friends of Joby, Gorillapod, iPhone, Photography | 2 Comments

Our friends at Cinetics —the creators of CineSkates and CineSquid—have launched another great video product! Their miniSkates attach to our GorillaPod SLR Zoom and are designed for compact cameras and camera phones. Check out the new miniSkates in action in this demo video!

 

miniSkates Video Dolly from Cinetics on Vimeo.

miniSkates, a smaller version CineSkates, are a set of wheels that attach to the GorillaPod SLR-Zoom tripod to create a portable and versatile dolly system. miniSkates work with cameras up to 1.5 pounds, which includes compact cameras, smart phones, and point of view cameras like GoPro and Contour.

Justin Jensen, the founder of Cinetics, says that their goal is to get your cinematic ideas in motion. These new products are designed to allow anyone to create high-quality moving video with the cameras that are in their pockets already. We think that is rad!

 

 

 

Cinesquid! Awesome New Product from Cinetics

By | Friends of Joby, Photography | One Comment

Our friends at Cinetics launched the next product in their line of awesome video capturing accessories—the CineSquid Suction Cup Camera Mount System.

CineSquid Suction Mount from Cinetics on Vimeo.

The CineSquid is a super strong, versatile suction cup camera mount system, which allows filmmakers to capture previously unthinkable shots by attaching their camera to smooth surfaces, from any angle. Cinetics has already built a huge following of filmmaker enthusiasts with the launch of CineSkates, an innovative camera tripod dolly that made great use of our GorillaPod Focus.

The CineSquid system combines powerful suction cup technology with the flexible GorillaPod Focus Tripod and BallHead X to create a portable and modular system that filmmakers can take anywhere. Different from other suction cup mounts on the market, the flexible tripod attaches to contoured, multi-level surfaces, and users can even manipulate the camera frame once the suction cups are mounted.  The triple suction cup design ensures CineSquid will not lose its grip.

Not unlike us here at JOBY, Cinetics founder Justin Jensen is “encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive support from our community of users to create a simple, interchangeable system that replaces their bulky gear.”

In case you’re curious, here are a few examples of what CineSquid can stand up to …

* High-speed chase or automobile cruising scenes
* Aerial views from the belly of an airplane up to 200mph
* Scenic or landscape shots from a boat, train or any moving vehicle
* Time-lapse video with a rock-solid connection to any smooth surface

To celebrate the launch of CineSquid, Cinetics is hosting the CineSkates Showdown Video Contest. The winning videos will be featured in future Cinetics videos, and the winners will each receive the new CineSquid component along with a GoPro® HD HERO2 Camera.

Congratulations to our friends at Cinetics on another fabulous product!

Amazing skyliners! Plus how to film them

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Here at JOBY, we are all about doing more with less. In our minds, something that is compact and versatile wins out over something that is bulky and rigid every day of the week (even if that something is considered the industry standard). Our product designers are inspired by the can-do attitude of guys like Sebastien Montaz-Rosset a French filmmaker and outdoorsman who captures amazing footage with very little gear. His motto is “light is right” and he sure proves his motto true in this video tutorial on how to use a steadycam for outdoor sport filming.

Video Tutorial: use of a steadycam for outdoor sport filming. from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.

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With his incredible footage of high liners and base jumpers in the French Alps, Sebastien has created a film I Believe I can Fly (Flight of the Frenchies). The film has had well-deserved success at several French Film Festivals and you can watch the trailer below. I guarantee it will take your breath away.

I Believe I can Fly ( flight of the frenchies). Trailer from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.

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Sebastien is open and funny. His take-life-by-the-horns-and-learn attitude is absolutely inspiring. Visit his website to learn more about how he captures his footage and how you can also do more with less and get amazing results — base jumping optional.

Friday Finds: Stop Motion Videos and Gorillatorch Blade Shout Outs

By | creactive, Friday Find, Gorillapod, Gorillatorch, Press | No Comments

Hello Creactives,

It is still Friday…really… and somewhere in the Pacific it is the middle of the day, so it must be time for Friday Finds.

We have some absolutely fantastic stop motion videos this week.  Executed,  of course, with a Gorillapod. The first one has a lovely twist about halfway through and is beautifully rendered with a touch of whimsy.

Pensées Effeuillées from Aziz Oulhiyane on Vimeo.

The second is another stop-motion film utilizing Legos and humor.

Gorillatorch Blade Takes Aim

It’s been quite a debut for Gorillatorch Blade, with Wired’s claims that it is “tough enough to kill Vampires,” Mashable‘s correct assertion that “it cuts through the darkness,” and Engadget‘s claim that it  is slim.

But before that, we had this great write-up in the Wall Street Journal’s The Fixer column for the Gorillapod. Making it even more appealing, it came with a clever title, “Me, Myself (My Thumb, My Arm) and My Camera.”

Friday Finds: Videos to Celebrate Summer; Camping, On the Water or On the Road

By | Friday Find, Gorillapod, time-lapse photography | No Comments

Hello Creactives!

We are headed out to an offsite in Park City, Utah to catch up on all the summer fun that you all seem to have been experiencing. Watch this space for photos of us taking advantage of the great outdoors. In the meantime, enjoy these fun videos of other creactives taking full advantage of the elements.

Taking Down Camp Rocker Style
At times, this does not seem like the most efficient way of packing up, but eventually, like the song, these guys seem to get into the rhythm. Captured with a Canon 5D, a Gorillapod and a soundtrack to rock out to, this video let’s you see a little bit of Mount Adams and the outdoors. Even, when you are trapped inside.

Windsurfing From All Angles

This starts a little slow, but gains energy and ends up with some crazy cool angles as the sail lifts up and over head and the windsurfer takes on speed and really takes advantage of the Gorillapod and Fisheye lens.

Oh Elise

I must admit that when I hear Elise, I think of my fabulous friend (salut Elise!). Apparently, I am in the minority – in this office the Lotus Elise seems to be king. This drive in the Loire Valley is captured with new Panasonic Lumix TZ10 and of course, a Gorillapod. This guy is clearly a gear head…and please, don’t test me on what happens in minute 9 of the movie.

…and a Gorillapod Focus Press Hit

5 out 5 ain’t bad. Especially, when you aren’t selling toothpaste or other dental products. This great review of the Gorillapod Focus by Appletell makes us happy.