We here at Aero Film prefer to use the term “gear head” rather than “geek.” It just has a better ring to it, no? Here is a fellow gear head that we applaud, Cineskates Camera Sliders by Justin Jensen!
First of all, holy schmoly he raised a lot of dough on Kickstarter! Good job! And it's with good reason… This MIT alum designed an amazing rig with skateboard technology. It falls under that heading of, “We could have done that!” But, yeah, we didn’t, so, kudos to Justin Jensen who actually did.
To summarize, “CineSkates™ are a set of three wheels that quickly attach to a tripod and enable fluid, rolling video in an ultra-portable package.” For instance, ever need to follow a toddler walking and you don’t have a Steadicam lying around? CineSkates would be pretty handy for that!
Huzzah to you, Justin Jensen, for being the DIY "gear head" of the day! Why do I say this? Well, he’s sending us a set of CineSkates as he’s a fan of Aero director Sam O’Hare’s work! Yes, yes, this is shameless promotion, but we're honored that he liked our work and wanted to pay him back with a blog mention. (Plus it helps that we're really excited about this clever innovation and can't wait to try them out!!) I’m not sure what would happen if we mix these with the Klaus Cam…. A black hole may be created. We probably shouldn’t risk it.
Happy Friday everyone, and look out for our video using Cineskates!