Sunday, October 7, 2012

My invention for iPhones, Androids, GoPro and other helmet cams, small camcorders and point and shoot cameras.

I call it the iFly Hand Held Camera Crane and I've been working on this for most of the year and I'm pretty excited about it.

The quickest way to see what you can do with it is check out the test footage, but basically it lets you be Steven Spielberg with your tiny video camera whether it's in on your phone, camcorder, point and shoot, or a GoPro or similar helmet cam.

Your camera can travel in one move from below the floor (if there's a ditch handy!) to above ceiling fans and all around as you walk it about with full pan and tilt control of the camera head, and with no tripod, body rig or support vest required.

And you can poke it through small spaces like car windows and back out again as you shoot.

If I'm successful on Kickstarter it will cost a few hundred bucks, which is about 2.25 percent of the price of the only other thing I've seen that does all the same stuff.
That super high end device does some other things too and takes heavier loads, but then at around 20k it does cost about 43 and a half times more than my iFly and is hugely heavier in comparison!

I'm going to launch the iFly on Kickstarter probably next week, and I'll certainly be posting here about it when I do.
In the meantime, I'd love it if you could check out the facebook page I made for it by clicking HERE.
There's short snippets of test footage using it with my iPhone shooting pets, bicycles, cars and what have you.
If you know anyone who might find it interesting or who is into making YouTube or other videos, please don't be shy about telling them about it!

And feel free of course to 'Like' the facebook page if you do enjoy it, I'd certainly appreciate that!
And I'll also be posting an announcement there the minute it launches on Kickstarter too.

To succeed on Kickstarter it's going to need a LOT of love spread about it.

I've been kind of shy about showing what it looks like until the Kickstarter launch, but not quite so shy about showing the bits of test footage on the facebook page.

Well, thanks again as always for checking in; your enthusiasm, interest and support is what us artists live for, whatever we're creating!

Click these links to visit my website... - Sculpture that loves you back
or my Etsy store, CritterVille

Friday, October 5, 2012

Meridee's paintings find a home in town

Meridee's been busy putting the finishing touches on a bunch of splendid oil paintings, and so we set about finding a home for them here in town.

Huey's Fine Art is where they now live in Santa Fe (hopefully temporarily because folks will be snapping them up!).

I jokingly refer to Meridee as 'her indoors' which from the pics below you can clearly see is rarely the case!









You can check them all out on Meridee's BLOG (really more of a static online portfolio for more of her great paintings).

It has a landscape page of paintings, a still life page, and a home page from which you can visit the other two pages.

Click these links to visit my website... - Sculpture that loves you back
or my Etsy store, CritterVille