SAN MARINO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2013) - The creators of the patent-pending iOgrapher® mobile filmmaking case for the iPad Mini (www.iographer.com) today announced that the Company has successfully reached its Kickstarter crowdsourcing funding goal and is shipping its first products -- the iOgrapher for the Apple iPad Mini -- effective immediately.
iOgrapher for the iPad Mini is priced at $65.00 USD and can be purchased directly from the Company web site at www.iographer.com, or from Amazon.com. The iOgrapher for the iPad 3 and 4 will be available for pre-order in three weeks, and will also be priced at $65.00 USD. More details will be announced later this month.
The iOgrapher iPad Mini Mount is the first all purpose mobile filmmaking case for the iPad Mini and is designed and manufactured in the United States. The iOgrapher is constructed from high quality, extremely tough polycarbonate/ABS, and its patent-pending design is for everyone from families with kids, to students, to Indies and professional filmmakers, videographers and mobile journalists.
The iOgrapher's unique design features two handles on each side of the case, making the iPad mini a hand-held 'steadicam rig,' greatly reducing shaky footage common when shooting video with mobile devices. The iOgrapher is also designed to enable consumers and filmmakers alike to easily add 37mm lenses to its lens mount area for wide angles, fisheye looks, or to capture macro or close up shots. Users can attach lighting and audio gear to its three accessory shoes on the top of the case. The bottom of the case is designed to allow mounting the iPad Mini to any standard tripod, monopod, or portable dolly.
Created by high-school media arts teacher and filmmaker, Dave Basulto, the iOgrapher was inspired by young filmmakers, who he wanted to empower with the ability to shoot and edit video, take stills and stream video live -- all from an inexpensive, accessible device.
"The iOgrapher was born from my passion for filmmaking," said Dave Basulto, founder of iOgrapher LLC and the creator of the iOgrapher. "I was so inspired by my students and their potential as future filmmakers. But this effort was also about my passion for technology and mobile filmmaking. I am amazed at the iPad Mini -- a device that I can rely on to shoot beautiful video and then share my creations with the world -- and all for such a low price. It is a revolutionary content creation device with far-reaching implications for consumer and professional filmmaking, education and mobile journalism."
Dave continued, "The price point of the iPad Mini alone significantly lowers the barriers to entry for students, families and any filmmaker on a budget; $329 gets you a base model iPad Mini, and with an additional $30-40 in apps, suddenly you have a production company in your pocket! Schools with no media programs can now create opportunities for students to learn the craft -- and all for a very small investment."
The iOgrapher: Click, Point, Create and Learn
The iOgrapher team is also creating an online film community filled with tutorials on using the iOgrapher and iOS devices. At iOgrapher.com, the Company will cover topics from development, such as script writing and previsualizing shots, to shooting movies, to editing, to sharing with the world.
iOgrapher will also provide recommendations for third party accessories, such as lighting kits, sound kits, lenses and mounting options with links to where to best find and purchase them. Users will also find helpful tips on the best apps available for shooting, editing, adding effects and sharing their videos online. All recommendation are based on Basulto's personal, hands on experience as a professional filmmaker and teacher.
"After years of teaching and creating video tutorials professionally, I will be developing the ultimate site for our customers to learn to use the iPad and the iOgrapher. The site will be filled with video tutorials on getting users up to speed with the best apps and workflows for video, audio, storyboarding, screenwriting, editing and more," continued Basulto. "Think of iOgrapher.com as your personal content creation learning hub."
Pricing and Availability
The iOgrapher for the iPad Mini is available immediately and is priced at $65.00 USD. Customers can place their order by visiting www.iographer.com. The iOgrapher for the iPad 3 and 4 is also priced at $65.00 USD and will be available for pre-order later this month from the iOgrapher web site: www.iographer.com.
The iOgrapher for the iPad Mini is available in a number of colors, including black, white, red, pink and blue. The Company is also planning iOgrapher cases for the iPhone 5 and for Android devices. Details will be announced at a later date.
The iOgrapher iPad Mini Mount is the first all purpose film making case for the iPad Mini. Constructed from high grade, extremely tough polycarbonate/ABS, the iOgrapher is designed for everyone from families with kids, to students, to Indies to professional filmmakers and videographers. For more information, please visit www.iographer.com, follow us on Twitter at @iographer, or 'Like' us in Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Iographer.
iOgrapher is a Registered Trademark of iOgrapher LLC. All iOgrapher product designs are patent-pending.