2015 CineGrips shipping. Sony FS7, Alexa, Ursa Mini, new Varicam
Starts at $750
Even demanding pros accept whatever is supplied for a camera grip. What choice is there? You don't think much about it, altho you might swear occassionally. We shoot with a hand mashed into something that works- it's functional. But when your hand clasps something made to receive it - it's primal- form meets function.
A Cinegrip is a tool designed to get old, that stays with you thru product cycles and bridges camera platforms. Your matte box, your sticks - your grip. Migrate your Cinegrip to your next new camera and upgrade technology without downgrading the tried and true. Use your Cinegrip on many different cameras and regain some fundemental consistency. Your camera should feel familiar and predictable. We make them three ways; as plain dumb grips $750, with simple trigger stop/start, $1280 and with a full brain that activates menu control over serial protocol $1500/1750. All can be ordered as lefties. All of them are the same shape and work the same for fist/elbow/shoulder allignment. With our Clockarm and Dovetail Plates you can get your fist under the lens center and at the precise angle you prefer. Nothing else does this.
Balance and control. On Mark 3 and Mark 4 models, three buttons under the thumb make a simple, logical interface. We keep it simple. A Camera grip should not work like a gameboy controller. Just stab down to get Focus Magnification, Iris, FPS, Steadishot, Zebra, Peaking etc... Cinegrips put the stuff you need under your thumb- a thumb that only touches hardwood buttons, sanded to a glass shine and flush mounted in walnut. A handmade, instrument quality tool.
We have been pacing industry grip development since 2012. Change is great but our wrists, elbows and shoulders are a constant. We built the most adjustable system in the industry to make your job easier. Sometimes handheld isn't for a shot- it's for a day. That's where we come from and why we make these things.
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It's old fashioned I know, but you can also 'cut to the chase'. Shooters call me to just talk over what's going on with their rigging and usually figure it out in 15 min or so. 504 355 6106 voice/text
We have a full scale, industrial machine shop- with a real guy named Tony who is a master american machinist. (Hint). We can do anything you need at 1980 pricing.
Straight up. Keeping it functional and possible,
- Caleb Crosby, soc (Handheld since R16 Bolex, 1988)