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KickStarter: Red Rocket Travel slider, from the creators of the Aviator travel jib.

By Anthony Thurston on March 26th 2013

Tonight I wanted to feature a new kickstarter project from the creators of the Aviator Travel Jib, its called the Red Rocket Travel Slider. Traditional Dollies are big, bulky, and can take over an hour to setup. Traditional camera sliders are simple and easy, but if you want varying length slider shots you need to purchase several slider lengths that can add up to thousands of dollars.

This is where the Red Rocket comes in, it is designed to be light and portable – and it works perfectly on EMT pipes which are available at most hardware stores for very cheap. For just $13 you can have up to 10 feet of slider space, or even several smaller lengths.

The reception that this has already received is really impressive, the Red Rocket Kickstarter fully was funded in less than 8 hours. It is currently, at the time of this writing, siting at almost double the projects original goal. At only $425 for the basic Red Rocket kit, this is within reach of any amateur filmmaker. If you are looking to instantly up your production value and create professional looking dolly shots then I highly recommend that you head on over to the Kickstarter page to learn more about this project.

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Wanted

    Received the rails and slider today for the cost of over $1k AUD. Two carbon fiber rails are already split at the end (without having even used the slider) and it just sags, so disappointed after waiting for so long. Will post back if they back themselves and replace or refund. Hopefully they’re good about it.

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  2. kenyee

    $425 could have at least included the carbon fiber rails…the rails added another $300? ouch :-(

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  3. Jesper Anhede

    Another kickass product from Nice Industries. As a travel photographer I love the Travel Jib and this Red Rocket Travel Slider is something I will order right away. Thanks for the heads up =)

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