Three young entrepreneurs from Scotland have launched an exciting new Kickstarter campaign running from BVE London to NAB in Vegas. At NAB, their company, Blind Spot Gear, proudly introduces the Scorpion Light, a revolutionary adaptable lighting solution for almost any conceivable production scenario.
The flagship Scorpion Light system features 4 LED lamp heads, each individually mounted on an ultra flexible gooseneck arm which ends in a 16mm spigot with 1/4 thread for an array of mounting options. Each lamp head is independently dimmable and features magnetic barn doors to sculpt the light and allow simple and effective mounting of gels. Within each head a single high power emitter delivers 1100 lm max in either a daylight CCT or a high CRI tungsten option.
Power is supplied to each lamp individually via adapters allowing for AC, battery or DTAP sources. The full kit is supplied in a customised hard case and includes 4x lamps, 4x super clamps, 4x dimmers, 4x AC supplies, 4x battery adaptors, 8x Sony NP-F batteries, and 1x battery charger. The Scorpion light set is now available on Kickstarter, prices from £550.
Reporting on BVE London, Michael Burns, the Daily Show author and writer for Broadcast Magazine said: "It's been a good day to catch up with smaller companies who are exhibiting, but, that's not to say theyve been forgotten - you couldn't move in the aisles in some cases. One product of particular interest is The Scorpion Light, created by three young entrepreneurs from Glasgow (attending BVE in kilts no less) who are seeking Kickstarter funding."
No matter whether youre starting out in your career, a pro, or a full out Oscar winner this light has a place in your kit. The ultimate tricky location light, a beautiful hidden detail light, or a full out 4 light interview set-up. With a simple 1/4 attachment or hot shoe, The Scorpion Light also doubles as a unique off -centred top light.
The young team of entrepreneurs are travelling the world, in kilts no less, from BVE London to NAB Vegas then across to Broadcast Asia and ending up at IBC Amsterdam, all with one mission, to spread the word of their revolutionary new lighting system, The Scorpion Light.
Blind Spot Gear was created by a Bafta winning Director, Kodak Award-winning cinematographer Billy Campbell and two engineers, Alan Easdale and James Campbell, both professional engineers and entrepreneurs with a wealth of sourcing and engineering experience.
The trio has turned to Kickstarter in order to get this project off the ground. Kickstarter success will validate the product and help to fund the first order, at present the campaign is off to a good start with 4 weeks to go and funding already at 30%.
Visit Blind Spot Gearon their booth N3724B at NAB2014 in the LVCC, Las Vegas, Nevada, exhibition 7th 10th April.
Kickstarter launched in the USA in 2009 as a conduit for the funding of a wide range of creative projects, from movies and stage shows through to video equipment, games, restaurant launches and more. Contributors to a project's launch are often compensated with rewards, discounts, credits or other offers from the projects they help fund. Since its launch more than 100,000 projects have been funded, with hundreds of millions of dollars pledged.
300dpi cmyk photo supplied shows Blind Spot Gears new Scorpion Light system and the kilted entrepreneurs