Gearing up for the release of the trigger controlled follow focus the ‘Silencer’, 24Shots is holding a video challenge for filmmakers to try win their high end kit, the Silencer Pro Zoom worth US$1100.
To enter, any filmmaker (18 or older) can create any type of video (comedy, action, documentary, suspense, etc) as long as it’s under 2 minutes and tells 24shots (in a creative way) why they want the Silencer. Upload it to YouTube with “24shots Video Challenge” included in the title, and submit the link to firstname.lastname@example.org.The winner will be chosen on August 1st, 2014.
24shots was founded by engineer Bob Benson, who launched a Kickstarter campaign back in February to solve a major problem with follow focuses: The only options for a focus solution forced filmmakers to either take one of their hands off their rig and lose stability or lose control over the focus by having someone else focus for them. They raised over $80,000, which made it possible for the new filmmaking gear company to launch their first product, the Silencer.