by Johnnie Behiri | 3rd June 2015
miggo just started their second Kickstarter campaign for AGUA, a new and innovative, storm- and waterproof camera bag. Once upon a time there was a very successful bag company by the name “Kata bags”. Kata was acquired by Manfrotto (VITEC group) and earlier last year completely merged into it to become “Manfrotto bags”. The move which resulted in a layoff of hundreds of loyal dedicated Kata employees gave some of the talented designers the opportunity to take destiny into their own hands and found “miggo“. The company was established to equip photography enthusiasts with comfortable, smart and simple carrying solutions for their “real” cameras. miggo’s first product, “Strap & Wrap” was a Kickstarter success story that retrieved more than $80,000 and brought over 1500 backers on board. Now miggo is back with a new interesting product, the “AGUA”. AGUA (“Water” in Spanish) is a storm-proof camera-carrier. It is different than the common waterproof camera bag because it allows intuitive quick-drawing of the camera. The AGUA’s special structure allows the photographer to comfortably carry his camera close to the body in any weather – rain, snow, sandstorm or even in a dense urban environment, without worrying about the fate of his expensive equipment – and draw it quickly and with ease at the right moment to capture a perfect shot. More details about AGUA and miggo’s new kickstarter campaign can be found HERERead more
by Johnnie Behiri | 30th January 2014
“miggo-Cameras’s best amigo” is a new Kickstarter campaign created by ex-Kata bag executives,Yuval, Guy and Ohad who are a very good friends of mine! The idea of making a “protective camera strap” and a “protective camera hand grip” that will release you from caring an extra bag is a brilliant one and suited for the occasional DSLR/mirrorless shooter/photographer. After completing the general concept of the video, Guy called me to help refine/direct/shoot and edit the product video. I immediately agreed and after using at if for the first time, I was sold. Its simplicity and effectiveness are simply great! For filming I chose working with my Canon 1DC as it is a camera that fits perfectly for such a project from the following reasons: -High quality still photos can always be extract from the video if needed -Ability to crop 4K footage with no quality lose and compensate for the very short shooting time we had forcing me at times to use 1 lens at certain shots. As a tight budget project everything had to be planned ahead in an accurate way as possible and although the weather was not always on our side things went pretty smoothly. Later in editing, when it came to choose a voiceover talent, I’ve used the amazing voice123.com service and after auditioning few good candidates I chose RJ Woessner for the job. The second voiceover part (personal appeal) was done by one of the miggo team and was recorded with Rode NTG 2 in combination with Tascam DR-60D. Audio recording tip: If you are in the field and need an isolated recording environment, try using a car. It’s the best free solution you can have!… Lenses used for this project: Canon 24-105mm f/4 Canon 70-200mm f/4 Samyang 35mm T1.5 Other equipment used for this project: Lexar 128GB UDMA7 Komputerbay 128GB UDMA7 (never again)!!! Glidetrack 0.5m slider Sachtler FSB8 tripod L.C.W fader ND mark II F&V K4000 daylight Cineroid with Retina display Atomos Ninja 2 recorder Shape Canon 1DC cage, Shape quick handle, Shape mini shoulder pad Edited on an Apple 15 inch Retina mac notebook Editing software: Adobe Premiere CC Colour corrected with film convert Additional filming in China done by Ohad with Sony’s NEX 5r Photos: Yoram Ashim Special effects: Arik Nahum You can find more info in the official press release: One year after Manfrotto began drastically cutting back operations of the Manfrotto Bags division (formerly KATA Bags) in Israel, three former senior employees – the CEO, Head of Marketing, and senior product designer & Digital Manager – have announced the establishment of “miggo” – a new company which will focus on developing inventive new solutions for carrying & protecting cameras and other digital media devices. As of January 30th 2014, “miggo” will be offering its new products for pre-sale on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter. This is the place and the opportunity to get your hands on these great new products, and help to kickstart a brand new idea in the field of photography! “miggo” will be unveiling two new unique patented products: miggo Strap & Wrap is an extremely comfortable strap which morphs into a padded protector by wrapping it around the camera. miggo prevents the camera from being scratched or damaged while inside your everyday personal bag, and keeps it snug and protected without having to carry an additional bulky camera bag. Strap & Wrap comes in an assortment of trendy colors and textures, in two sizes: for compact to medium size DSLRs and for Mirrorless (CSC) cameras. miggo Grip & Wrap is a grip that lets you carry your camera safely without worrying about dropping. It morphs into a padded protector by wrapping it around the camera for easy carrying in your personal bag. Grip & Wrap comes in an assortment of trendy colors and textures, in two sizes: for compact to medium size DSLRs and for Mirrorless (CSC) cameras. To the Kickstarter campaign, please click here For more information lease visit www.mymiggo.com For any question please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Most important!, A big thank you to my camera assistant, Danielle Behiri and the amazing miggo team!!!Read more
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