Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014
Jigabot® LLC, founded by professional filmmakers with a passion for art and technology, is pleased to introduce Hollywood to AIMe®, the award-winning, hands-free robot that automatically aims cameras or smartphones. AIMe will be introduced to 2014 Academy Award nominees and filmmakers over Oscar® Weekend in Hollywood Friday, February 28th and Saturday, March 1st at the L'Ermitage Beverly Hills.
“AIMe uses patent-pending technology to automatically aim a camera at a person or other thing. This is possible because AIMe follows a small emitter which can be attached to a person (perhaps hidden beneath an actor’s wardrobe),” said Donna Root, co-founder and President of Jigabot. “AIMe is the ultimate tool for video ‘selfies’ too,” Root continued.
Jigabot’s AIMe device was proclaimed to be “the Star of the Sundance Film Festival” by Sun-dance Festival co-founder Sterling VanWagenen last month, because of AIMe’s ability to track an actor automatically, aiming an attached camera.
“Cinematographers using AIMe can much more easily get fascinating new shots from angles and locations that were previously not possible. And a single cinematographer can operate multiple cameras to optimize simultaneous coverage of action,” according to Rick Stout, co-founder and CEO of Jigabot.
“The applications are endless… a sound engineer can use AIMe on the end of a boom pole (or attached to a set prop) to ensure that a microphone is always aimed at the talent, regardless of movement. Additionally, a gaffer can use AIMe to aim LED lights at an actor or other object while moving around,” Stout continued.
“The benefits of AIMe are clear, said Sundance co-founder Van Wagenen, “consumers or profes-sionals wanting to shoot video of themselves, or of others, can now do so while also doing other things. More fun. More creativity.”
Donna Root, who will be introducing AIMe by Jigabot to Hollywood celebrities at the Oscar gifting event, says that “acting is such an amazing craft, and ‘selfies’ especially ‘video selfies’ which AIMe introduces for the first time to Hollywood, allows actors to privately study their own movements and fine-tune their own craft as never before.” AIMe may be destined to be-come a Hollywood star as well as a Sundance star.
A version of AIMe designed for small video cameras, such as the GoPro camera, will become available to consumers beginning in June, and is expected to be very popular in this age of “self broadcasting” on YouTube. Evidently a star was born: in her debut month, AIMe received a “Most Innovative Product” award at CES 2014, and a “Best of Show” award at the national Out-door Retailers Show. These shows showcase the top new products that will become available from retailers worldwide.
Jigabot, LLC develops software-driven robotic devices for home, work and play. Founded by professional filmmakers with a passion for art and technology Jigabot's flagship product AIMe is a robotic camera auto-framing system for smartphones and cameras that automatically tracks a moving subject in real time. Founded in 2012, Jigabot is headquartered not far from Park City, Utah. For more information, visit http://jigabot.com/.