The Ghost – DSLR/Video Camera Stabilizer

Project launched July 10, 2013 From Missoula, MT, USA
Funding ended August 28, 2013 Financial goal $20,000


Jesse Spaulding has always pushed the boundaries of filmmaking with new, innovative camera devices and gadgets. He has a love for engineering, but received his degree in digital filmmaking from the University of Montana. Since then, he started the production company "Spaulding International Cinema," and freelances for indie films, documentaries, and numerous television shows.


The Ghost is a robotic camera stabilizing rig programmed to stay level. This revolutionary camera rig couldn't make smooth filming any easier. It is very lightweight, durable, and so easy to use that even a child can operate it. It is primarily made out of carbon fiber to minimize weight and withstand the abuse of field use. The electronics are simple with two silent brushless motors and a pre-programmed control board. Just attach the battery, turn it on, and track your subject to get that cinematically smooth footage.

With the release of the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, you don't need a huge, expensive camera and steadicam rig to film amazing shots. This is also the case with the new magic lantern firmware for the Canon 5D Mark III. Cameras are getting smaller and better, so The Ghost follows suit. It is designed to be your silent partner, shadowing your every intention and hardly being noticed.

Everything will be made and assembled here in Missoula, Montana. The authors want this product made in the USA at an affordable cost, but they need backers' help to kickstart this project.