Eidetic Camera, LLC, Inc. (“EIDETIC”), a Nevada Corporation, Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California, with satellite operations in Denver, Colorado
To design, create, manufacture, rent and/or sell the AURORA 4K+ camera head module and other future camera head modules (High Speed, 8K+) which will cater to various verticals within the following categories: Cinema, Live Action (Sports, Broadcast), Surveillance, Military, and Agriculture The cameras are designed to be high-end cinema quality stand alone 2D cameras which also will be incorporated into purpose built professional 3D and Immersion 360 systems for Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR).
THE CURRENT STATUS
Eidetic raised $250,000 in seed capital to design and fabricate 2 prototypes and 10 production prototypes of the Aurora 4K+ camera. Eidetic has designed a VR/AR platform that is ready to be fabricated.
The production prototype cameras have been assembled and tested in various shooting conditions. The cameras will be marketed through various well established rental houses in Los Angeles with a shared revenue business model. The cameras are currently testing for or have participated in the filming of several motion pictures, television programs, car commercials and documentaries.
Eidetic is searching for manufacturing and strategic partners for the AURORA 4K+ as well as partners that will share in the development of the AURORA 4K+ VR/AR and other future product lines.
Eidetic has partnered with a gimbal manufacturer to bring to market a custom built 5 axis gimbal capable of withstanding over 75MPH winds. It will be used for drone and helicopter surveillance.
Eidetic has partnered with members of the US intelligence community to explore the possible adaption of the AURORA cameras into various mobile platforms including the Global Hawk and Predator systems
There are ongoing tests with the University of Arizona to adapt the AURORA for Agriculture studies in reference to plant health
ALBERT MAYER JR.
Is an Academy Award and Emmy Award winning designer of motion picture camera systems (film and digital 2D and 3D). He holds United States and other provisional patents in camera design, remote control and 3D projection systems. He is a twenty-six (26) year veteran of Panavision where his roles included Vice President of Technical Marketing and Director of Research and Development amongst others. He has been involved with every film camera system Panavision produced since the early 1980s culminating with the Panaflex Millennium XL – their current flagship film camera – a program for which he was both Program Manager and Chief Design Engineer. He was also responsible for the mechanical design and ergonomics of the Genesis Digital Camera System, a joint venture between Panavision and Sony. He is involved with the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Technology Committee, lending his expertise to this prestigious organization where he is an Associate Member.
Is an electrical and computer engineer with 20 years experience in engineering and 15 years experience in the film industry. He earned a bachelors degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1996. While at the University of Colorado, he worked for the Colorado Space Grant Consortium, as part of a student-run, experimental rocket project called Homer, to measure high-altitude atmospheric ozone levels. After graduating, he took a full-time job at McData Corporation, designing multi-gigabit fiber optic data switches, working closely with Fortune 500 clients. He worked at McData until 2002, when he made the jump into the film world by joining Spydercam. Here, Richard was part of a small team that developed an innovative new motion control system based around Maya and MacOS to replace Spydercam’s earlier dependence on the Kuper system. Spydercam subsequently received a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy in 2006 for their work in this area. Richard continues to work in the industry designing electronics and operating motion control systems, for a variety of companies. He has worked on a substantial number of films and television programs, including Heroes, Spiderman 2/3, Twilight, Fear Factor, and The Revenant. Richard joined Eidetic Camera Systems in 2014, designing the hardware and software for the 4k+ camera.
Cinematographer/Operator Joseph Cicio’s credits include dozens of major feature films, as well as award-winning commercials and documentaries. His camera work credits include Spider Man II, Spider Man III, Iron Man I, Iron Man II, Die Hard 4 and Black Swan just to name a few. In addition to his work behind the camera, Joseph is actively involved with several initiatives on the business side of the entertainment and advertising world as a producer. A consummate world traveler, Joseph has extensive experience and contacts around the globe
DR. MITCH J BOGDANOWICZ
Is an Academy Award winning color scientist who earned a B.S. Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 1969 and a PhD. Degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1972. He has over 22 US patents and numerous other foreign patents in Color Science and Photographic processes with the vast majority related to the Motion Picture Industry.
Dr. Bogdanowicz began his professional career working for the Agrochemical division of E.I. DuPont where he worked on the synthesis of herbicide, pesticide and plant growth regulants,
Shortly thereafter, Dr. Bogdanowicz joined Kodak first in their Bioscience division then in the synthetic chemistry laboratory of the Color Photography division eventually landing in the Color Science Engineering Laboratory (CSEL). It was here that he started his career in Color Science modeling, color psychophysical research and applied research for the Consumer and Professional divisions.
His work centered on systems modeling, photographic simulation, computer algorithms, color perception, color reproduction and basic photographic system problem solving. His expertise in the design and analysis of filters and special lighting techniques led to two Technical Achievement Awards from the Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Bogdanowicz has created systems for 3DLut applications and has developed algorithms for numerous digital camera applications .
Dr. Bogdanowicz has consulted with many cinematographers and laboratories worldwide and is also involved with the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Technology Committee, lending his expertise to this prestigious organization where he is an Associate Member.
Is the commercial partner at Worldwide Production Agency (WPA). He began his production career in New York working on spots with special effects pioneers “Charlex.” He developed his production skills working with Jon Kamen and Henry Sandbank at the legendary Sandbank & Partners. He moved from there when Kamen founded @radical.media. At @radical.media, he worked as a producer and the firm’s first Director of New Media. In 1995 Steve moved over to The Gersh Agency where he began and developed their commercial Below the Line Division. In 2000 he split off and began Gravity, his own BTL agency. One year later he merged the fledgling agency with The Julia Kole agency to form Jacob & Kole. After 10 years running the agency, and recognizing changes in the industry necessitating a global presence, his decision to partner with Richard Caleel acknowledges his philosophical shift towards creating opportunities around the world and encouraging his clients to engage in the business of the business. In addition to his day to day responsibilities, he writes a weekly blog on business issues facing the freelance artist. His blog can be found here.
Is best known as the DJ/turntablist for Los Angeles rap-metal group Linkin Park. Born March 15, 1977, in Dallas, TX, Hahn was raised in California and while growing up had a strong interest in the visual arts and music, throughout his high-school years aspiring to be a comic-book artist. Following graduation, he enrolled at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena to study illustration, but wound up dropping out after only a year to work on film and television special effects, eventually lending his talents to movies like the 1998 sci-fi thriller Sphere and TV shows like The X-Files. While at art school, however, he also became friends with fellow student and musician Mike Shinoda, and soon joined the band Shinoda had started with some high-school buddies, Xero. That band would eventually become named Linkin Park, earn a deal with Warner Bros. in 1999, and rise to be one of the most popular rock groups in the early 2000s, effortlessly melding elements of rock, rap, electronics, and nu metal into its own distinct sound. Hahn — who sometimes goes by Mr. Hahn and Chairman Hahn, among other names — was able to balance music with his continued love of visual effects, directing most of Linkin Park‘s music videos, in addition to videos for other bands like Static-X and Alkaline Trio.