Who we are
We're a team of passionate filmmakers and engineers that will stop at nothing to build the finest, most intuitive camera gear on earth.
We love gear, life, and beer. If you're ever in town, drop us a line and let's grab a brew.
What drives us
At the end of the day, we love seeing filmmakers create amazing stories with Rhino gear. We strive to create gear that is easy to master so you can spend more time telling your stories and less worrying about your tools.
How it Started
In 2011 we launched our first product, Rhino Steady on Kickstarter. Back then, we had a dream to create easy to use filmmaking products but had no customers and no company (oh, we also had a blue cartoon Rhino for a logo). A little over a month later, we had our first customers and almost $80,000 to build a few hundred stabilizers and prototype for a new idea, Rhino Slider.
Redefining an industry
Before we launched Rhino Slider in 2012, most camera sliders were heavy, noisy, and cost more than your camera. Rhino Slider marked the first professional slider that was designed for the modern filmmaker that left room in your budget for more glass.
After launching Rhino Slider, we found an amazing community of filmmakers that aligned with our mission perfectly, our customers. They have been behind us through every success and failure. Without them, we wouldn't exist.
Hand-pushing your slider was a great way to get movement in your videos, but we realized that if you could control your motion with a motor the creative potential is limitless.
We launched Rhino Motion in 2015. It allowed you to shoot both real time moves and time-lapses without changing motors. It also had a built in battery that powered it for a full day of shooting.
Shortly after launching Rhino Motion we released Rhino Arc (ask us the story of Rhino Parallax sometime over a beer). Rhino Arc allows you to easily pan as you move down the track. It was another game-changer for us and has allowed us to keep developing the future of motion control.
Well, that's always a secret, but we're always pushing to make more intuitive, beautiful, technologically ass-kicking gear. If you want to reach out with suggestions or comments, shoot us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you're thinking.
Our team is constantly growing and if you love filmmaking and electronics or product design, we want to hear from you. Reach out at email@example.com if you are interested in joining the team. Cheers!
- Kyle & Rhino Team