The Golden Means to Financing a Film Project

Ponoko made product from Nick Taylor

Bodgit Films is a guerilla film-making project/collective “by people who have absolutely no idea what they’re doing.” But they knew they would need a camera. And thanks to these Golden Mean Calipers designed by Bodgit Films founder Nick Taylor, they made enough money to purchase a Canon EOS Rebel T2i.

Taylor used Ponoko to create the prototypes of his stainless steel, brass riveted calipers. (He’s using water jet cutting now.) As he writes in a recent post on the Bodgit blog “I was selling a couple of them a week, but then Make Magazine helped by featuring them in their blog – and in the last week they’ve generated enough income to buy a thing capable of doing this:”

Congratulations to Nick on a such a successful “bit of artistic gadgetry”. Help fund more New Zealand guerilla movies; buy your own Phi device in the Ponoko Showroom or Makers Market.

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How incredibly exciting! I read Nick’s fantastic blog and find him to be ingeniously funny and uproariously smart.

He was right on the custom manufacturing trend early and now Punking filmmaking. This is going to be great.

Congrats Nick on both the sales and movie ambitions!

Jon @

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