What’s the deal?
Gaktory is the brainchild of SFX artist Andy Jarosz. Andy has worked in the Chicago film industry for over ten years, and got his start by building custom camera equipment. He’s always been a tinkerer, a maker, and an inventor–but despite this, there has never really been an outlet to sell his doodads short of starting a company. He’s also the one writing this, so the third person perspective feels real weird.
We live in a new maker revolution. You can go to a local Home Depot and buy a 3D printer, pro level CAD tools are free, and boards like the Arduino make it easier than ever to get into electronics. Filmmakers and photographers all around the world are making awesome stuff, and we wanted to give them a outlet.