Getting your camera to move while doing time-lapse movies is not a trivial thing. First you need to set a path for the camera to move in (like a slider, a dolly or a skateboard), then you need to make the camera move slowly, and lastly you need to get the camera to shoot at the right intervals (using an intervalometer).
The Genie is a New Zealand based project set to change that. The Genie’ claim to fame is to be A simple, affordable and extremely easy to use device used for motion control and image capture for Time Lapse Photography + more.
To do so it uses a smart rope pulling mechanism that makes it real easy to get control of any sort of already moving device (say a slider). The Genie will control both movement and camera triggering, so it moves time-lapse movies from complicated to simple.
And you have to admit, pulling a camera on a DIY Cable Cam over 60 feet of lake is really cool.
If a Genie is what you desire say goodbye to $690, and see how the ambitious goal of funding $150,000 gets closer. With this high of a funding goal I am interested to see how they go.