View Full Version : Using a jib

09-18-2008, 05:38 PM
So i have gotten a hold of a camera jib / crane for a shoot this weekend and the next. I know that practicing with it will help, however, i was just wondering if anyone had any tips on using these.

Obviously excellent for establishing shots, but how else could i benefit from this wonderful piece of equipment.

This is the jib we are using.

Thanks for the help.

Will Vincent
09-19-2008, 01:03 AM
I like mounting the jib on a track dolly and then using it as a counterbalanced handheld type of camera rig. gives you quite a bit of freedom

09-19-2008, 10:27 AM
Like this? - that's will running the rig with his pinky:
Same footage stabilized:

Will Vincent
09-19-2008, 10:44 AM
yeah, something like that. :)