Best jib for filming in nightclubs? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Support Your Local Camera > Jibs / Cranes / Booms


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 20th, 2012, 07:17 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Posts: 40
Best jib for filming in nightclubs?

We film a tone of gigs in nightclubs using sliders etc but want to try
Using a crane, clubs are really tight but for big gigs
We get ropes off stage areas so we will be limited to say a 6ft to 8th jib

Was thinking about testing an eBay crane for the hell of it

Or should I straight up use a Kessler?

Has anyone ever used a jib in a club? Will also
Use it for festivals
Matt Shefford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 20th, 2012, 07:29 AM   #2
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Gwaelod-y-garth, Cardiff, CYMRU/WALES
Posts: 1,215
Re: Best jib for filming in nightclubs?

I've just bought the Hague K-12 Multijib, which gives you three different jib lengths of about 4, 8 or 12 feet.
It also depends on the weight of your camera that you intend using on it. It will take up to 14Kg including the pan/tilt head.
__________________
TV Director / Cameraman
Robin Davies-Rollinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 20th, 2012, 08:02 AM   #3
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Efland NC, USA
Posts: 2,315
Re: Best jib for filming in nightclubs?

I've used a Kessler for shooting videos in night clubs. You can also get enough parts to do a 5', 8', or 12' setup. You may not need 12' for the height but its nice when you want to reach out over things.

You can get some awesome shots flying over the crowd with a jib and a remote pan head.
__________________
http://www.LandYachtMedia.com
Chris Medico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 20th, 2012, 10:32 AM   #4
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 6,781
Re: Best jib for filming in nightclubs?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Medico View Post
You can get some awesome shots flying over the crowd with a jib and a remote pan head.
For sure, just keep mindful of the liability of doing so:

Dangerous Minds | Some bad mojo at SXSW: Giant camera crane crashes into crowd injuring several people
__________________
Charles Papert
www.charlespapert.com
Charles Papert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 9th, 2012, 03:44 PM   #5
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posts: 8,308
Re: Best jib for filming in nightclubs?

Check out the Comely Crane. Variable lengths, adjustable in seconds by sliding it. Sets up in about 2 minutes, only 1 part (plus tripod) so no bolts to lose in a dark nightclub, decent mechanical tilt, very easy to balance. I own one, quite decent for a relatively low price. B&H sells them.
__________________
Need to rent camera gear in Vancouver BC?
Check me out at camerarentalsvancouver.com
Dylan Couper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 21st, 2012, 09:25 PM   #6
New Boot
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sandy, Utah
Posts: 16
Re: Best jib for filming in nightclubs?

You an use a jib actually. some jibs on clubs are built in and is controlled via technical support. if you will manually control it, it could e very hard.
Andrew James is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Support Your Local Camera > Jibs / Cranes / Booms

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:05 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network