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Old August 17th, 2006, 06:57 PM   #1
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Anyone recognise what jib can create these camera movements?

I recently came across this site, http://www.pronghornclub.com/home.jsp, and noticed how good the camera movements were in the movie that is displayed in the lower left corner. Pretty amazing stuff. There seems to be some shots that looks like they are using a huge camera crane to get the low-to-high perspective movements. Anyone know what kind of crane or how big they are using to achieve something like that?
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Old August 20th, 2006, 11:46 AM   #2
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wow. thats gotta be like a 40 foot jib. And excellent execution too. i'm impressed.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 01:19 AM   #3
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Just email them at the website and ask who produced it, then ask them. I'd be curious to know, too.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 01:59 AM   #4
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wow . . . I'm giving up . ..

Could this be a case for a radio-controlled helo? I've seen some amazing footage from a South African team that employed such an aerial option. That too was remarkable.

What do you think of the whitewater stuff? Amazing! At one point I thought CG?
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Old August 21st, 2006, 04:06 AM   #5
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what makes most jib shots so breathtaking?

1. lens - You have to use in most cases very wide lens to get as much as possible moving objects to the screen and to reduce any shake coming from jib.

2. right placement of jib - it's always good to have relatively big objects near of camera to emphasise camera movement and depth of scene.

Those both conditions are in this video perfectly satisfied. Result is stunning.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 03:47 PM   #6
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I emailed them, the shot was done by http://www.fluid-images.com/

They have done a huge number including major features, they say they have the biggest crane out there. Check out their shots!

From their site:

As the creators of the world's tallest camera cranes -- the Akela and Strada -- and a proprietary Hook-n-Release Steadi-cam system, no other company in the world has Fluid Images' exclusive production capabilities.
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 11:54 AM   #7
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thanks a lot guys for all the responses. Fluid-images.com are definitley the pros out there thay we all should be emulating. I appreciate everyone looking into this and hopefully we all someday can pull off some amazing shots just like these guys can do.
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 01:18 PM   #8
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That thing is insane.....I gotta get me one of those!

wonder if they sell them on ebay!

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Old August 22nd, 2006, 10:51 PM   #9
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Looked like some of that was Steadicam. Plus, the Strada crane has the option hook-and-release system, which allows for a Steadicam op to be picked up mid shot, and then dropped back and have him walk off. Incredibly drool-worthy stuff there.
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 12:22 AM   #10
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Wow! That's incredible stuff.

Can you imagine the daily rental rate.
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 02:27 AM   #11
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Back when I worked construction you could get a cherry picker for about $300 a day. It's probably double that today. Pretty pricey just for the crane but within range of a serious budget. Nicely done video for sure.
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 04:53 AM   #12
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Looks like alot of Technocrane work, the 30' model.
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Old August 26th, 2006, 02:13 AM   #13
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Back when I worked construction you could get a cherry picker for about $300 a day. It's probably double that today. Pretty pricey just for the crane but within range of a serious budget. Nicely done video for sure.
Try around 5 grand a day which includes delivery and 3 techs. Quite reasonable, actually.
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Old August 26th, 2006, 11:25 PM   #14
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I wasn't talking about this setup. I was pointing out how much the crane alone would cost at a minimum. I knew this setup would be far more than that price. Someone mentioned how much it would cost and I pointed out that cranes alone were not ridiculously expensive. I'm sure $5k is very reasonable for this setup. I was trying to point out that it likely wasn't exorbitant at all.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 01:20 PM   #15
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I have a 32' model that acheives these same shots, It was used by ESPN and Discovery channel as a rental model.
Im now trying to free up space in my shop.
Email me with any questions
Asking 2400 OBO
mattdk387@hotmail.com

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