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Old February 15th, 2011, 08:07 PM   #1
Trailer - light stand as a jib.
Stephen J. Williams Stephen J. Williams is offline February 15th, 2011, 08:07 PM

I wanted to get some new movements out there on my videos. I used one of my light stands with a head on top and used it as a camera jib. I was pretty impressed with how fluid the motion was (for just being a light stand). Not sure if this is an old trick or not... But I thought it was cool. Oh well
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really nice work. great camera movements.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 12:03 AM   #3
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very nice work Steve. How about a behind the scenes shot of your jib/stand
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Thanks for checking it out... Ken, the setup is a little ridiculous looking... but really easy. all you need is a way to mount your camera to the top (head), piece of an shirt (and a little bit of wd-40 seemed to help). Hoist your camera to the top, wrap the shirt around the base of the third tier**, loosed the locking nut, and let gravity do the rest.

Also depending on where the center of gravity is for your camera you'll get a slight slow turn on the way down. For me if it's front end heavy it'll turn left, and visa versa.


** put one wrap around the pole, and grab the two ends with your hands.. pull to create the tension to set the drag thats needed.

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Old February 22nd, 2011, 08:30 PM   #5
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lol! this is great stuff steven! I would never thought of using light stand and a piece of clothing can turn into a nice fluid jib! You are super creative and innovative!

too bad it can only come down :P
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 09:08 PM   #6
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lol! this is great stuff steven! I would never thought of using light stand and a piece of clothing can turn into a nice fluid jib! You are super creative and innovative!

too bad it can only come down :P
Lol... Thanks Santo.. This is a great compliment coming from you. I guess a little work in post and you could make it go up :-)
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