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Old October 4th, 2007, 10:46 PM   #1
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Another DIY Crane/Jib

Here are a few photos of my DIY crane/jib setup.

I used Dan Selakovich's 'Killer Camera Rigs that you can build' book as a good place to start. Especially for the tripod portion.

It breaks down into 4' sections and fits nicely into a case with rollers I bought on eBay.

Right now, it's 12' long (total length) and I'm going to add another 4' section to it, but need to build a support brace with a cable/turnbuckle to support the extra length.

Probably cost me a little over $300 to build the whole thing including spreader and tripod (with modifications per Dan's book)

Now I just need to build Dan's sand bags. Great book Dan!

BTW, that's not me in the photos.
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Old October 5th, 2007, 11:57 AM   #2
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That's looking good!

I have the same book, but only build a few dolly's so far. Crane is definiately on my 'to do-list'. Good to see some pictures of it.
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