Video gear is expensive; save your pennies by building a DIY camera jib for smooth camera movement on a budget.
Over at Oliva tech they explain just how few parts you need to build their DIY jib:
The guys here at the studio mocked up a simple DIY jib that is not only ridiculously inexpensive to piece together, but also very straight forward. The point of this jib was to get a very wide range of motion from top to bottom with only a few feet of 0.75″ square tube, 1″ angled aluminum, 1/4″ nuts and bolts, and nylon washers is all you’ll need to put the jib together. This light weight jib can be used on small portable tripods, but will require a fluid head for panning left and right.
Hit up the link below for a detailed parts list and build guide.
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- Published 03/30/12