Roll a DIY Camera Jib for $25

By Jason Fitzpatrick on March 30th, 2012

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.

How to Make a DIY Camera Jib [via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/30/12
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