Camera Crane / Jib for $30


www.thefrugalfilmmaker.com A camera crane (or jib) can give you some amazing shots, but tend to be pretty expensive. This version will give you the same functionality and is portable, too! All you need is $30 and your own tripod to get started. PARTS LIST 1- 10′ length of chain link…

25 Responses to “Camera Crane / Jib for $30”

  1. ForeverFire  on December 12th, 2011

    Do you think it could work for my Nikon D7000 and lenses?

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  2. JoostvandenHeuvel  on December 12th, 2011

    Like!
    

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  3. jadejordan1  on December 12th, 2011

    LOL i like this

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  4. percaine  on December 12th, 2011

    pretty cool project..I might have to try this one!

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  5. Sbsns  on December 12th, 2011

    How did you fix the tip of your 10′ top rail to be smaller?

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  6. ndgrocks  on December 12th, 2011

    Is it it a normal thing to have a drill press?

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  7. blairporter1  on December 12th, 2011

    you could use the tripod handle to roll the camera

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  8. francisco1983gon  on December 12th, 2011

    amigo soy de colombia desde hace tiempo andaba buscando esto gracias lastima que no hable ingles pero queria saber la rueda negra eso que es

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  9. roysfoto  on December 12th, 2011

    I also drive with a electro weelchair, en this a super idea.
    I’d like something to even be able to make pictures as people before me, I see nothing, of course, and so I can continue my hobby .
    Now I have a sliding tube, where the camera gets up, but it is not convenient.Thank you for this idea, and how to make, me try it from my mobile scooter.
    Roy. Belgium

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  10. fede9825  on December 12th, 2011

    I have built and it’s great =D

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  11. MaximumMaxime  on December 12th, 2011

    WTF I am impressed ! :D

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  12. Artelian1  on December 12th, 2011

    Hi,

    Verry nice joob.
    Can You invent one of this, that can be adapte to a wheelchair, or in some way easy to use from a wheelchair person ? :)

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  13. shapeworkstudios1  on December 12th, 2011

    my tripod doesn’t have a hole like that.. and there isn’t a spot to drill one…

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  14. marcmiles  on December 12th, 2011

    WHAT TRIPOD DID U USE

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  15. casterracer1  on December 12th, 2011

    Ive built almost the same one but with thick pvc pipe but was wondering how you got the line so tight before the turnbuckle. Thanks!!

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  16. MrTrickski12345  on December 12th, 2011

    what tripod you use during this video ?

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  17. renemm  on December 12th, 2011

    it works with vixia hv40?

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  18. blastlaughs  on December 12th, 2011

    what lenses are those on your camera

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  19. thefrugalfilmmaker  on December 12th, 2011

    @bnaudie The counterweights total up to around 20 lbs.

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  20. thefrugalfilmmaker  on December 12th, 2011

    @ReillyProject The intro and outro was shot with the Sanyo XACTI CG10, the test footage and bulk of the video was with the Canon VIXIA HFS100. The video of the HFS100 on the crane was shot with my neighbor’s Canon VIXIA HFS200.

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  21. ReillyProject  on December 12th, 2011

    hey great work , what camera did you use to shoot the tutorial ?

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  22. bnaudie  on December 12th, 2011

    Scott, can you tell me how much weight you are using in your build? I know it needs to be tweaked for the specific build and equipment, but I’d like some general idea.

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  23. blastlaughs  on December 12th, 2011

    would you sell this for 25 bucks i would like to buy it

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  24. fitlish  on December 12th, 2011

    great channel. You’re a life saver!

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  25. thefrugalfilmmaker  on December 12th, 2011

    @TheRagingGamerTV Not really. The “park” is actually the court in the center of the apartment complex I used to live in. We all knew each other and the parents are just out of frame. :)

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