In this DIY video, we show you how we built our camera crane. This was all done with a table saw, drill and hack saw.

Parts for the crane:
Lazy susan
Nuts & bolts
Old clothes hanger
Old tripod
Aluminum strips

Equipment used:
Sony HDR-HC3 Camcorder
Sony Playstation

I’ve added a few measurements so you can get an idea of what to expect. You don’t have to copy everything exactly the way it is listed. Feel free to take some liberties when building your own design!

Here is the crane fully extended…

…and fully lowered.

A couple more close-ups on the assembly.

Another close-up of the head.

And lastly, lazy susan before it was incorporated into the assembly.

Well, I hope that was helpful. Remember to use these suggestions and build a crane that will work the best for you. I went online and took ideas from 5-6 different models to design this one.

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