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:
Nuts & bolts
Old clothes hanger
Sony HDR-HC3 Camcorder
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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I love this jib. The pix are so cool. I’ve been a news cameraman for 25 years. The jibs we use are huge and cumbersom.
Hey I built one of these awesome Jibs and it works fantasticly. I changed a few things like i used a speaker stand and a speaker clamp to mount the lazy susan. Thanks a lot for puting this Video up.
I really want to build one of these. Have wanted to for months now. The only thing I can’t find is an old tripod. It would completely ruin the point of doing it if I have to spend loads of money on the stuff to make it. So i’m waiting to try and get a free or cheap one.
I did the same only I used a discarded telescope tripod, and didn’t need to use the lazy susan. the swivel on the tripod was perfect!
Oh yes and for the monitor I used a portable dvd player for a car that the disc drive didn’t work on anymore!