I'm budgeting a project and would like to include a jib. Problem is, I am not sure how much to budget for the jib or for the operator. Any recommendations on a day rate to include in the budget for each of these?
HUGE variation in this by region, city, class of equipment, etc.
Last time I used one from a rental house I think I paid in the range of $200-$300 for the hardware and something similar for the operator. But that says NOTHING about the type of jib or the skill level of the op - nor does it address package deals available from an owner/operator.
So your mileage IS going to vary greatly.
Best advice it to call rental houses in your area. That's what they do and they know all the qualified operators as well.
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