I'm looking in to building a rig that would allow me to attach a camera to a horizontal beam so the camera hovers above something looking directly down on to it - a bed, a table, etc.
I've thought about a crane / jib but I was looking for something that would be set up and left there. The set up might also be able to double as a way to hang lights off it.
I've never put something together before like this, I've always bought kits that you piece together rather than (what I imagine is the most likely option with this idea of mine) buying the individual pieces and putting them together.
Weight wise at the moment I'm looking at C300/C500/FS100/FS700 type cameras.
Have any of you put things together like this? What did you use?
Auto-Poles. Manfrotto I think owns the name now. They are like high tech versions of the expanding shower curtain rod. great for putting in some lights without stands. Could also hold a LIGHTWEIGHT camera, like a DSLR or go pro.