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travis heberlingWhich type of jib should I rent?
by on Jul 24, 2013 at 3:38:25 pm

Hello everyone!

I have a gig coming up in Irvine California creating a video similar to this one:





We want to incorporate some cool sweeping shots using a jib, and I was wondering what kind would be the best to rent for this kind of thing?

We will be shooting on DSLR's, audio will be recorded later in the form of a voice over.

We don't need a ton of movement....movement will be more subtle.

We were thinking of using a company such as borrowlenses, but if anyone knows anywhere better, or local to Irvine California please let me know.

Thanks!!!


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Mark SuszkoRe: Which type of jib should I rent?
by on Jul 24, 2013 at 3:49:04 pm

A jib may be overkill: I think what you might want to ask for is what they call a slider, that attaches to a tripod, and gives jib-like moves but without the curves.


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travis heberlingRe: Which type of jib should I rent?
by on Jul 24, 2013 at 4:03:39 pm

I am very familiar with a slider, but I don't believe a slider would be enough would it?

What about the up and down movements?


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Steve KownackiRe: Which type of jib should I rent?
by on Jul 24, 2013 at 5:37:08 pm

The only 2 shots that tilt are at :17 & 1:19. The perspective doesn't change; I'd guess it was shot 4K and simply a digital move.

Steve





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Bill DavisRe: Which type of jib should I rent?
by on Jul 25, 2013 at 12:27:04 am

What you actually want to rent if you want nice smooth jib shots is a jib OPERATOR.

They will know the right tool. And they'll be able to properly set it up and operate it.

Manual jibs are simpler. But the best moves come from a combination of a jib arm and a properly mounted remote pan/tilt head. The combination lets you both move the camera position while simultaneously keeping accurate framing during the jib's arc of motion.

And like many other complex operations, practice makes perfect.

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travis heberlingRe: Which type of jib should I rent?
by on Jul 25, 2013 at 2:14:59 am

Do you have a recommendation on where to find jib operators?


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Chris TompkinsRe: Which type of jib should I rent?
by on Jul 25, 2013 at 2:56:44 pm

The only 2 shots that tilt are at :17 & 1:19. The perspective doesn't change; I'd guess it was shot 4K and simply a digital move.

I agree with Steve, looks like a move on a still.
The rest is just tilting from a tripod.

Chris


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Steve BrameRe: Which type of jib should I rent?
by on Jul 26, 2013 at 2:12:17 pm

If you're still considering renting, you might want to think about maybe purchasing a Kessler Pocket Jib Traveler. It will more than likely fit your needs, and purchasing will probably cost less than a jib rental, especially if an operator comes with it.

Most professional jib operators that we've hired use equipment like the larger Cam Mates, and have a hard time configuring them for DSLR's.

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