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Hi,

 

I have a commercial shoot coming up that requires a small jib shot, I only need the camera to move from about 4 feet off the ground to about 10-11 feet (6-7 ft. move). Unfortunately, this is outside the range of a pee wee (or equivalent) dolly's boom arm, and I'm looking for any suggestions for a small jib arm that can be mounted on one of these types of dollies. I've used a lenny arm to this effect before, underslung on a weaver steadman head, but we're shooting with a 5D and think it might be a touch of overkill.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Bobby Shore

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Mtl./LA

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Hi,

 

I have a commercial shoot coming up that requires a small jib shot, I only need the camera to move from about 4 feet off the ground to about 10-11 feet (6-7 ft. move). Unfortunately, this is outside the range of a pee wee (or equivalent) dolly's boom arm, and I'm looking for any suggestions for a small jib arm that can be mounted on one of these types of dollies. I've used a lenny arm to this effect before, underslung on a weaver steadman head, but we're shooting with a 5D and think it might be a touch of overkill.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Bobby Shore

DP

Mtl./LA

 

The Aerocrane jib works well for this kind of thing. They are at Aerocranerentals.com I think.

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Hi,

 

I have a commercial shoot coming up that requires a small jib shot, I only need the camera to move from about 4 feet off the ground to about 10-11 feet (6-7 ft. move). Unfortunately, this is outside the range of a pee wee (or equivalent) dolly's boom arm, and I'm looking for any suggestions for a small jib arm that can be mounted on one of these types of dollies. I've used a lenny arm to this effect before, underslung on a weaver steadman head, but we're shooting with a 5D and think it might be a touch of overkill.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Bobby Shore

DP

Mtl./LA

 

I would say just go with a shorter Lenny arm. yes it might be "overkill", but you know it can do the job. you could try mounting a porta-jib on the arm and with the arm at full height you would get about a 8' arc depending on the model you get, so it might work. Matthews also makes the Inta-jib which has a 10' and 16' arms so that will work. And you can mount that on a tripod or dolly arm.

 

Mike Best

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I would have to agree Wick. I almost recommended the Fisher 23, cause it is the best, but for a 6 or 7' move it just seemed a bit much.

 

Thanks so much for replies. I finally met with the director today, turns out we won't actually need to operate the camera for the shot, which means no remote head. Looks like I'm probably going with a small porta-jib mounted on a fisher 11 or pee-wee. Appreciate all the help!

 

Bobby Shore

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Mtl/LA

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