Update September 2013: What started as a hobby has turned into something pretty serious. We are readying the launch of an open-source cinematic motion-control rig. If you wanna stay up on the futue of cinematography "like" us at //www.facebook.com/openmoco
Turn a telescope arm, workout bar bell, and scrap metal into a jib arm (camera crane)!
This 'Ible to be updated with more info over the next month or two. If you like this project then check back for updates.
Basically there are 6 components to this jib arm, listed in order of difficulty to build:
1. Fork (connects the arms to the bearing)
2. Bearing Mount (connects tripod to the bearing)
3. Camera Mount (connects the arms to the camera/Meade)
5. Counter Weights
6. Meade Telescope Arm Assembly (Motorized Pan/Tilt)
Peep the video for some epic test shots. And stay tuned at the end for a sneak peek at the next project (slider+jib)
DIY Ball Bearing Jib Arm (w/ Motorized Pan/Tilt) HDSLR from Brad Justinen on Vimeo.