The Jibcrane

This is a custom built 3m extendable jibcrane, it folds down to 1.5m in a few pieces and packs in a snowboard bag.  I built it 2010 and used it extensively since.

Features:

  • Completely TPS custom made
  • Extents from 1.5m – 3m
  • Comes ready in a padded Burton snowboard bag for easy transport
  • Equipped with a lanc remote, for on/off, recording and zooming
  • A monitor is mountable via a articulating arm
  • All aluminum build
  • The camera end is switchable, ether on top or in an pendulum below for extra stability.

Thanks to Mogens and Gústi at GÁP for sponsoring the weights and my dad Geiri, Boggi and Stebbi for welding assistance and their garages.

Below are testvideos that also show how the crane looks and works, and a few snapshots with the latest upgrades:

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Update: The DollyJib Rig

Here is a little clip where I´ve upgraded the jibcrane, I´ve incorporated a tilt system so I can tilt the camera without movement of the jib itself. I also tried in the following clip to attach the jibcrane to the track dolly and operate everything together. The possibilities are promising with this setup but operating 3-4 axis moves at once is quite the challenge and needs practice. But without a doubt exiting stuff is possible once practice is gained.

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I finally tested out the “DollyJib Rig”, I attached the NXCAM to it and tried shooting with the rig in my bedroom here in Barcelona, I got some interesting moves and nice results, now I´m really exited to shoot some real footage with this setup for example in the wilderness in Iceland. It´s not a question of if, It´s a question of when. Watch the testrun below.

15 Comments

  1. I’m gone to say to my little brother, that he should also visit this weblog on regular basis to get updated from most up-to-date news.

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  3. sælir Einar, var ég búnað senda þér ráðleggingar
    og þakka hrósin…:)

  4. Geggjuð smíði hjá þér!!
    Var að spá hvort að ég gæti líka fengið einhverjar ráðleggingar?
    Enn og aftur rosalega flott hjá þér.

    P.s. bíð á nálum eftir “HEILD”!!

    Kær kveðja,
    Einar K.
    einarkarlg@gmail.com

  5. Hey Lucas, if you give me your email, i can send you some useful info on how i built mine, but exact lists of parts and stuff i dont quite remember them all… glad you like my build!

  6. Hey!

    amazingly done work!
    is there any chance that you could send me an email or publish an article with all the parts you need?
    I would really really appreciate it!

    love you work,
    Lucas

  7. thanks..

  8. Nice jib and plant 😉

  9. takk Dóri, ég kann virkilega að meta commentin þín..

  10. Djöfull er nýja systemid gedveikt Pétur!

  11. thanks strákar, maður vonandi nær einhverju sickó með þessu dóti..

  12. Fúk þetta er náttúrulega bara geggjað. Hlakka til að sjá hvaða skot þú nært að malla með þessu.

  13. þetta er geðveikt til hamingju maður

  14. Þakka þér fyrir það, mig sárvantar einhvern lítinn skjá á hann samt, þýðir ekkert að sjá ekki hvað maður er að gera..

  15. Þetta er stórglæsilegt !

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