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Killer Camera Rigs That You Can Build by Dan Selakovich

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The Big Combo Crane

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I like this crane a lot, if I do say so myself. If you want something fairly long, this is a good way to go. You can make the bottom boom up to 18′ if you’re adapting a surveyor’s tripod to hold the thing. It has two different mounts: a static mount that you can bolt a fluid head to, and a tilt mount that allows you to tilt the camera up or down, which can be found in the Make It Groovy part of this chapter. If you want even more control, there are a few companies out there that make motorized pan and tilt mounts that you can ...

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