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Killer Camera Rigs That You Can Build by Dan Selakovich

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SECTION 3: CRANES

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Cranes are like dollies: everybody wants one. Well, here are three. The photo shown here is the first crane described in this section: the Killer’s Kiss crane. It’s a short jib I use more than any other in this book (yes, I do use the equipment in these pages for my own films just in case you were wondering).

In earlier editions of this book, I used only one type of mount to attach the crane (or more accurately, a jib) to a tripod. On the last crane in this section I’ve added a different type of mount. It’s much more difficult and expensive to make, but if you live outside America, you may not have a choice. Both mounts work ...

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