OliviaTech DIY Mini Camera Jib Crane ($40) Covered In Detail – The Basic Filmmaker Episode 9

Build this OliviaTech DIY jib for about $40! I give all the details, dimensions, hardware, test shots and comments. And yeah, it’s awesome! Read the description…there’s a lot of info here!

UPDATE: 6/20/2012
Many people are having a hard time finding the nylons bushings anywhere.
Go to amazon. They are 1/4 x 1/4 Nylon Flange Bearing (25 pieces) for $6.08.

Or click here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003QZMHKC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=kseidule-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003QZMHKC

About this video:

I ran across this jib from OliviaTech.com and decided to build and test it. After figuring out all the exact dimensions and hardware, I decided to share it for all and make a DIY video. OMG!!! You guys who do DIY videos…Master Kudos! these take a LONG time to put together!

I include a full explanation of everything, all hardware needed, all aluminum parts needed, how to build it, the links to OliviaTech, and even some awesome test shots!

Check out OliviaTech for this jib and other cool stuff:

OliviaTech jib: http://oliviatech.com/how-to-make-a-diy-camera-jib
OliviaTech video: http://youtu.be/dyPvfpouPzk

Aluminum parts can be obtained from: http://www.onlinemetals.com.

You’ll need:

1″ x 1″ x 1/8″ thick channel (angle)
(3) 3″ long
(2) 7″ long

3/4″ x 1/16″ think square aluminum (tube)
(2) 7″ long
(1) 3 foot long
(1) 4 foot long

Hardware can be obtained from Home Depot, Lowe’s, an auto parts or local hardware store.

You’ll need:

1/4-20 Hex Head Bolts
(3) 3″ long
(4) 1-1/2″ long
(2) 1″ long
(1) 3/4″ long (specific to my mounting

Lock Nuts
(9) 1/4″-20 as shown

Nylon Flanged Bushings
(8) 1/4″ (inside diameter) x 5/16″ long

Flat Washers
(16) 1/4″ (inside diameter)

Fender Washer
(1) 3/8″ (insider diameter) specific to my weights

PVC Plugs
(3) 3/4″ specific to my weights

Furniture Tips
(6) 3/4″

Your weight and mounting system may be different. Here’s the weights from OliviaTech.com and my Manfrotto mount and plate:

Weights: http://tinyurl.com/84g55rd
Manfrotto Mount: http://tinyurl.com/82kujdz

Best, BFM


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