CMU School of Drama

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Production Notes: Jibs

Nevada Film Office: Sometimes referred to as cranes or jib cranes, camera jibs are devices that are used to create dramatic and smooth sweeping shots through vertical and horizontal movements over a large distance. Camera jibs operate similar to a see-saw with a camera on one end and a counterweight on the other end. The balance point is located closer to the counterweight so that the camera has a bigger range of motion.

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