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OliviaTech DIY Mini Camera Jib Crane ($40) Covered In Detail - The Basic Filmmaker Episode 10

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Published on Jun 7, 2012

UPDATE 25 March 2013. Rob says "If u need someone to give u all the European Sizes (Meters, Cm and Mm) just email me! Rob_de_clercq@hotmail.com". NICE!! :)

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: 4 JUNE 2013:
Someone in Australia said you can get the nylon bushings by going to ebay.com.au and typing "NYLON Plastic Shoulder Washers Packs 10. Thanks!

UPDATE 6 MAY 2013:
Thanks to a heads up from codythegreat428, the nylon flange bushings are back in stock here: http://tinyurl.com/bmqc8c4

UPDATE 01/30/2013
The ones below are out of stock on Amazon. The only thing I can find is this:
1/4 x 1/2 Nylon Flange Bearing (25 pieces). They're TOO long, but i THINK(!) you could cut them shorter. Haven't tried it at all, so you're on your own if you try this. But for $6, not a real bad deal. Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Nylon-Flange-Be...



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-d...
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)
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(3) 3" long
(2) 7" long

3/4" x 1/16" think square aluminum (tube)
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(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
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(3) 3" long
(4) 1-1/2" long
(2) 1" long
(1) 3/4" long (specific to my mounting

Lock Nuts
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(9) 1/4"-20 as shown

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

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

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

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

Furniture Tips
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(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
Davis&Sanford tripod: http://tinyurl.com/95wm3zg

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A FEW cool YouTube Channels you should subscribe to:

http://www.youtube.com/knoptop
http://www.youtube.com/thefrugalfilmm...
http://www.youtube.com/FilmIn5d
http://www.youtube.com/LJtutorials
http://www.youtube.com/filmriot
http://www.youtube.com/indymogul
http://www.youtube.com/oliviatechvideos
http://www.youtube.com/freddiew

About The Basic Filmmaker...

I will be posting videos, short films, DIY build projects you've never seen before, After Effects tutorials, and covering cameras, gear, sliders, makeup, DSLRs, cranes, jibs, dolly's, stabilizers, shoulder rigs, rail systems, green screen tutorials, and answering any question you ask about film making.

About the gear used...

DIY Jib, White Balance Filter, Green screen with 2 lights, 3-point lighting, Canon DSLR, 35mm lens, off and on camera mics, edited in After Effects and Sony Vegas Pro.

Where to get some not so expensive (relatively) gear for filmmaking...


Canon 550D: http://tinyurl.com/breu6bj
Canon 600D: http://tinyurl.com/c4uzyoh
50mm Lens (low end): http://tinyurl.com/7c7wsaa
50mm Lens (high end): http://tinyurl.com/88mez6u
Zoom H1: http://tinyurl.com/7mu5tb2
Rode Videomic: http://tinyurl.com/7w5bx6d

The music "Chemistry" and "Playing Hooky" are licensed by me and can be obtained from: http://www.footagefirm.com

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