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My crane

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:11 am
by pete1234
I built myself a camer crane, out of some aluminum and some other bits of stuff.

Let me know what you think:

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:16 am
Looks great! How high can it get, watch out for electricity wires, don't want to get fried eh?

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:29 am
by pete1234
lol, the power cables can add quite a nice sense of freedom to it. It goes about 20ft high. We are using it on a channel 4 program :-D

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:36 am
Is that like public access or news?

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:09 am
by pete1234
No, its a proper channel 4 TV program....

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:22 am
by Kentertainment
That is sexy... you should post some pictures for us. How did you build it? Welding? Screws and bolts? Love? Something else?

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:34 am
by Ornsack
pete1234 wrote:No, its a proper channel 4 TV program....
That's network TV. Please remember that not everyone lives in the UK, Pete1234 ;)

Saying that though, if you were filming something for network TV, why are you building a crane when you could rent one? (This isn't me being a peni5, just asking!)

In regards to the footage, camera wobbles a bit but very nice shots. I loved the one with the car coming towards the camera because it looked a bit sketchy and scary!

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:14 pm
by pete1234
I built the crane before I started doing the channel 4 thing, and since it seems to work ok, we just used it instead of renting one.

The reason it wobbled to begin with was because it had big buckets as counterweights, and the water sloshed about.

There are some pictures but they are pretty old. i have upgraded it a fair bit now

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:43 am
by John Groshko
SWEET! It looks like I'm not the only one who builds there own camera cranes.

Re: My crane

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:12 am
by MadHatter
I checked the crane thing and snooped around on youtube about using the crane... and well.. it was eyeopening experience. You can get really awesome and effective shots like that.
Now my mind is on crane, crane, crane.

Thanks for opening this thread ! :D :D :D