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June 11, 2015

by Robert Hardy, nofilmschool

Using a Slider to Mimic Jib Shots

Jib shots are great, and there’s no doubt that they can add massive production value. However, they can also be a tremendous pain in the ass to set up and operate, especially as a one man crew.

Luckily, like most technical aspects of filmmaking, jib shots can be hacked. In an excellent episode of PremiumBeat’s newish tutorial series, aptly titled Awesome Cinematography, filmmaker Brent Pierce shows us just how simple it can be to use a slider to capture vertically and horizontally-moving shots that would otherwise require a small jib. Also, the results of this technique look absolutely fantastic.

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