1 Measurement from tripod fulcrum to camera. Depending upon specific camera, actual length to lens will be slightly longer.
Please contact us if you have any questions about jib placement. We have placed our jibs in smaller locations, such as opera box seats. Location scouts are available.
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Set up time for the Jimmy Jib Triangle usually
takes about 2 hours, depending on the load in. We recommend allowing at
least 2.5 to 3 hours for set up because of basic production logistics
(unloading, parking, site survey) Please note that this is an estimated
time and can be either shorter or longer based on jib size, optional jib
accessories (120 degree Dutch head), and jib placement (roofs and
auditorium balconies might require some more time). The Jimmy Jib
Triangle can support a camera, with all its accessories, weighing up to
Cinematic Experience, Inc. transports the jib
in a Chevy Cargo Astro or Express Van (6’ 4” to 7 feet high) This
vehicle is to be considered a production vehicle and all parking must be
provided/paid for at the venue. It is strongly advised to keep the jib
vehicle parked near or at the load in/out area if possible.
Some jobs MAY require Cinematic Experience,
Inc. to provide its own jib assist/utility for set up/load out days or
the whole show. This all depends on the type of job at hand.
Cinematic Experience, Inc. offers you the following optional equipment for our Jimmy Jib Triangle:
MULTI-CAM SWITCHED SHOWS
Depending on your camera and broadcast truck, at least 50 ft of Triax or SMPTE Fiber Optic cable should be dropped at the base of the jib.
For the Jimmy Jib we provide lens control for
Canon and Fujinon ENG/EFP style lenses. Lens controls for other lenses,
such as Nikon or Angenieux ENG / EFP lenses can be provided, but may
incur an additional fee. Film Lenses require film style zoom and focus
servos in addition to a film styled zoom control (and separate follow
focus control unit.) This needs to be provided by your camera vendor or
your camera assistant. The film style controls used to operate the film
style servos either need to be wireless or a minimum 50 foot cable needs
to be provided by your camera vendor or AC for each control. It is
strongly suggested that your AC reaches out to us if you have this type
Program Video can either be pulled from the
back of the camera, or in some cases, it may need to be run directly
from the truck or a nearby I/O Panel. We can accept Program Video in
either SD or HD feed. This can easily be determined on site between us
and the truck engineers.
If possible, a double muff headset is
requested. For communication an RTS box or Wireless system is required
since the camera is physically far away from the operator. If an RTS box
is to be used, 50 ft of XLR cable needs to be placed at the base of the
If the jib is to be placed on a platform/riser, it must support at least 1500 lbs.
The platform is the responsibility of the lessee / client and must be inspected and approved by the lessee / client in order for Cinematic Experience, Inc. to proceed with the assembly of the Jimmy Jib Triangle Arm.
If a security barricade is to be constructed
around the jib arm: an 11ft x 11ft barricade is advised for STANDARD
mode (6ft reach) thru GIANT mode (12ft reach); a 20ft x 20ft barricade
is advised for GIANT PLUS mode (15ft reach) thru SUPER PLUS mode (24ft
reach). Built at EXTREME (30ft reach mode) the Security Barricade should
be at least 25ft x 25ft. A security barricade is strongly advised at
most venues where the crowd is near the jib. These barricades will make
the shot possible for the jib camera operator and will add protection to
the jib operator and the jib.
If your production will be utilizing a teleprompter, please inform your teleprompter crew that they should carry a variety of sized cables. We recommend that any cables running up the jib arm to the teleprompter/camera should be at least 75ft to 100 ft in length. This will cover the run from the camera, down the arm and to the teleprompter work station, which must be placed away from the jib operator’s swing radius. Any cables needed for the teleprompter MUST be provided by your teleprompter crew.
ENG/EFP SHOOTS ONLY
AC POWER or DC POWER? (ENG/EFP SHOOTS ONLY)
AC power is good to have around, however, Cinematic Experience, Inc. has the ability to run the Jimmy Jib Triangle and our monitor(s) off battery power for the day. This option of powering the jib via battery is ONLY TO BE USED FOR ENG/EFP SHOOTS, NOT MULTI-CAM SWITCHED SHOOTS. Multiple day ENG/EFP shoots will require over night charging. Cinematic Experience, Inc. will NOT be able to provide power for your camera or audio mixer, only the jib and its color monitor. Please note, providing AC power for the jib will always still be the best option.
If your shoot plans on running audio to the camera on the jib, at least 75ft of XLR cable for EACH channel (to be placed at the base of the jib) will need to be provided by your audio department. Or wireless audio components are recommended. Please note that your audio personnel will NOT be able to do direct audio monitoring WHILE RECORDING unless he/she has at least 75 ft to100 ft of head phone cable to run up the jib arm and to the camera.
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