I love cranes and jibs, but man they are expensive.
You can find some fairly cheap jibs on ebay, but making one yourself can be a an alternative, until you can afford to buy one.

The camera crane or camera jib adds energy and motion to an otherwise boring static shot. It can really turn a simple shot into a visually stunning masterpiece.

Here’s a DIY camera crane project that is fairly easy to build.




English: Jib positioned for high-angle shot; P...

English: Jib positioned for high-angle shot; Photo by Henry Nelson, Wichita Kansas, USA, www.henrynelson.com Henryn 19:20, 30 July 2007 (UTC) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Camera jib

Camera jib (Photo credit: jstar.pl)