Why Should I Hire The Human Jib?

Creativity, experience, and service. All 3 are important, and all 3 must exist together for a jib operator to safely get the right shot, from the right position, the first time. As a result, you save time, money, and stress while maximizing your production value. We’ve had many clients tell us that they were never […]

How Safe is a Jib?

The Jimmy Jib itself is a very safe tool when operated by a qualified professional. We take safety seriously, and place it above anything else. We constantly monitor our work areas for potential hazards, and we are always aware of our operating space. If we have a safety concern at any time, we will bring […]

Does The Human Jib Have Insurance?

The Human Jib carries a $1,000,000 General Liability insurance policy specialized for the Entertainment and Film Industry. In addition, we also carry a $1,000,000 Workers Comp policy and a $1,000,000 property policy. A specimen copy of our Certificate of Insurance can be viewed at the link below: The Human Jib – Certificate of Insurance   […]

Do You Provide Your Own Cables?

Stingers, SDI, and XLR – We will provide adequate cabling for AC/DC power, audio, and video. We do prefer that the production company provides cabling if the runs are longer than 100ft. Triax or Fiber – Transmission cables and will need to be provided by the production company with at least 50ft of excess cable placed […]

How Long Does it Take to Set Up a Jib?

The answer really depends on the size of jib, vehicle access to the set, and if there is more than 1 person building it. We typically request at least 2 hours to load-in, set up, and fax. Setup time for the jib itself may only take an hour, and then mounting the camera/lens, balancing the […]

Why is it called The Human Jib?

Author: Mike Brown, Founder and CEO I’m often asked how I personally got started in this industry, and why is the company called The Human Jib? I actually stumbled into this career when I was 15 while attending a large church that was on TV. I started working part-time as a Grip, and eventually began running […]

How Much do Camera Ops and Jib Ops Get Paid?

Short answer: $500-$600 per 10-hour day (labor only; gear is billed separately). Explanation: Most Camera Operators and Jib Operators are independent contractors, or “freelancers”, which means they often work for many companies throughout the year and do not get paid a steady salary. In fact, depending on the type of shooting they do (EFP, ENG, […]

How Do I Become a Camera Op or Jib Op?

“How do I become a professional Camera Operator or Jib Operator?” That’s a question nearly every film student and independent videographer asks. For the sake of brevity, this discussion will focus on becoming a freelance Camera Operator for multi-camera broadcasts (EFP) at live events such as sports and concerts. Become an Assistant First – We […]

Is Camera Operating Easy?

Similar to how a professional basketball player isn’t just someone who plays H.O.R.S.E. a lot, a Camera Operator isn’t someone who just points a camera at things. Professional Camera Operators have distinct skills and techniques that are performed consistently with precision. They will deliberately choose every detail they want to include in their shot. When all […]