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Get big budget camera moves from a jib (crane) that weighs less than a bottle of soda, fits in a backpack, and sets up in seconds.
Get big budget camera moves from a jib (crane) that weighs less than a bottle of soda, fits in a backpack, and sets up in seconds.
Get big budget camera moves from a jib (crane) that weighs less than a bottle of soda, fits in a backpack, and sets up in seconds.
502 backers pledged $223,192 to help bring this project to life.

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The Aviator Travel Jib

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Order your Aviator Travel Jib - the professional compact camera crane at TheTravelJib.com.

The Aviator Kickstarter project has wrapped up, but it's not to late to order your own. Just click TheTravelJib.com to find out more about the film making accessory Tech Crunch called a “Film Maker’s BFF” and Next Wave DV called “The most portable camera crane around."

To all the backers, friends and family (who I think may have refreshed this page more times than I did), and all the people who helped spread the word - a huge, sincere thank you!

Thanks for checking out The Aviator Travel Jib. Watch the video at the top of the page, become a backer, and spread the word. Have any questions or comments? Contact me via Facebook or Twitter.

UPDATE 2: Click on the "Updates" tab above the video to see behind the scenes shots of The Aviator Travel Jib in action alongside shots taken with the jib. We've also posted more photos of the jib in the "Updates" section.

UPDATE 1: WOW! We did it. But it's not too late to get your own. If you haven't become a backer, yet, go for it! Thanks to all the backers for funding us so quickly! And thanks to everyone who is helping spread the word. Keep it coming. Lots more exciting news to come...

What is The Aviator Travel Jib? The Aviator Travel Jib is a professional, ultra light weight, compact camera jib (camera crane) that lets you get cinematic, sweeping camera moves anywhere in the world.

The Aviator Travel Jib compacts down to 24 inches, extends to 6 feet, weighs less than 3 ¾ pounds (supporting cameras up to 6lbs!) and sets up in under a minute. That makes it the perfect camera motion accessory whether you’re shooting on the other side of town or the other side of the world. Use it to shoot weddings, extreme sports, documentaries, indie films, music videos, real estate, travel, commercials, corporate, and more to dramatically raise your production value.

The Aviator kit comes complete with a fluid pan base, a high end padded bag, mounting hardware, bubble levels, monitor/accessory mounting ports, and ballast bag.

Thanks to the included fluid pan base, The Aviator works great with any photo or video tripod rated to support 17lbs or more.

What are the rewards?

What will we use the money for? We are ready to start production and your pledge will help us pay for the many molds, materials, and other manufacturing costs involved in bringing The Aviator to market.

When will the rewards ship? We have been through several prototypes and are ready to start manufacturing. The factory is ready for us to place the order. That means if we make our funding goal The Aviator should ship by August.

What makes The Aviator Travel Jib so great? Jibs (camera cranes) stabilize your camera while moving it through space around and above your subjects creating graceful, sweeping moves that you just can’t get any other way.

Unlike normal jibs that are heavy, large, expensive, and a big hassle to set up, severely limiting the locations and situations where filmmakers could put them to use, The Aviator is super portable, lightweight, compact, and affordable.

The Aviator features leg locks designed by world renowned tripod makers 3 Legged Thing. And they are supplying us with their exclusive 8 core Stealth Carbon Fiber. We’re even manufacturing The Aviator at their factory! Thanks 3LT!!!

What skill level of shooter is this for? The Aviator is super simple to set up and use. Whether you are a seasoned pro or just a passionate beginner, you’ll get breathtaking footage within minutes.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Clip It! - Pack of 4 Nice Clip Lens Cap Clips (from our first Kickstarter project) - at a huge discount! That’s practically 50% off. (Includes US shipping - add $10 for international.)

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    Pledge $299 or more About $299

    Student Level - This is the same super light, super strong, super compact and fast set-up jib but without the bells and whistles. It is for the jib ONLY. It does NOT include: the bag, fluid pan base, mounting hardware, bubble levels, or ballast bag. Students only please. (Includes US shipping - add $35 for international.)

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    Pledge $399 or more About $399

    The Aviator Travel Jib - Back this project now to get the full travel jib kit at a huge savings. The kit INCLUDES The Aviator Travel Jib with fluid pan base, the high end padded bag, mounting hardware, bubble levels, and ballast bag. We are expecting to retail this kit for $525 including shipping. (Add $45 for international shipping.)

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    Pledge $499 or more About $499

    Can’t wait? Be one of the first 100 people in the world to get your very own Aviator Travel Jib. This is the full Aviator kit like the one above. But you’ll get it first. (Includes US shipping - add $45 for international.)

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    Pledge $799 or more About $799

    Carbon Fiber Edition - Just like The Aviator Travel Jib kit, but even lighter! The rods are made from 8 core Stealth Carbon Fiber. Includes a special edition padded bag along with the fluid pan base, mounting hardware, bubble levels, and ballast bag. (Includes US shipping - add $45 for international.)

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    Pledge $1,250 or more About $1,250

    Carbon Paradise - Back us today at this level and get everything in the Carbon Fiber Edition level and we’ll also include a genuine 3 Legged Thing carbon fiber “Eric” tripod with padded case. (Includes US shipping - add $65 for international.)

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