WE GOT JIB!

ABOUT US

For over 18 years, Western Jib has earned a reputation as the premiere camera crane provider for Western Canada. Whether large international events, commercials, documentaries or reality shows, Western Jib has the experience to enhance any production. Our focus is providing world-class unique camera angles while keeping safety a priority.

 

"Bill Bruvold is a wizard of jibs. It was a pleasure for me to work
with him. Simply the best jib operation I´ve ever been part of."

Kalevi Uusivuori | Producer and Director | The Finnish Broadcast Company

SERVICES

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Operators

Our world Class operators bring decades of creativity and experience to every project. If you have a special look in mind for your project, our operators will have the creative camera angles and dynamic shots to make it happen.   

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Rentals

At Western Jib we package our camera cranes with a rock solid four wheel dolly, custom weather coverings, and all the tools required for assembly – all this in one, easy-to-ship container. No matter where you need a crane, we can get it there. 

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Customized Solutions

In our almost 20 years of broadcasting, their isn't much we haven't seen or done. If your project requires something special, we have the tools and expertise to make it a reality. just give us call.

 

Equipment Rental

Jimmy Jib

Arm lengths: 6’ | 12’ | 15’ | 18’ | 21’ | 24’ | 30’ | 40’

 

Max camera weight: 50 lbs

7 Field ready packages: 1 – 18’ pkg | 5 – 30’ pkg |

1 – 40’ pkg

Our Triangle Jimmy Jibs are the industry standard for portable camera cranes. Through our experience operating these cranes, we have developed custom accessories, weather gear, and dollies to make working with our cranes easier and safer, so you can get the shot regardless of the elements. Our Jimmy Jibs can ship in a single standard pallet with everything you will need for assembly and operation, no matter the location.

Jimmy Jib

Jimmy Jib Light

Arm lengths: 6’ | 9’ | 12’ | 15’ | 18’

Tail lengths: 30” | 42”

Max camera weight: 15 lbs

1 field ready package

 

When your production calls for jibs shots in tight spaces, our solution is the Jimmy Jib Light. Configurable with side arm operation and a boom length between six and eighteen feet, the Jimmy Jib Light has a foot print only slightly larger than a handheld camera with tripod.

Jimmy Jib

Light

PoleCam

Arm lengths: 6' to 20'

Max camera weight: 7.5 lbs

1 Package field ready package

Small and discreet, this jib is great for small budget productions. Designed for DSLRs, the Pole Cam can carry loads up to 7.5 lbs. This jib can be built in four foot sections to a maximum of 20 feet. The Pole Cam is perfect when you need a cool and creative shot on a low budget.

Pole Cam

Trailer Jib Package

Arm lengths: 6’ | 9’ | 13’ | 16’ | 19’ | 22’ | 26’ | 29’

 

Max tail length: 5’

Max camera weight: 50 lbs.

2 Cargo trailer packages

Our CamMate arms are outfitted with Jimmy Jib electronics for reliability and amazing performance. These hybrid jibs travel in our custom cargo trailers for fast and easy setup no matter the weather or location. Our trailers also carry a variety of accessories (including gen-sets) to meet most production needs.

Please note: Because these jibs travel in trailers, they are only able to service Western Canada. Please see our popular Jimmy Jibs for productions throughout all of North America and overseas.

Trailer Jib

Billy Jib

Arm length: 6’ | 9’ | 12’

Tail length: 30”

 

Camera: Sony P1 with Sony 1500 RCP

 

Accessories: Data snake, breakout boxes, custom skirting

The Billy Jib is a custom Jimmy Jib Light package designed for tight spaces.

Billy Jib

CamBall 3 Remote Head

For areas where the cameras have to be small, simple and powerful, our CamBall 3 PTZ cameras output full HD (HD SDI 1080i). Our CamBalls have been deployed in all sorts of situations: high in the sky on lifts for ultra-wide shots, at water level for swimming, above the ice for curling, and much more. We have eight cameras, fully controllable from a remote location with RCPs and multi-function controllers (controls PTZ, focus, and camera settings). Additional features of our CamBalls include: 20x optical zoom, inverted or upright mounting, ruggedness, and weatherproofing.

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Camballs &

POVs

Cable

SMPTE

A variety of lengths between 25m and 500m, totaling over five kilometers

Tactical Fiber

Tactical 6-fiber, single-mode cable in lengths of 160m or 305m

Audio Mults

DT12 fan-out 3-pin XLR in 100m lengths

Cable

Hi-Lo Platform with Swing Seat

The Hi-Lo Platform is designed to provide the camera operator with an easy, safe, and stable platform. Ideally suited for use on uneven terrain or on stadium terracing, it can be set up with four different height variations (1’ | 2.8’ | 3.6’ | 5.6’). Our Hi-Lo swing seat ships in a custom, easy-to-transport, road case.

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Hi-Lo

Other Equipment

Mini Jib

Light, compact and portable this jib is perfect for subtle moves in small and hard to reach places. Light weight and holding cameras up to 60lbs, it can be mounted on any 100mm or 150mm tripod. The operating end of the jib accepts any 100mm pan tilt head.

Electric Carts

Capable of repositioning a jib or camera in minutes, these silent electric carts are ideal for productions such as golf, equestrian, and large outdoor sporting events. They provide a solid and safe operating platform and can get your rig into position on most surfaces.

Easy Rigs

Our Easy Rigs give you the speed and mobility of a handheld camera while maintaining the ability to achieve steady shots. The Easy Rig vest transfers the weight of the camera to your hips and shoulders, allowing for quick and smooth handheld or gimbal shots all day. The rig’s suspension cable can accept cameras up to 55 lbs. and folds up into an easy carrying bag. 

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CONTACT

Inquiries

Phone: (403) 278-5694
Toll Free: 1-888-534-2388
Email: info@westernjib.com

Mailling Address

1336 Lake Michigan Crescent SE
Calgary, Alberta

T2J 3G1
Canada

Field Shop

105 Edgar Avenue NE
Turner Valley, Alberta

T0L 2A0

Canada

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