When I started in the industry in 1985, I was shooting for a production company that shot local, car dealership, commercials. We would rent this thing called a "Jimmy Jib" to give our spots a much higher looking production value. As I used it more and more, I began to realize that it had huge potential to be a great production tool. I thought to myself that in order to get the most out of the gear, much like a Stedicam, there should be an operator that specialized in operating the Jimmy Jib. So, I did.
I started freelancing as a Jimmy Jib operator in 1987. As my client list grew, some of my clients were requesting a larger crane. One that was rideable, or could reach further and support a wheels based remote head. In order to service those clients, I purchased the Panther Pegasus Crane along with a Power Pod remote head. The next step in cranes, as well as for my company, was to purchase the thirty foot MovieBird SuperTechno Crane. Telescoping cranes have become a "must have" on almost every commercial and feature.
I have owned and operated camera cranes and remote heads for over twenty-five years. I have a crane that's right for your project and your budget.