How to Build a cheap camera jib arm
Movies take us places we've never been before, and a big tool that has contributed to that age-old phrase "movie magic" is the camera jib arm. Kind of like a camera extendeder, the jib arm is like a rotating crane that you can place your camera on top of.
It allows you to shoot swooping, breathtaking scenes a la the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy easily. Best of all, it can be built all on your own for about $80.