Kessler Pocket Jib BTS On Set For “Dreaming Awake” Movie By: Dave Aldrich


Here is a little on set  Quick Take of the Kessler Pocket Jib. It is ultra portable and worked well for our shoot of the launch zone for the King Mountain hang gliding competition. We have been shooting with director Dave Aldrich for well over a year for his upcoming film “Dreaming Awake”. The Kessler pocket jib is a great way to add a little motion into your shots. It was very stable at nine thousand feet. The wind was giving us a hell of a time and I had to have Hang Five pilot Ryan Voight steady the front at the end of the move. The footage looks rock solid. A huge Thank You to Kessler Crane and the Dreaming Awake crew for letting us be a part of the truly fantastic film. Here is a rip from the Kessler website. Nikon shooter Rod Clark shot this little BTS video.

The Pocket Jib™ has a telescopic dual rail arm design that has a maximum reach of five feet, fully extended, which is approximately 6″ less than our KC-8 crane. The end of the crane arm features a ball relocator with 100mm bowl, so you can mount a 100mm ball fluid head. The weight bar system is also telescopic and collapses and folds away for easy transport.

The Pocket Jib™ comes standard with the Swivel Mount that allows you to mount the Pocket Jib™ to your tripod using a 100mm levelable ball, 75mm fixed ring mount, or a flat mount. If you would like to mount the Pocket Jib™ to your Hercules 2.0 head, the Swivel Mount can be removed and the Pocket Jib™ mounted flush to the Hercules 2.0 with the tilt locked with the pin lock in place.


Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  • Patrick Lockerman

    Great stuff Jared, always fun to watch your clips. One word though….lavalier.

  • Nate Balli

    What Sticks do you have it mounted on? It looks like a solid way to mount the Jib, I am not the biggest fan of the KPOD

  • James Drake

    What’s the max weight limit of the jib?