In the below video you will see a great example of the power of a Jib! Whats a Jib you might ask? Here is a definition I found on the web “ In cinematography, a jib is a boom device with a camera on one end, and a counterweight and camera controls on the other. A jib permits the camera to be moved vertically, horizontally, or a combination of the two at heights up to 100 feet!
A jib is useful for getting high shots, or shots which need to move a great distance horizontally or vertically. Jib are usually used on movie set to achieve shots that are not possible with hand held or tripod filming. Jib photography gives a perspective that the viewer is flying overhead in a smooth cinematic fashion.”