-founder and jib operator
Based in the Detroit, Michigan area, Dave McNutt brings years of shooting knowledge and experience to any type of video or film shoot. With a twenty year background in jib operation, Dave can consistently execute those special dynamic shots that really take your production to a higher level. In addition, he is available to consult on jib placement, lighting and rigging requirements, and camera operation. Our diverse production community includes sporting events, broadcast news, commercials, feature films, corporate and civic communications, and documentaries; Dave has had a major role in all of them. Ready to travel anywhere in the Midwestern United States and beyond, Dave McNutt is proud of his accomplishments and is looking forward to being a part of your next project.
Kelli’s career started at Eastern Michigan University, where she majored in Electronic Media and Film Studies with a focus in Film. Upon registering for her final semester of courses, she was accepted as an intern at Detroit Public Television in Wixom, MI.
Kelli worked alongside Dave McNutt for two years as his Jib Assistant before going out as an operator herself. Kelli’s first operating gig was for the Steve Harvey Show. It was a live-to-tape show in Cleveland, Ohio during the worst snow storm of 2015. Working through winds and below zero temperatures for ten hours, she was able to give the director the shots he was looking for. From there, Kelli went on to film a few episodes for the hit TV show Dance Moms. She worked with Lyon Video and Fox Sports Ohio as an operator for the Ohio State University National Football Championship Celebration.
(Floor-Mounted Jib Crane)
The Cammate 2039 jib camera builds out to a length of 40 feet and numerous lengths in between. The 2039 is capable of working in most environments and is fully operational with its own on-board DC power.