What's a good way to make a joystick controlled camera crane?

I am trying to make a camera crane that is controlled by a joystick. I tried putting the crane in a pawn blueprint but I couldn’t access the pitch and yaw anymore. I tried using the camera crane blueprint by itself but I couldn’t select it as the pawn in the gamemode. If there’s an easier way, like making a crane from scratch (maybe rigging), let me know. Also I plan on mapping controls to focus and zoom on the joystick as well. I am fairly new to blueprints and UE4, so any help would be much appreciated!