Thursday, August 21, 2014

Videos using an I-phone.



I have often wondered how to set up my i-phone so I could video what ever I was doing on my desk. Quite some time ago I bought one of these.


Joby JM3-01WW GripTight GorillaPod Stand (Black)


 http://www.amazon.com/Joby-JM3-01WW-GripTight-GorillaPod-Stand/dp/B009GHYMB6/ref=pd_sim_sbs_cps_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=09Q91P3ZMZPEZ0G54SVG

But I still could not figure out what to attach it to so the phone would be overhead looking down on my desk. I really did not want to invest any money buying things since I plan to only occasionally make a video. Finally I came up with this idea. I took the grip tight mount off of the Gorilla Pod Stand and mounted it on an old camera tripod that I have had for years.


 (I don't have my phone in the mount shown here. I had to use it to take the pictures.)


In setting this up on my desk I found out that if I leaned the tripod forward the legs of the tripod would be out of my way plus not be seen in the video.



To keep it from toppling over I mounted a couple of mini clamps on the back edge of my desk. Then put a rubber band around the clamps which secures the extended leg of the tripod.




Yeah me for figuring this out.
Thanks for looking!


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