FAQ: What Equipment Do You Use To Take Overhead Video?

rukristin FAQ: What equipment do you use for overhead video

FAQs & Insta-Questions.

Since starting to post many of my projects on instagram, I’ve also started getting used to answering a lot of project related questions over there. There are so many awesome conversations happening over there that I’ll be highlighting some of the best and most frequently asked questions here on the blog.

rukristin FAQ: What equipment do you use for overhead video

Question: What Equipment Do You Use To Take Overhead Video?

Answer: Recently I’ve branched out into making short videos/using the Periscope app to share scrapbook techniques and projects I’ve created. I was a little bit overwhelmed at first, but once I did a little bit of research on how easy it can be, I grabbed a few supplies and got started.

To take overhead video I use:

  1. iPhone6+
  2. Gooseneck mount for mobile phones/tablets*

Here are a couple of photos of the mount that I use to hold my iPhone. It’s definitely a budget option, and can wobble a little bit if you’re playing around and moving the phone, but if you’re not ready to invest a few hundred dollars into some professional/semi-professional equipment, this should work for you too. The mount has a big screw clamp that you can screw onto the side of a table or desk (I use it at my standing desk). You could also mount it to a bookshelf or any other flat surface.

If you have any questions about my setup, please feel free to ask below; otherwise be on the lookout for more rukristin scrapbook videos soon!
rukristin FAQ: What equipment do you use for overhead video
rukristin FAQ: What equipment do you use for overhead video

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  • Kelly Jean

    Thank you so much for sharing this question! I’ve been wanting to record videos a bit more and I’m always wondering what equipment people use. I have a Note 4 so it’s a little bigger. Definitely think I’m going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!