How will I set up my Film Studio?

I will be using my new camera to photograph finished quilts and video tutorials.  I'm in the market for a tripod (I really like this one) but I also want to figure out something for filming overhead.

 It might be possible to film overhead, upside down with the tripod and then flip the video in iMovie but then again I might want something else. 
I was leaning toward purchasing the Manfrotto double articulated arm with a clip attached to my overhead bookshelf until I started seeing some really fun and creative set ups on youtube.  Here are a few of my favorites:
This one almost makes me wish my craft room was still in an unfinished basement.
There are several cool rigs made with PVC pipes
and others created with wood.  Some more simple than others!
This is a very professional set up with arms and lights and all.
And this one is just plain simple and clever! If my work area were shorter I would do this!


I can't wait to see your first video!
Lynda said…
Lisa, The Manfrotto I have has the bar that goes out so you film horizontal or overhead like Jenny's but all in one piece. I've not used it much but when I did it worked great. I've not made any in awhile - they pretty much overwhelm me!! Looking forward to your videos.
Lynda said…
Oh, forgot to mention, in order to see better what you're filming, you can hook up a tv as a monitor to your camera. I'm definitely going to do that next time. Gotta get the connections.
Dee Spillane said…
Thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to your videos. This is very timely for me. I just started a blog a couple of weeks ago and want to add videos once I am used to it.

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