My DIY Camera Set-Up for Filming and Flat Lays

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Hey y'all! Today, I am sharing a much-requested video and blog post about my DIY, affordable (aka: kind of ugly) camera set-up. 

When I first purchased my Canon camera for filming tutorial videos and classes, I quickly discovered that just a tripod (albeit a really nice one) simply wasn't cutting the mustard for filming a bird's eye view of my desk for both videos and flat lays. 

My husband, being the crafty genius he is--they don't call him Budget Bennett for nothin'--came up with a DIY set up that is not only affordable, but works like a charm, suits all my needs, and is portable! 

I encourage you to watch the video below to see how it all comes together, but below the video you'll find a full list of the products used, and lots of links for the ones I could find online. If you're not feeling confident that you can put this together yourself, or find the correct pieces, show this video to the crafty person in your life, and I bet they can help you out. 

*DISCLAIMER: I'M DUMB AS A BAG OF ROCKS WHEN IT COMES TO TOOLS, HARDWARE STORES, ETC. So don't judge me!*

PRODUCTS USED:

Tripod with middle piece that holds camera securely and easily slides out.
*Optional* Scrap piece of wood for the flange to sit on.
*Optional* Clamps to hold the wood piece securely on your filming/photographing surface.
Flange with 3/4 inch opening
3/4 inch thick, 24'' tall galvanized steel pipe (length is optional)
A sleeve with a 3/4 inch opening in the same configuration as mine
A hex key or allen key that works for a 3/4 inch piece