Written by

You Need To Try This Genius $0 Tripod Hack

Jumprope Tips

At Jumprope we believe that anyone should easily be able to create professional-looking videos without expensive filming equipment. Today we’re breaking down one of our all-time favorite filming hacks that you can try at home.

If you’re a food, craft, DIY, or other creator who likes to do overhead shots, this is the hack for you. This makeshift tripod setup costs $0 and you can easily recreate it using materials you already have at home.

This tripod hack is perfect for filming overhead videos
1
Set up your workspace like you normally would
2
Position a stool or side table next to your workspace
3
Add two books on top. The first will hang over the edge, the second will stack on top to balance
4
Position your phone so the camera just hangs over the edge. Be careful, it doesn’t need to hang far!
5
Now you’re ready to film a steady video, no tripod needed!
Here’s the final setup! The larger your work area, the taller your “tripod” will need to be
Check out my other content @Jumprope on Jumprope.

Step 1: This hack is great for filming overhead videos. Set up your workspace the way you normally would.

Step 2: Position a stool or even a small side table next to your workspace.

Step 3: Add two books on top of the stool. The first book will hang off of the edge and over your workspace and the second book will stack on top to balance it.

Step 4: Position your phone so the camera hangs over the edge. Be careful, it doesn’t need to hang too far!

Step 5: Now you’re ready to film your stead, overhead video, no tripod required!

If you haven’t filmed your first Jumprope yet, be sure to check out this blog post for a walkthrough of exactly what you need to know to start creating content.

Don’t forget to follow Jumprope on InstagramPinterestTwitterFacebookTikTokYouTube and more.