DSLR cameras can be expensive and unwieldy for new video makers. Now that smartphones can shoot in high-def, there's more and more demand for excellent videos shot on your iPhone. People are even shooting feature films on them. So if you're an influencer who needs to learn how to create an excellent overhead camera setup but doesn't want to spend the dough on an Arris Alexa hanging from their ceiling, you came to the right place. 

Let's cover the most simple way to shoot overhead table shots that are ideal for influencers who want to do cooking videos, crafting, or anything else that requites a birds-eye view, and not a drone. 

Check out this helpful video from Ronny Joseph, the Primal Gourmet. He has one of them ost watching channels on YouTube and Instagrams

So how does Ronny do it? 

First, he utilizes a Neewer Swing arm. Next, he uses a ball mount with ninety-degree articulating joint head.  

The last component is a smartphone mount that has room to adjust to clamping onto the arm. 

Yes, it's that easy. The rest is just pointing and shooting!

What's next? Get some lights to help you out

Film lighting techniques make your commercial, movie, or TV show look cinematic. It will help your story pop off the screen. We break down every major technique. 

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