Ceiling mount for a Canon Digital Rebel XT?

A few minutes ago I found a link (mind you, I'm supposed to be writing a paper!) to this Oren Lavie video and I fell in love with it. I'm super interested in stop-motion photography & I would loooove to have a ceiling mount for my Canon Digital Rebel XT =)

The only problem with this, however, is that I'm not very good with things like this! So if anyone could suggest to me how I'd go about doing this [preferably cheap, because I am a poor art student, after all!), or heck, even doing an Instructable on it, I'd be eternally grateful!]

Yayay, thank you =)

CameronSS8 years ago
The easiest way I can think of is to use a standard 90o angle bracket. Attach one side of the bracket to the ceiling with drywall screws. If that doesn't give enough clearance, mount it on something to lower it--a block of wood, another bracket, whatever. Virtually all tripod screw mounts (including the Rebel XT) use a standard 1/4"-20 thread, which is available in any hardware store. Get one bolt and one nut to go on the bolt. Spin the bolt to screw it into the camera partway (with the bolt going through the angle bracket), then spin the nut down tightly to hold the camera against the bracket.

This is kind of a crude setup, and you'd have to remove the camera completely every time you wanted to check your aim, but you did say cheap. The parts shouldn't cost more than $5.
shantr0n (author)  CameronSS8 years ago
Brilliant, thank you so much :D