There are dozens of photography and video apps available for the iPhone. Here is a simple, non destructive method for attaching a tripod mount to your iPhone/camera phone to allow you position your device however you like. Ideal for stopmotion and timelapse.
Step 1: Parts list
What you will need:
A hard phone case
A tripod mount from a scrapped camera or a 1/4-20 nut from a hardware store (1/4" 20 thread count)
Polymorph (plastic granules which melt in hot water).
Very hot water