Introduction: Using a Tripod for Ground Level Filming
This setup will allow you to film something low to ground such as a dog or a toddler. It takes about 2 minutes to setup and works pretty well. See build and demonstration video below. See footage at last step.
Step 1: Materials
- Ankle weight
- Video Camera
Step 2: Attach Tripod Mount to Camera
Step 3: Attach Camera to Tripod
Step 4: Rotate Head of Tripod So That It Is 90 Degrees With Respect to the Legs
Step 5: Pull One of the Tripod Legs Up As Shown. Add Counter Balance Weights to the Other Two Legs
Step 6: Lift Tripod With Single Leg. Adjust Weights/extensions Until the Unit Is Balanced.
Step 7: Example Footage
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