Intro: POV Camera Phone Head Mount! DIY RIG
See how to put it together and how it works!
Step 1: Convert an Old Phone Tripod Clip Into a POV Camera
Here’s a cheap and easy way to setup a hands-free Camera Mount to film or photograph point of view images! All you’ll need is a hat and a phone mount!
Step 2: Get Your Smartphone
Smaller phones work best for this setup! Great way to repurpose older iPhone.
Step 3: Phone Tripod Mount
These are available at the dollar stores, goodwills and online! Typically, you can find these mounts on the end of a selfie stick. Super cheap!
Step 4: Hat With a Bill
You’ll need a trucker hat or baseball hat with a firm bill. Fishing hats have longer bills and would work great for this! A plastic visor or anything you have available with a bill!
Step 5: Clip Phone
Be sure the wide tripod mount end is on top, it’ll mount the best to the hat.
Step 6: Smaller Phones Work Best
Larger phones may be too heavy for the bill of the hat. Use a firm or plastic visor or hat if you want to try a larger phone.
Step 7: Don’t Mount It Like This.
On top of the bill there’s much more chances that this mount will fall off or not get the correct shot.
Step 8: You’re Done!
Try this at your own risk! This is for a quick way to mount your phone for hands free Point of View (POV) recording. The phone may slip off if you move your head a lot so be aware!
Step 9: Reference View
The phone will mount very close to your eyes so you won’t be able to really see the view in focus. But you will have a view to have an idea of your composition and you have access to operate the on screen controls.
Step 10: Cheap and Easy!
Step 11: POV FPV Hands Free View!
A wide angle clip on lens would offer you even more range in your view. But this is an easy way to mount your phone to have the freedom to use both your hands for DIY videos, movies or whatever you want to make!