There are many creative ways to use your camera tripod. One of them is to use it to take small scale crane shots!
Step 1: Attach Your Camera to Your Tripod. Then Slowly Rotate the Crane Arm and Film When the Camera Is Lifting or Going Down.
You might want to use autofocus when you are rotating the crane arm so that you won't lose focus for your shots.
Isn't it easy? You will get very steady shots using this trick!