When I started this blog and decided I wanted to try my hand at video tutorials I ran into one major roadblock. How do you get that nice overhead shot when filming? I tried angling my tripod down as far as it could go, I tried tying it sideways to a table and working on the floor, I tried so many things. The good news is from all that experimenting I have found 5 ways to get this prized angle for tutorial filming. Even better news is that the setup options I talk about are for a range of budgets and space capabilities meaning there is a perfect setup for everyone!

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Overhead Filming Setup

I filmed a video below with all the different overhead filming setup options I suggest below. Check it out and see which setup will fit your needs below. There is a variety of sizes and prices to choose from. I will include all links to the mentioned products below!

PVC Overhead Filming Rig Tutorials

My PVC rig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h28NQ

Super simple low cost DIY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnTTl

$15 PVC rig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrS2f

$30 PVC free standing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp0tl

C-Stand high-end rig tutorial

Peter Mckinnon C-Stand Rig Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP0zf

Products mentioned:

Etsy Back Drop (The seller I purchased from is no longer on Etsy so here is a similar backdrop from a seller with good reviews): http://tidd.ly/bcfd11be

Ring light: https://amzn.to/38QGqyo

Set of 2 box lights: https://amzn.to/2PhGlMl

Photograph stand, back drops, and 2 lights kit: https://amzn.to/2vcXznt

Small Clamp On Tool (If you only get one thing get this!): https://amzn.to/3c0GHAT

Cellphone phone holder adaptor for tripod heads: https://amzn.to/38Nz7HP

Arkon Tripod Stand (kit): https://amzn.to/38SShw1

Boom Mic Stand: https://amzn.to/2HQsvfP

Affordable C-Stand option: https://amzn.to/39TznFa

Boom Mic Arm (with phone attachment): https://amzn.to/2HOjK67

You can see many of the items mentioned above I also talked about in my camera equipment must have’s post. If you plan to do more than just overhead filming tutorials then it may be worth checking out this post as well!