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Overhead Cellphone Camera Mount


Overhead camera mounts are often bulky to use, and always in the way once set up. I make these by hand so you can take it apart and stow it quickly. Now you can demonstrate hands-free with a portable set up good even on the road!

It includes a spring loaded frame that fits most cellphones, and the attachment screw is the same as found on most camera tripods. I can paint these if desired. Tell me your color selection in the comments when you place your order, and make sure I have an email address if I need to verify exact colors.

Here are a few more views. The magazine in the photo is a standard magazine.


The full width assembled is 29 inches, each side support is 13.5 inches. The height to camera is 14 inches.


You can adjust the distance of the camera from the support pole. This design is showing a forward distance of 12 inches.


The height and forward pole can be altered by choosing a different length of pvc, which I can tailor to your needs. (Please specify when ordering.) Please keep in mind this is built for normal sized cell phones and cameras with a tripod screw. Tablets and iPads are not compatible.

This is the view through my Samsung S5, no magnification, at 14 inches. A double-spread magazine is completely visible.

This is a 17x11 inch spread.
This is a 10x15 inch Canson 7x10 inch art journal.
My goal is to ship these within 3-5 days after ordering. You put sections together, set it on your surface, and you're ready to go. Here's the video.



Hold your camera at the height that captures your working surface. Measure that height. If it is higher than 13 inches, please note that in the comments on your order so I can customize it for you.

I can only ship to US addresses at this time.

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***************** NEW! ****************

There's a new stand on the block!! This one takes up less space on  your work surface and is easy to turn to one side or the other for shooting videos in portrait or landscape. How cool is that? It has a weight bar that counterbalances most common cell phones.



I can only ship to US addresses at this time.

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5 comments:

  1. Hi Ky- I love your setup and would like to buy, but I want to discuss some ideas and questions. It looks like it may be a little too close, which I'd like to keep as an option. Is it easy enough to take apart to change out the height? I am wondering how long (height) it would need to be to see both pages of the magazine when open. I am also wondering how high it has to be to see most of the desk space between the stand. I may not want this but wondering as a reference point. Thank you :)

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    1. Hi, Cynthea - great questions! I've added some still photos and dimensions that will hopefully answer them. It is very easy to take apart, and I can provide multiple poles so you can just switch them out as needed.

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  2. Ky
    Thank you for taking the time to answer my quesions. You may have misunderstood though:) I wanted to see the view -from the camera- to see how much coverage it has. In your video, it does not look like the whole magazine would be visible when open, or barely so. I am considering ordering additional lengths, if you can take it apart to change the height of the PVC tube.

    Earlier, I was unable to do my own testing and measuring; I had only 8% charge on my phone lol, so now that it is charged up, I opened a magazine (my journals being upstairs) and I had to raise it 19.5-19.75 inches to see the whole 11 inch height of the magazine. The width although more was completely visible at a little lower height. I have some 9 x 12 art journals, which is probably the maximum size I will be needing for coverage by the camera. So I guess, I would like to know, if once together does the PVC tubing come apart easily, and what would be the additional cost for extra tubing to have both heights : one your original height of 14 inches and additional tubing with connection or another separate tube to make the distance 20 inches total (easier measuring)? I would like both options of total heights (14 & 20") if they come apart to change out.

    Another question:) you state above:
    "You can adjust the distance of the camera from the support pole. This design is showing a forward distance of 12 inches."
    I am not sure I understand this, how do you adjust the distance of the camera? At my best guess, just holding my phone and measuring, it seems 12 inches will probably work fine as I think I will still be able to move my journal forward or backward.
    thank you

    my email is cynnthea@gmail.com if you prefer to email me :)








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    1. Check out the new photo through my cell phone. Yes, the pieces do come apart easily for storage or changing to a different size. I do work with journals, too, and I understand your perspective better now. To change the size, I cut a longer stem that you can change quickly to move from one perspective to another. Different stem heights are available for an additional $3 US. I'm leaving this discussion here, as it may benefit someone else. If you're not comfortable with that, please let me know and I'll remove the comments. :)

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    2. Check out the new photo through my cell phone. Yes, the pieces do come apart easily for storage or changing to a different size. I do work with journals, too, and I understand your perspective better now. To change the size, I cut a longer stem that you can change quickly to move from one perspective to another. Different stem heights are available for an additional $3 US. I'm leaving this discussion here, as it may benefit someone else. If you're not comfortable with that, please let me know and I'll remove the comments. :)

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