Behind the scenes, I'm experimenting with mobile video timelapses for future inclusion in my social media content strategy. For that, I need a steady platform to sit my phone on while I wait for a scene to unfold. Undoubtedly, I'll end up buying a proper tripod and stand in the near future, but I wanted to see how a quick DIY option would suffice in the meantime. So here's my DIY iPhone stand, and how you can create one too:
These lids tend to be pretty sturdy, which you'll need to hold the weight of your phone.
Cut the lines as straight as you can, all the way down or just a little bit short.
The edges of the cut lid can be a bit sharp, so if you're even the littlest bit worried about scratching your phone, make sure it's protected!
Over to you
That's all there is to it! I tried this method on a windswept seafront the other night (new iPhone 6 perched somewhat perilously on a ledge over a 10ft drop!) and it held up pretty well. Let me know if you're going to give this a go, and tweet me @andrewmacarthy to show me your efforts!