Overhead Video Recording: How to Shoot Top Down Video

Learn how to shoot top down video, including the best low-cost overhead video camera setup, tripods and other accessories!

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Overhead Video Recording: How to Shoot Top Down Video

A top down camera angle is great for getting your viewers immersed in what you’re doing on a tabletop. Whether you’re trying to film cooking videos, drawing videos from above, demo videos, or shoot any other tabletop videos – it’s easy to get great results.

In this video we run through the best overhead camera rigs (that won’t break the budget) to film a desk from above from a top down camera perspective, that you can easily use to shoot great cooking, craft, app review, drawing or any other overhead tutorial videos!


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