As seen in my video below, getting an overhead angle and lighting for your videos is as easy as sourcing parts, cutting conduit, drilling a few holes…OK, it’s not that easy, but this overhead GoPro lighting fixture isn’t the most difficult process you could take on.
As seen around 3:30, the slight swaying is a disadvantage to this attachment method. Perhaps I’ll come up with a way to mount things more solidly soon. Another current difficulty for this project would be that Maker Pipe parts (seen around 2:30) aren’t generally available as of this writing. Perhaps another 1/4 – 20 screw with holes drilled in the two pipes could be used as a substitute.
Regardless, I was somewhat proud of how I used the GoPro case as sort of a permanent mount. This will allow me to start the shot, insert it, and hopefully allow the swaying to dissipate. So it’s not all bad, and should provide for a good alternate angle for many of my projects.