There are already plenty of overhead iPhone stands and mounts that you can use for cooking, unboxing, and other similar videos. Want to use your current tripod for these types of shots? The Glide Gear 15″ Tripod Riser has you covered. It has 6160 aircraft grade anodized aluminum rails and top and bottom mounting plates. Thanks to this tool, you will be able to shoot over obstacles. We have used them to shoot plenty of chess videos for our YouTube channel.
You can attach this tripod riser via a threaded 1/4-20 or 3/8 mounting hole. The three aluminum posts make sure your camera doesn’t shake as you capture video. The above video shows it in action.[HT]