How do I use a tripod?
- Unzip the bag and take out the tripod. If you’re filming in school, leave the bag in the classroom.
- Turn the tripod upside down and unlock all six leg clamps.
- Grab the tripod by the head and turn it right side up with a snap. Close all of the leg clamps while the tripod is still up in the air.
- Open the feet and set them on the floor.
- Check the level bubble. If it’s not in the center, one of your legs are crooked.
- Turn the thumbscrew and remove the quick release.
- Turn the camera upside down on a table and connect the quick release. If there’s no table, kneel down and use your leg as a flat surface. Don’t do this by holding the camera to your chest. It’s too easy to drop.
- Hold the quick release open so it and the thumbscrew form a perfect rectangle. If the round side of the thumbscrew is facing inwards, the camera won't connect.
- Slide the camera on from the side and push down. When it is attached, it will make a loud click. Keep your thumb out of the way or OWWIE!
- If you're using a Nikon still camera, put the lens cap back in the bag while you film.
- The lens of the camera should face away from you. The handle should face toward you.
- When you’re done filming, put the quick release back on the tripod and bag it heads up, not feet up.