talking about the annual Siggraph conference and trade show for graphics, 3D and visual arts creation.
practically every cheap camera has a macro mode. and while it is not perfect it is a fun way to get really close to your subject.
Cello, pedal effects, drum, & voice makes Devon McClive.
fact or ficture: a ton of icons on your desktop will make your Mac will run slower?
Mic stands use (as you know) a 5/27 thread which doesn't occur in a hardware store.
camera “tripods” come in different forms like bean bags, a strap, a lid that will screw onto any water or soda bottle or can be an actual tripod.
use the world around to hold a camera using a length of velcro.
the problem with a live event is that normal tripods are too short. you have to get the camera above the heads and shoulders of everyone to get a good shot
you might look at some string and say, "that will never make my camera more stable!" but it can.
make a camera mount that will work on just about any bottle.