if you would like to set up your own stop motion animation studio, there are many different directions you can go in. Here's one of them. I have a digital video camera, fairly compact model, rigged up to a C-stand by a clamp right here and it's pointing down to the surface right here which have covered in black paper. The C-stand is actually mounted to the floor. C-stands come in different sizes. You don't need a C-stand to clamp to. You can clamp to a coat rack.