Having a still and steady shot is often very important for whatever awesome video you’re making.
If you haven’t picked up a tripod from TAFE (or bought one from Daiso or somewhere), you still have lots of options to keep your phone steady.
Here are a couple of random ones that I threw together in my kitchen.
If you have a cardboard roll and a pair of scissors, you too can have your own smart phone stand.
It literally took me less than a minute to make this, including working out how to do it.
If you don’t have a cardboard roll handy, there are other options.
Adapt as you see fit. (Also if you come up with something isn’t quite stable or level, a blob of blu tak can help.)
A stapler turned on its side.
A wire kitchen rack.
(Might need a bit of propping up to make it level, but you get the general idea.)
Or a small and stable glass.
There are so many options. Look around and be a bit creative.
And let us know if you come up with a cool solution for a DIY tripod.