My nephew is a certified DIY man in their house. I have seen him make different stuff just by using old things in the house. He can use old scrap board, used clevis pins, nuts, bolts ,and just about anything. Scrap items will be turned into a new one.
During his photography thesis he has no option but to make an improvised camera stand, light box and spot light. I think he is very creative and genius hehe..
I found this DIY Custom Camera Mount tutorial in You Tube and I know for sure it can help him when he takes photos or videos.