Choose what part of your scene you want to focus on, and build your setup around that. Since you’ll shooting up close, the depth of field will be shallow so everything that you want to be in focus should be on the same line.
Think about your light source
When setting up, think about what light sources you have to hand. If you don’t have a flashgun and TTL cord, do you have a large daylight balanced lamp you could use? What about a large window that you could set up next to?
Set up Danbo's skateboard trick
To suspend Danbo in mid-air, use gaffer tape and bamboo skewers to secure him to a lighting stand or something similar. For his skateboard, use Blu-tack and bamboo skewers, making sure to keep it as small and discreet as possible for when you edit it out later. When composing your shot, try and keep your light bamboo skewers in front of a darker background - the contrast will really help when it comes to editing.
Focus your camera
Since you’ll be focusing on very small details, live view will really help out here. Using your camera’s live view, zoom in as far as you can on the part of your scene that you want in focus and then manually focus your camera.
Set up your camera
Set your camera to manual exposure and aim for a large aperture. Set your shutter speed and ISO to get a good exposure
Connect your Triggertrap Mobile kit to your camera’s cable release port. Plug the other end into the headphone jack on your smartdevice. If you're not sure how to set Triggertrap Mobile up, check out our tutorial here. Open up the Sound Sensor on the Triggertrap app, and adjust the sound sensitivity threshold. You can test the sensitivity by clapping your hands.