This setup will allow you to film something low to ground such as a dog or a toddler. It takes about 2 minutes to setup and works pretty well. See build and demonstration video below. See footage at last step.
Step 1: Materials
Step 2: Attach Tripod Mount to Camera
Step 3: Attach Camera to Tripod
Step 4: Rotate Head of Tripod So That It Is 90 Degrees With Respect to the Legs
Step 5: Pull One of the Tripod Legs Up As Shown. Add Counter Balance Weights to the Other Two Legs
Step 6: Lift Tripod With Single Leg. Adjust Weights/extensions Until the Unit Is Balanced.