Turns out it's a good way to record videos, so I went ahead and ordered one. Here it is on my workspace
I'm very hopeful this will do what I hope it will -
there's plenty of room for me to work without the iPad/iphone blocking my view of what I'm trying to paint.
The only thing to do now is to try recording a video.
(here's just a little 'tester', I'm removing masking tape, riveting stuff I know, but I have to start somewhere - for some reason my hands are flapping about to begin with, sorry about that!)
(many thanks to Judy Coleman for her advice
about this iPad/iphone Stand).