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    by Jared Abrams on 01 June 2011 with 6 Comments No one in this business is going to help you be heard or hold your hand along the way As a fairly fresh guy on the scene I was faced with the daunting task of how I let people know about me What do you do Hopefully you have learned some coping skills to get through the hard times because trust me there will be plenty of them Read More Cine Gear Expo June 3 4 2011 Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 31 May 2011 with No Comments Cine Gear Expo will be held at the Paramount back lot June 3rd 4th 2011 and is sure to be one of the best Expos of the year This is a great place to check out some of the new motion picture equipment that will help further our craft It is also a fantastic way to rub elbows with some of the creative minds of motion picture production Wide Open Camera will be there Read More How to Pay Your Crew Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 31 May 2011 with 5 Comments One of my favorite parts of producing is getting to pay my crew The film business is after all just that a business and being able to help people pay their bills feels pretty good Unfortunately since we so often time live in the independent world of spec ads passion projects and favors payment does not happen every day But we re not going to focus on those projects Today I d like to share some of my Read More 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

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    about departments as they re HODs You need strong collaborators of course and your ability to communicate with them Read More SHOOTING ON FILM Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 25 May 2011 with 3 Comments A few weeks back I went to the screening of Zacuto s huge Single Chip Camera Shootout in London hosted by Phil Bloom After the screening Phil kept us in the theatre to ask what we d taken from what we d seen The Sony F3 came out as the surprise package quickly followed by the Phantom which performed extraordinarily well What was surprising was how beat up and crap film looked in comparison to all the Read More Objectivity Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 23 May 2011 with No Comments I know that especially in this community the world of production seems to be moving more and more to the one man show approach And yes sometimes it s nice to keep the proverbial dicks out of the soup but as a director I really value having my people around me Read More Tweet to Win 3 Stop Polarizer from WOC Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 22 May 2011 with No Comments We re doing another filter giveaway We will be giving it away to a lucky Twitter follower To win this WOC LCW 77mm 3 Stop Polarizer filter all you have to do is tweet the following in quotes below Follow wideopencamera to win a 77mm 3 Stop Polarizer Please RT Thanks http tinyurl com 6brj6ar Read More The Dead Line Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 22 May 2011 with 2 Comments How do you call something picture locked that you ve been working on for two months As a creator when do you call something finished Read More

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    we have DSLRs to thank for removing the validity of this statement Never has the cause of great lensmakers like Zeiss the sharper the lens the more we re prepared to pay for it been so undermined by a vein of filmmaking in which what s out of focus is almost of greater value than what s in focus Bokeh bokeh Bollocks This whole issue Read More In case you missed it Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 17 May 2011 Are you an editor on a Final Cut Pro workflow Do you handle a lot of HDSLR footage Then the new Canon E1 EOS Log Transfer plug in should be your new best friend Read More When Short Film Won t Quit interview with Jacob Migicovsky Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 16 May 2011 with No Comments Jake was pregnant His man baby was a short film that ended up being titled Waiting For a Stranger The film is a 50 s period piece set in England in which a lonely woman Anne becomes intrigued in a murder that happens right under her nose This leads her into the world of an interesting and mysterious stranger which threatens to jeopardize her life as she knew it including her only joy her young son Read More Quick Take Kessler Crane Pocket Dolly Basic Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 16 May 2011 with No Comments Here is a Quick Take on the Kessler Crane Pocket Dolly This is a very simple but effective tool to add motion to your shots It is the smoothest slider I have ever used It is also very well made The crew over at Kessler does a fantastic job of machining They are also super responsive with their customers I highly recommend checking them

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    wrote about the opportunity presented by 48 hour film challenges and I was just about to embark on probably the largest one in Europe at least in terms of the numbers who entered and the prize on offer Vertigo films are a leading production company in the UK and the prize they d offered was a development deal for the winning film That s not a deal to produce obviously but Read More This Is Us A Film in Africa Stage 1 Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 12 May 2011 with 2 Comments The above video was shot by the children we are going to work with By Chris Collins One day out of the blue I received a phone call from an old high school friend He had seen me in one of the videos Jared and I had shot for Cinema 5d and he had questions about which camera to buy for a trip he was taking to Senegal West Africa I couldn t help Read More SOME SMART ADVICE Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 11 May 2011 with 1 Comment I have jonrawlinson to thank for spotting this one it s a statement that so clearly articulates the struggle of being a creative and it s even more appropriate these days when there are appear to be so many filmmakers happy to settle for the mediocre I see a lot of copycat filmmaking and I see a lot of copycat filmmakers being lauded for average work It bugs the hell out of me I always advise Read More It s a Rental A Production Experiment Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 10 May 2011 with 4 Comments Last week Jared posted about the new Zacuto Scorpion rig To give ourselves something fun to shoot for

    Original URL path: http://wideopencamera.com/blog/page/76/ (2016-02-16)
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    honest I switch off as soon as I see one of those debates rear its ugly head It always seems to descend into tubthumping amongst those whose time appears to be better spent talking than doing Twitter is murder for that It s one of the reasons I ve ceased posting on my own blog it was just Read More Filmtools Car Mount Technicolor Cinestyle BTS On Set Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 04 May 2011 with 1 Comment Here is a little Quick Take on set with the Filmtools three point suction cup car mount system This really is one of the best systems for smaller cameras like DSLR s It s only around 400 for the kit A good tip when using suction cups on cars use a little plastic wrap to prevent any marks from the suction cups We had a rental so we did not really care We also were trying Read More Zacuto Scorpion Rig BTS On Set Technicolor Cinestyle Night Test Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 03 May 2011 with 5 Comments We decided to create a little spec commercial to test out the new Zacuto Scorpion rig in the field We only had it for the weekend and wanted to test it in the field Technicolor also happened to drop the new Cinestyle Picture Style for the Canon 5D mark II So we decided to to check it out at night We also wanted to test out the Filmtools three point car mount We rented Read More When the plan fails Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 01 May 2011 with 5 Comments What do you do Panic Cry Point the blame Of course not A well prepared filmmaker has a plan for everything Because we all know that wasted time

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    when we were asked where to get all the cleaning supplies in our Lens Clean video Filmtools is one of the best resources for motion picture equipment in the world It is one of the few places where you can walk in and grab whatever you like right off the shelf The owner Stan Read More If It Moves Shoot It Tour With Sandy Puc May 2011 Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 26 April 2011 with 1 Comment It s almost time for me to hit the road with Sandy Puc and finally get out there and meet some of you all We will be hitting fifteen cities next month This is going to be one kick ass tour Sandy has been an inspiration to me and I can t wait to spend time with her and with all of you We will start off in Denver on May 10th and end up Read More Tweet To Win A Wide Open Camera 3 Stop Polarizer Filter Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 25 April 2011 with 5 Comments We have one sample filter left We will be giving it away to a lucky Twitter follower To win this WOC LCW 77mm 3 Stop Polarizer filter all you have to do is tweet the following in quotes below Follow wideopencamera to win a 77mm 3 Stop Polarizer Please RT Thanks http tinyurl com 6brj6ar We will announce the winner this Friday April 29th 2011 Read More Quick Take ikan iLED 144 Dual Color On Camera Light Review Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 25 April 2011 with 1 Comment Here is the new ikan iLED 144 on camera light It has a ton of features that make it a great all around pocket light The 144 iLED is Bi Color

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    Witness for the Prosecution Definitely not your typical titles that you would think a 12 year old would identify with It wasn t until I started driving Read More Why I Shoot By Jared Abrams Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 22 April 2011 with 13 Comments Here is a little video I shot of Patti the camera operator for Heli USA It was so refreshing to hear a voice that only cared about the task at hand and not the gear to make it possible It made me think seriously of what drives me to do what I do I decided to put this to the rest of the Wide Open Camera crew Why do we make films Here is Read More WE ARE SO SPOILT Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 21 April 2011 with 6 Comments Ten years ago a young El Skid was setting out teaching himself how to shoot direct and edit using a PD150 a bulbous plastic iMac and zero experience He learned that letterboxing his footage made it look better as did deinterlacing it Using the proc amp filter in FCP1 gave the footage a more contrasty interesting look The render times were horrific but the footage was elevated beyond the mundane and that was pretty Read More Zacuto EVF Review Quick Take and BTS On Set Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 20 April 2011 with 10 Comments Here is a Quick Take video on the new Zacuto Electronic View Finder is one of the best I have used and currently kills the competition The image rivals that of the Canon LCD The 90 degree HDMI cable is the best on the market We used it on set and it lasted all day on one Canon LP E6 battery We also beat

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    Comments I so want to use this camera for the hang gliding movie we are shooting This is one killer looking camera There is a 7 LCD on the back of the camera It has a built in hard drive and rocks at 720 FPS at 720P This is going to change the game for real There was no info on the fastec website just yet i ll try to get more info soon Hit up Read More NAB 2011 Litepanels New H2 Light 100W Draw With 1K Output Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 16 April 2011 with 2 Comments Here is the new High Output light from Litepanels When I first saw a still image of this light I was sure it would be massive It s not It is about the size of a briefcase and packs a serious punch It is quite heavy at 13lbs but that just makes it one solid piece of kit The retail price will be around 3500 US It should be available sometime in the Fall Read More NAB 2011 Super Secret Sony PMWF3 Project With Next Level Pictures Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 14 April 2011 with 1 Comment The Wide Open Camera crew decided to get some kick ass helicopter footage from HeliUSA for our intros for NAB 2011 It was only 99 for the ride and it made total sense to send the boys up in the air Khalid Mohtaseb and Jonathan Bregel from Next Level Pictures got word of this and approached me to help out with a super secret Sony PMWF3 project they were working on with Abel Cine Read More NAB 2011 Exclusive Action Crossbow Hand Held Slider Rig Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 14 April 2011 with 9 Comments Exclusive Look WideOpenCamera

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