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  • Looking Ahead To Twenty Eleven. Thank You All So Much! « Wide Open Camera
    will make due with the gear I have If I have learned anything this past year it s patience We are also very committed to two very special projects The first is our commitment to build a well with Charity Water The second is a project to get digital cameras in the hands of underprivileged kids I will post more about this one soon We now have a vibrant community of supportive filmmakers all connected throughout the world We also have great venues such as Vimeo and You Tube to display our work effectively This truly is a revolution in the making I think the HDSLR community will be seen as the foundation of the next generation of filmmakers In no way shape or form could I have done any of this without my main man Chris Collins He is the man behind the scenes ALL of the time San Francisco hipster Chris Marino has been a great contributer as well There is no way to thank everyone individually Your support has given me unprecedented access to the inside world of the business I cannot thank you enough Jared Abrams Visit My Website View My Other Posts Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood California After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography He just happened to be in the right place at the right time Related Posts AJA KI PRO MINI ON MY DESK Posted on 24 March 2011 Hot Rod Cameras 7D PL Short Test Posted on 13 December 2010 NAB Show 2013 Wide Open Camera Coverage Get Your Fix Here Posted on 09 April 2013 Funny Parody Demo Review Of Canon

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  • ZOOMS VS PRIMES: DAMMIT. « Wide Open Camera
    we currently experience And that s good news as it will help crystallise that tricky decision of what type of lens to get for your camera If you re buying a traditional video camera you ll normally be given a fixed lens that goes from decently wide probably around a 35mm equivalent to around a 135mm but this depends hugely on which camera and which manufacturer The current Canon XF305 has a beautifully long zoom and a very decent piece of glass but the chip is small For us DSLR shooters life s a lot more complicated To emulate that kind of range you need not one but two zooms for example the 24 70L f2 8 and the 70 200L f2 8 ISand suddenly you re down a stack of cash Of course there s also the Tokina 28 80 or the Canon 24 105 f4 which are in the first case cheaper and in the latter case longer but slower Zoom lenses give you flexibility but they are cumbersome to use for video and in the case of the 24 70L often the lens extends as you zoom making matteboxes stabilisers etc a pain to use Primes are very inflexible but will deliver a better quality of image noticeably so and will actually change your shooting style completely which is not necessarily a bad thing You will also find the close focus on primes to be pretty limited as well unless they have a macro The 24 70L can focus up to around 12inches or so which is handy Zeiss 50mm prime It s at once the great joy and the great pain of DSLR video that there s really no one best solution for anything We all have to find our own version of a best solution for pretty much everything viewfinder vs monitor zoom vs prime handheld vs tripod But that s okay My advice would be to buy one trusty zoom lens then build out from there Primes can be picked up cheap if you go for vintage glass like the old Contax Zeiss primes and in certain situations they can get you out of hole when you re struggling for light Initially you need a lens which will give you the most bang for your buck and that will always be a zoom lens but gradually it s really useful to start building a kit of primes for those moments when you have a little bit more time and want to deliver something that bit better For me having a great 50mm lens is essential for shooting interviews so that was the next lens I bought I also truly believe you can never have too wide a lens and my Tokina 11 16 gets a lot of use I now have a 24 70 and a 70 200 which both get a lot of use but I would dearly love a 100mm macro a 35mm and an 85mm I shoot a lot of documentary

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  • Top Ten HDSLR Gear List. « Wide Open Camera
    The False Color feature is a lifesaver 8 Zacuto Z Finder Pro The 2 5X and 3X are killer The frame stays on under the worst conditions It is also fogless This feature cannot be beat A must have for hand held work 9 Litepanels MicroPro You have to have some kind of small travel light This fits the bill perfectly We have beat the crap out of the two we have and they keep on working 10 LCW MK II Filter We sell them and we use them all the time The Native ISO s demand some kind of ND filter This is an all in one solution Jared Abrams Visit My Website View My Other Posts Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood California After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography He just happened to be in the right place at the right time Related Posts The Visualmakers Trailer Posted on 15 May 2011 Red Dragon s Pro I O s and Meizler Module s Oh My Posted on 16 August 2012 New Marshall Electronics Lineup 5 6 7 and 9 Monitors Dance To The Beat Posted on 26 October 2012 Really Cool Designed and Made Moco Wooden Dolly For 599 US Posted on 25 February 2012 KEH Camera Six Month Warranty On Used Gear Posted on 31 October 2011 NAB 2011 Wide Open Camera Ruige Monitors Posted on 12 April 2011 http YourWebsite Brent Where do you recommend purchasing GOOD used lenses http wideopencamera com Jared Abrams http www keh com has some good deals on used lenses Thanks Jared http YourWebsite Darryl Gregory Nice post Jared Very informative But I have somethings to add 1 Although the Zeiss ZE 50mm f1 4 would be my first choice If I were to want all Zeiss lenses for the purpose of Color Contrast But the Sigma 50mm f 1 4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon is sharper 2 The Redrock Micro Field Cinema Bundle is over priced at 1 204 50 When All you need is the Redrock Micro microshoulderMount Deluxe Bundle at 568 00 With the flat Offset accessory kit at 179 00 and the Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate 501PL at 51 90 this setup it s inline with a Zacuto Z Finder and or a Monitor they only difference is the weights and the OVER PRICED micro DSLR Baseplate that I see as unnecessary 3 Marshall 5 HDMI monitor Comes in a slow second place over the SmallHD DP6 for the 5DMKII and other Cameras that down rez to SD during record period No Further discussion here 4 Litepanels MicroPro is WAY OVER PRICED and they break easily Save money and get a 160 LED from china for under 60 they work great I own 5 there that good Well this is

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  • Lets Hang Out Together. Going On Tour With Sandy Puc’ May 2011. « Wide Open Camera
    then and we will break that down for sure as well as a ton of support gear and accessories This is going to be one awesome tour I am so excited to connect with all of the cool people out there who are passionate about crafting images both motion and still We are going to break it all down and make it seem so simple Viva La Revolution Here are some of the Dates and Locations of the show it is going to be one kick ass event I will be donating 20 of all of my Personal Proceeds to Charity Water Let s build a well together Use Discount Code VID11 For 20 Off The Ticket Price Click Here To Register Location Date Denver CO May 10 2011 Minneapolis MN May 11 2011 Chicago IL May 12 2011 Columbus OH May 13 2011 Philadelphia PA May 15 2011 Baltimore MD May 16 2011 Atlanta GA May 18 2011 Houston TX May 19 2011 Dallas TX May 20 2011 Phoenix AZ May 22 2011 Los Angeles CA May 23 2011 San Francisco CA May 24 2011 Sacramento CA May 26 2011 Seattle WA May 27 2011 Jared Abrams Visit My Website View My Other Posts Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood California After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography He just happened to be in the right place at the right time Related Posts The Digital Bolex First Look Footage DOWNLOAD FOOTAGE UPDATE Posted on 12 August 2013 5DtoRGB Update v1 53 Posted on 22 August 2011 Kick Start This Brother s Ass Into Production Man child Posted on 25 August 2011

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  • Hot Rod Cameras 7D-PL Short Test « Wide Open Camera
    baseplate with their follow focus I also used my Switronix Powerbase 70 and a Marshall 7 HDMI The only ND filters I could get my hands on so quickly were 4 5 85ND s No big deal I just white balanced the camera for 3200K Have a look at the short videos we shot today Cheers Jared Abrams Visit My Website View My Other Posts Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood California After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography He just happened to be in the right place at the right time Related Posts The importance of being agnostic with cameras Posted on 27 January 2012 7 Tips On Double Bookings And Client Etiquette Posted on 03 February 2012 Arri Makes a Baby Alexa Introducing the Alexa HD Posted on 01 July 2013 Objectivity Posted on 23 May 2011 Canon Announces 5D Mark III 3499 Hands On Video Sample Footage Posted on 01 March 2012 Wide Open Camera Studio BTS Posted on 14 June 2011 Sponsors Projects New Product Recent Posts Four

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  • The 90 Minute Lunch – Short Film Behind the Scenes « Wide Open Camera
    knew that HDSLR was the choice As I mentioned in a previous post they are perfect for the low budget film that needs to move fast between setups The Canon 5D Mk2 was the camera of choice Now what about lenses I own some Canon L glass and they are great all round lenses That was until I got my hands on some Zeiss glass Wow Talk about an about face on my perceptions of Canon lenses The Zeiss are hands down the best engineered most consistent and sharpest lenses I have ever used on a HDSLR We used the Zeiss ZE lenses in 21 50 85 and 100mm focal lengths It s no wonder that Zeiss lenses have that look we associate with cinema Over the course of filmmaking history the majority of feature films have been lensed with some form of Zeiss glass A huge thanks to Richard Schleuning from Zeiss for providing the lenses for the film Camera support I knew that we would be moving between setups fairly quickly so the fact of dealing with a tripod did not appeal to me I know that I wanted to use a shoulder rig in a type of ENG application for quick camera placement My friend Jared Abrams is really the one who came up with the perfect solution to that type of shooting on a HDSLR With his craftiness he created the JA Edition RedRock Micro RRM rig that we used for the film It is basically a modified Eye Spy Deluxe rig with another hand grip top handle and the vertical counterweight solution from RRM Solid Period With any lens that I used it was comfortable almost infinitely adjustable and allowed ease of mounting other accessories such as the Switronix power solution for the Canon HDSLRs Thanks so much to Brian Valente of RedRock Micro for diving into the parts bin and providing the shoulder rig and follow focus I have to thank my crew for making this all happen the way I wanted it go Joe Mesiano and Dennis Abernathy co directed the film brilliantly With Joe working with me on the technical aesthetics and Dennis working with the actors it was a great concert My 1st AC Brian Troy BrianTroyFilms completely killed it pulling focus on tough shots and never skipping a beat with me Also he did operate some shots with A camera as well as shoot B cam Top notch guy that anyone would happy to have as their first My 2nd AC Kira Titanium Bones MacAlpine kmacapline made sure that the slates were covered data wrangled and just was a juggernaut of help on set Again another completely reliable person to have around I d have her again in a heartbeat Our gaffer was a friend of Brian Troy s Pat Flanagan One of scenes in a bar could not have been made without him He knew exactly what was I was thinking in terms of lighting and just went for

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  • Admiral Radley Music Video BTS. « Wide Open Camera
    because I was dancing before the BTS shoot My main man Chris Collins thought you all would dig the little jig I did for camera Thanks for checking it out Jared Abrams Visit My Website View My Other Posts Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood California After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography He just happened to be in the right place at the right time Related Posts Accounting Tips From Michelle Brown Shoot Invoice Get Paid Posted on 20 January 2012 10 Reasons To Stay Away From The Film Business Posted on 25 February 2011 Wide Open Camera Prep For Africa Shoot Posted on 05 July 2011 First Look Schneider Xenon Full Frame Prime Lenses Wide Open Camera NAB 2013 Posted on 03 April 2013 Sony HDR AS15 Action Cam POV Test 120 fps Gaff Taped To A Boxing Glove Posted on 18 October 2012 First Look LCW Helmsman USB Follow Focus For Canon DSLR Cameras Posted on 07 August 2011 Sponsors Projects New Product Recent Posts Four Foot Soft Light

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  • Quick Take: Lens Test Canon Vs. Tokina. « Wide Open Camera
    sharper than the Tokinas The Tokina had a cooler blue looking lens flare to my eye where the Canon was much warmer yellow Jared Abrams Visit My Website View My Other Posts Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood California After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography He just happened to be in the right place at the right time Related Posts Kuler Real World Color Sampling from Adobe Posted on 13 June 2013 Rode Announces Wireless Filmmaker Kit For Under 400 US Posted on 21 January 2015 Swivit Pro GoPro 360 Degree Mount 25 US Posted on 13 October 2014 Atomos Announces New Pro Line Of HDMI Cables HDMI Protocol Free Download Posted on 05 August 2014 RØDE Rockumentary 25K Film Competition Posted on 02 July 2012 Arri Announces New Alexa Mini 4K Camera 35K US Estimated Price Posted on 24 February 2015 Pingback TOKINA 80 200 MM Electronics Find Sponsors Projects New Product Recent Posts Four Foot Soft Light Wand By Michael Sutton DIY Under 70 Red Announces Red Raven A

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