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Interview With Digital Bolex Co-Founder Elle Schneider.

Cameras

We got to spend a little time with Elle Schneider, the co-founder of the brand new Digital Bolex D16 camera system. We wanted to meet with her and discuss the new camera, kickstarter and release dates. The Digital Bolex kickstarter project kicked some serious ass in the first few days. They surpassed their funding goal and are still open to donations. I wanted to meet with the people behind this exciting new camera system...Read More

Using Spec Spots to Land Real Jobs

Chris Collins / Production

By: Chris Collins Here at Wide Open Camera we like to take measures into our own hands.  That’s part of the reason I have been such a strong supporter of going out and shooting spec commercials as a means for mastering your craft.  Director Ilya Polyakov and I began shooting spec spots together about two years ago for a contest website called Poptent. These are the kind of run and gun shoots that we...Read More

Tweet To Win A Formatt Hitech Warm 2 Cool Filter.

Cameras

Here is a quick take on the Formatt Hitech Warm2Cool multi-stop filter. We try and do as much as possible in camera when allowed. This filter will work well to add that little bit of warmth or coolness to a scene. We will be giving away a 77mm size Warm2Cool filter to a lucky twitter follower. To win this filter simply follow @FormattHitech and tweet the following in quotes below. “Follow @FormattHitech via @wideopencamera...Read More

Production Breakdown A Guest Post By: Karol Escobar

Production

Karol Escobar will be joining the Wide Open Camera team for NAB 2012. Please welcome her to the WOC family! We have great expectations for her and are excited to get Karol out in the field!  I asked her to write a quick post to break down a simple commercial shoot. Here it is. Please comment on this post! Thanks The Life of a Commercial Shoot By: Karol Escobar You’ve jumped every hoop! Put out every...Read More

New Carl Zeiss 15mm f2.8 Announced. $2900 Smackers.

Cameras

Carl Zeiss Lenses announced the new 15mm f2.8 in Nikon (ZF) and Canon (ZE) mounts. The new super wide angle lens will be very useful for larger sensor cameras. We put our demo lens through some rough situations as you can see in the video. It is one of the sharpest wide angle lenses I have ever used. The new 15mm f2.8 is not cheap at around $2900 US. Here is the Press Release...Read More

Sony Announces A57 $699 Rebel Killer. 60fps At Full HD!

Cameras

Sony announced the new A57 DSLR that will knock out a stunning 60fps at 1920 X 1080 HD video. This is a great step forward for DSLR cameras. We can now expect higher frame rates for lower cost. The A57 street price is $699 body only. Here is a rip from the DP review post. “Sony’s original SLT models – the A55 and A33, showed the company was willing to try something different to...Read More

Digital Bolex Super 16mm Concept Camera. $2500

Cameras

I picked this up via Philip Bloom on Twitter. The Digital Bolex concept camera looks insanely awesome. They are running a kickstarter campaign and trying to raise 100K. The footage shown here is from a prototype model. Here is a rip from the kickstarter page. This looks like a really cool concept. I hope they can pull it off! “MILESTONES $100,000 is the bare minimum we need to produce the first batch of cameras....Read More

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