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Sony Nex 5N ECM-SST1 Stereo Mic Test.

Cameras / Jared Abrams

Here is a little quick audio test we did with Hazel Estrella, one of our models for our Sony Nex 5N test shoot. The built in camera mic is really bad. The Sony ECM-SST1 seemed like it might be a little better. There are no other options for on camera sound. Stupid Sony Mount. It’s not the greatest mic but will work in a pinch. I picked mine up at B&H for around $90,...Read More

Sony Nex 5N And Two Hot Models.

Cameras / Jared Abrams

We wanted to have a little fun with our camera tests and getting really hot models in bikinis seemed like a great way to do it. On a whim I decided to test the new SonyNex5N with a few models. I booked four different models with various skin types from Model Mayhem. Only two made it to the party. Rather than scrap the test we decided to make the best of the situation and...Read More

12 Essential Set Etiquette Tips. Mastering Film.

Cameras / Jared Abrams

  A good film set is like a well-oiled machine. All of the parts must work together for everything to go properly. Set procedure and etiquette are very important components in keeping the train moving. Here are a few tips that I have picked up along the way. These are primarily geared towards the camera department; however, they should work well for other departments as well. Here is one. The rest can be found...Read More

Sony Nex5N First Thoughts. It’s A Toy.

Cameras / Jared Abrams

We have been re-tooling our camera systems here at Wide Open Camera the past two months over to mostly Sony cameras. We have the F3, just ordered the FS100 and got the Nex5N yesterday. My first impressions of the Sony Nex5N are not the best. It seems very delicate. There is no real Hot Shoe mount and it has the most annoying interface with “Happy Time” icons. The flip out screen looks like it...Read More

HOW TO MAKE MONEY AS A FILMMAKER

@MNS1974

I often write tongue in cheek posts on here, not taking things too seriously. But this piece is an exception. Work. What’s that all about then? Following this community for the last two years I’ve been struck by how polar it is. There’s the so-called pros who earn a living from cameras or production in some form and there’s the humble hobbyists, their eyes opened to the possibilities of this fun new world and...Read More

Kickstarter Day Three. Oh, What A Feeling!

The Board Of Education

I have to admit that I am very impressed with how quickly Kickstarter has responded to “The Board Of Education Doc” application. I have received daily updates from them and really “feel” like they care about this project. I might just be naïve but they have done a great job here and I am happy to announce that…. We are in! Now, visualize me jumping up and down. I am very excited to get this...Read More

Basic Data Management With Evan Luzi From The Black & Blue.

Jared Abrams / Just the Cut

I picked this up via Visionwrangler on Twitter. This is a very basic data management video from Even Luzi of  The Black and Blue website. There is a ton of good info here. I try my best to stay away from this position but like Evan says ” but every once in awhile a job comes up that, you know, the price is right, the hours are right, so I go ahead and take...Read More

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