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Filmtools: Motion Picture Equipment Resource Series.

Cameras

Here is the first in a series of videos we will be shooting on film resources. I got the idea 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

  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

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.

Quick Takes

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 and can be changed from 3200K to 5600K via a dimmer switch. This is a great feature in a small on camera light. It also has a battery indicator. This is another huge bonus with LED lights. They tend to flicker when the batteries...Read More

Why I Shoot. By Robin Schmidt

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How many times have you heard ‘I’m not in this for the money?’ – the stock response to why we bust out balls constantly for tiny wages. There are plenty of stock responses to the question of why we shoot and they tend to involve a fairly sugar-coated pick n mix of platitudes about creativity and collaboration. Not me. The reason I shoot? I honestly have no idea. All my life I’ve been successful...Read More

Why I Shoot. By: Ilya Polyakov

Cameras

Every now and then, it amuses me to break down filmmaking and examine the process from the outside...Read More

Why I Shoot. By: Chris Collins

Cameras

I can still remember the excitement I felt when I picked up a point and shoot film camera as a toddler. It took a few years before I realized how powerful that camera can be. I shoot because I learn something new every time. The collaborative process of bringing a vision to life is invaluable. My calling happens to be in camera. I love capturing the action, and I love being closest to it....Read More

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