Tweet To Win A Wide Open Camera 3-Stop Polarizer Filter.


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! ” We will announce the winner this Friday April 29th, 2011.Read More

Quick Take: ikan iLED 144 Dual Color On Camera Light Review.


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


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


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


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

Why I Shoot. By: Chris Marino


I have always been fascinated with cinema. Growing up I was fortunate to have a father that was more a movie buff than me. I was introduced to classic films very early on. Our VHS player got a lot of action, burning out copies of “The Natural” & “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


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

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