One of the reasons the DSLR community grew so fast was because there were no rules. There were no instructions in the manual on how to do it all so the community stepped in, the pioneers shared what they learned and quickly a guide for best practice was established. Now there are lots of guides on what to do and what not to do. I really hate that. I try and follow as much...Read More

Chris Collins Cinematography Reel

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Chris Collins is a cinematographer from New Jersey transplanted in Los Angeles. He has been working primarily on documentaries and commercialsRead More

New Addition To The WOC Crew: Ilya Polyakov


We have been working hard to expand Wide Open Camera into a full blown production company. Our newest crew member Ilya Polyakov is going to head up the “Hollywood” division of Wide Open Camera. A production arm of WOC “Motion & Stills”. Confused yet? Me Too. That’s why we brought on Ilya! So, please  help me to welcome him into the WOC family. Click here to check out some of his recent work. Here is...Read More



Factory Farmed by SFLTV I’m a firm believer in putting yourself under pressure as much as possible as a filmmaker. It’s fine knocking up detailed storyboards in your own time, shooting tests at weekends, in your own time, endlessly tweaking color correction, in your own time. But production just isn’t like that most of the time. It’s pressured, changeable and you ned to be able to adapt to whatever gets thrown at you, quickly...Read More

Screening Of “Someday Hero” At El Cid. April 6th, 2011. Be There!


“Someday Hero” directed by: Darcy Fray and shot by yours truly has been tied up in the Film Festival circuit for some time now. Finally we are able to show it to the general public at this special screening. The screening will be held at the El Cid Short Film Night April 6th, 2011 at 8pm. The film is about a boy who is abused by his father and grows up to be a...Read More

Wide Open Camera And Light Craft Workshop 3-Stop Polarizer Filter.


By: Jared Abrams This has been a dream of mine for some time now. To get my name on a product that will help cinematographers. I have been thinking about a 3-Stop Polarizer since the HDSLR cameras hit the street. The sweet spot for most of my outdoor photography has been a ND3 and Polarizer. Here is that combination in one sweet ass filter. This is a Multi-Coated Circular Polarizer with an additional ND3...Read More



I just took charge of the Ki Pro Mini, one of only 6 currently in circulation in the UK. Now, this is just the equivalent of Jared’s quick take videos so don’t expect anything earth-shattering just yet. For me, this little unit is the missing piece of the DSLR puzzle. If, and this is an almighty if, we can get a camera that will play out a clean HDMI signal (4:2:2 8bit would be...Read More

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