Half Inch Rails Zip Tie Lens Gears For Ten Bucks!


I have been waiting for an inexpensive, almost disposable lens gear for some time. Sam Morgan Moore over at Half Inch Rails has announced a very nifty lens gear for around ten bucks each. We will be selling theme here in the states on Wide Open Camera. Stay tuned for more info. They are currently available in three sizes. Small, Medium and Large. Click here to check it out.Read More

Go Pro HD Hero LCD BacPac Monitor Quick Take Video.


The Go Pro BacPac LCD monitor is awesome. I can’t wait to get this bad boy on the camera. I wanted to get this out to the world as fast as possible. I shot this very quickly with the iPhone 4 and Owle Bubo setup. The LCD BacPac includes four backs for the waterproof housing. It has a small speaker and an on/off button. It plugs right into the back of the Go Pro...Read More



Last week I wrote about the Switronix Powerbase 70 and how useful it was on my trip to Hong Kong. One of the really handy aspects to this way of powering your camera is that it effectively gives you a unified solution to powering your accessories. If you’re a run and gun, audio into the camera, no lights, no monitor kind of shooter then you won’t care. If you’re like me and have all...Read More

Quick Take: Chrosziel Dv Balancer Hand Held Rig.


Here is a Quick Take video of the DV Balancer Rig from Chrosziel. At first we thought the belly bar on this hand held rig was somewhat goofy but after hooking it up to our new Panasonic AF100, we are willing to give it a second try. We finally got this camera and AKS hooked up and are going out tonight to shoot a few tests with it. In all honesty we are still...Read More

Dreaming In Austin. JAG35 Are Heading To SXSW.


DREAMING IN AUSTIN “A short documentary about just doing it.” By: Robin Schmidt Every year hundreds of film festivals take place all over the world bringing together filmmakers, fans, distributors and dealmakers. Festival acceptance is a crucial step in a filmmaker’s progress, a mark of quality that says ‘you’re good enough’. The better the festival the better the perception of you as a filmmaker. That’s how it’s always been. For as long as the...Read More



Okay, you know you need more batteries for your Canon DSLR video work. How much is an LP-e6 battery? Quite a lot as it turns out. How many do you need? Quite a lot as it turns out. Now what about charging them, how long does that take? Quite a long time as it happens, and probably one by one too. Now, I know what you’re thinking,” that Switronix Powerbase 70 looks cool but...Read More

Wide Open Camera & JAG35 Whistle Bait Trailer


There is nothing like grabbing a bunch of cameras and heading out on the town to shoot an original story. This past weekend I had the chance to shoot a very cool nightclub event called, The Whistle Bait. This is a monthly event put on JAG35’s Misa Garcia. “It’s where the 50’s meets the 60s.” Patrons show up to the Bordello club in downtown LA for a night of Rockabilly, dancing, and live burlesque....Read More

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