Wide Open Camera Prep For Africa Shoot.


Chris Collins will be shooting his first feature film in Africa this Summer. We have been working with a few great companies to get all the gear required for such a massive shoot. We were fortunate enough to get Lenses from Zeiss, an XF105 from Canon, a slider from Kessler Crane, batteries from Switronix, support gear from Zacuto, tripods from Manfrotto, monitors from Marshall Electronics, LED lights and backpacks from ikan and everything else from Birns and Sawyer, Hollywood. Wide Open Camera is helping to produce this narritive documentary about the struggles that go down in a small village in Senagal, Africa. I will get the complete gear list up soon. Chris will be sending us updates from Africa all Summer long. Please voice your support here in the comments section. Thanks for all your support!
Here is the list of gear Chris is bringing to Africa.
21mm Zeiss Prime
35mm Zeiss Prime
50mm Zeiss Prime
100mm Zeiss Prime
Jag35 Straight Shoulder Rig
Zacuto Double Barrel Shoulder Rig
Redrock Micro Cheeseplate w/rods
Redrock Micro Camera baseplate
Redrock Micro Hotshoe to 15mm rod mount
Jag35 Cheeseplate w/rods
Jag35 Micro Camera baseplate
ikan iLED 312
ikan Battery Charger PN201
Sony Np-F960/F970 Batteries
Canon Battery Pack for XF105 BP-950G
Battery pack for NP-F550
Sony Travel charger
Rechargeabe AA Battery Charger
Rechargeable AA’s
Canon Battery charger LC-E6
Canon Battery Pack LP-E6
Canon Battery Charger CA-930
Switchronix Powerbase 70
Kessler Slider
ikan Backpack
Canon 7D
Canon 5D
Canon XF105
Zacuto EVF
Zacuto Z Finder
16gb SanDisk Compact Flash
Manfrotto Tripod 351MVB2
Manfrotto 501HDV Tripod Head
Manfrotto 536 Carbon Fiber Tripod
Manfrotto 504HDV Tripod Head
Sennheiser Bodypack Transmitter
Sennheiser Boom Receiver
Sennheiser Lav mics
1/8″ sound cables
XLR to 1/8″ sound cables
Blue Stinger
Zoom H4N
Manfrotto 494 Cardellini Ball Mount
Manfrotto 494 Ball Mount
HDMI Cables
Marshall P-tap to 5 volt power cable
Marshall V-LCD50-HDMI 5-inch monitor

Jared Abrams
Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  • http://twitter.com/designtherhino designtherhino

    Awesome, good luck, I am sure it will be an epic journey!  I will be also shooting this summer in Africa (Mozambique).

  • http://twitter.com/mrJEFFkatz Jeff Katz

    quality bunch of gear, for what looks to be an awesome month of shooting. I can’t wait to see the finished documentary down the line!

  • Goforjared

    Thanks for your support!

  • Goforjared

    For sure. We could not have done it without the help from our supporters! Thank you all so very much!

  • http://twitter.com/JDog23 Jordan

    Sweet, dig the reverse “un-boxing” video … now who took Chris to LAX with all this gear? lol

  • http://twitter.com/c2camera Chris Collins

    sweet man. good luck!

  • http://twitter.com/c2camera Chris Collins

    a very very good friend haha!

  • http://twitter.com/c2camera Chris Collins

    both jared and all of our sponsors absolutely killed it.  i am so thankful to have what i need to bring the right kind of production value to this project.  big thanks to everybody and especially to jared for being so supportive not only with the gear but with the guidance and friendship!

  • http://wideopencamera.com Jared Abrams

    Go get ’em Tiger!