New York City-Based Video Production Company

Open Sea Studios

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Cinematography

We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse our most recent projects below.

We fire proton torpedoes, sail the open seas and build time machines in our spare time.

Our Business

We are filmmakers who shoot projects for rebels who tell it like it is and want art.

We’re fascinated with the idea of the future. What is next? What is out there just waiting for us to discover. Sometimes the best answer comes from looking at our past. Understanding how we arrived at our present is an exciting way to predict where we’re going. Wedding films are evidence of the past, a little slice of life as it was. Our task as filmmakers is to create an account of life that is authentic and inspiring. We sell time travel. Who do you want in charge of preserving you and your business’ history and allowing your clients insight into the future? Let us help you accomplish your goals.  We are Open Sea Studios.  The clients that we ally with are those who appreciate and share our core values:

Authenticity:

Artistry:

Adventure:

We want to work with clients that let us tell their true story. In every aspect of the process of filmmaking authenticity is important because it removes barriers. By representing your brands and companies with honesty and integrity your videos will attract the clients who align with your true values and interests.
First and foremost we are artists. We want to create the best film possible but can only do so when you give us complete creative control. Trust us to interpret your story and then use our skill as artists to craft a film that we are proud of. As Filmmakers we are very serious about channelling styles of minimalism, simplicity, purity and modernism into a complex and engaging film.
We want to work with people who have a thirst for an adventurous life; those who take risks. The black sheep, the pioneers and the dreamers are the people we want to work with. We want to create an alliance with the rebellious on their quest to see the world differently, try new things and find the beauty in everyday life.
Kraig Adams

Kraig Adams

Owner-Cinematographer-Editor View Details
Mike Giardino

Mike Giardino

Assistant Camera View Details
Tyler Bastianson

Tyler Bastianson

Assistant Camera View Details
Kraig Adams

Kraig Adams

Owner-Cinematographer-Editor

I’m a filmmaker inspired by the magic of movies.

Capturing moments through cinematography has always been a part of my life. From directing home videos with my friends while growing up in Bloomfield, NY, to later studying Television and Film Arts for my undergraduate degree at Buffalo State College, it is clear that my childhood hobby has grown into a profession. I shot my first wedding for my former high school art teacher Amy Wylot in July of 2009. Since then, Kadams Media has grown substantially, allowing myself and my team to shoot genuinely unique moments in the lives of our clients, building relationships while preserving their memories for a lifetime. Other than shooting weddings I enjoy working on larger crews and film sets as a director of photography. I just moved to New York City and plan to work and live here for a couple of years. If I can make it here, I hear I can make it anywhere.

Mike Giardino

Mike Giardino

Assistant Camera

I’m an artisan who loves crafting unique stories.

I started making stop-motion Lego movies when I was about 12. It transitioned into family home movies and when I was 13 I was asked to film my first wedding. While editing that first wedding I realized I really enjoyed the idea of storytelling through film and visual media. When I found I could combine my techy, geeky side with my love for stories, I was sold on the idea of pursuing a career in film production. When it came time for me to start thinking about college I talked to a lot of people about film school and if I should go. Basically the conclusion from several people who went to film school or didn’t was that if I wanted to work for a big motion pictures studio then I should go to film school. But if I just wanted to do films of any kind I should just get busy at it. One local film maker said it best: “You can either spend $150,000 on film school or $150,000 on equipment. Either way you have to learn the process by just getting on the field and doing it.” So that’s where I am now. I produce small business and corporate films, weddings, artisan pieces and short films. I love what I do and hope to grow my craft in the years to come.

Tyler Bastianson

Tyler Bastianson

Assistant Camera

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