Wooden Camera was founded in 2011 by Ryan & Elizabeth Schorman, a husband and wife team from Dallas, Texas. Ryan manages product development and Elizabeth, with an investment banking background, manages operations.
Ryan’s interest in film started as a teen when he began video taping skateboarding. After graduating from the University of North Texas with a business degree, he worked with several advertising agencies creating video content for magazines and TV commercials, while still pursuing freelance production on the side. Ryan was inspired by the RED Epic camera to create the first product, the A-Box, which adapts standard XLR to 3.5mm plugs. After fine tuning the manufacturing process, Wooden Camera began introducing more products with over 900 SKUs to date.
Wooden Camera's headquarters is in Dallas, Texas, where all of the design, engineering, assembly, QC, and shipping takes place. In 2015, Wooden Camera opened a retail store in Burbank, California to better serve the local film industry.
In September 2016, Wooden Camera joined the Vitec Corporation. Wooden Camera’s products provide a complement to many of the other Vitec brands.