noun: The ouroboros often symbolizes self-reflexivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself, the eternal return, and other things such as the phoenix which operate in cycles that begin anew as soon as they end. It can also represent the idea of primordial unity related to something existing in or persisting from the beginning with such force or qualities it cannot be extinguished.

noun:  A space through which light passes in an optical or photographic instrument, especially the variable opening by which light enters a camera.

This Is Our Design - The Ouroboros Aperture Manifesto

Ouroboros Aperture is a collective of filmmakers and visual artists. Choosing Ouroboros as our namesake to eliminate stagnation in our ideas and our ambition and to inspire us to constantly recreate ourselves in new and unforeseen ways. The choice to capture content that provokes debate, thought, and emotion is what drives us.

We are Paul Thomas Anderson, not Paul W.S. Anderson.
We are Michael Haneke, not Michael Bay.
We measure success by the people we touch, not the money we make.
We are not here to reinvent the wheel, but to ride it.
We point the lens outward
in an attempt see inward.
And while it's a scary thought to create something and release into the world for mass consumption, 
we can't help ourselves- it's who we are, it's what we do.

Ouroboros is Constantly Consuming.
Ouroboros is Constantly Creating.