Art Adams

Art Adams - Director of Photography

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Cinematographer Art Adams shoots spots, visual effects, web/interactive/mobile and high-end marketing projects. His website is at http://www.artadamsdp.com.

Art has been published in HD Video Pro, American Cinematographer, Australian Cinematographer and Camera Operator Magazine He is a current member of the International Cinematographers Guild, a past member of the Society of Camera Operators (SOC), and an industry consultant and educator. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A Short History of Headroom, and How to Use It

A Short History of Headroom, and How to Use It

Years ago a meddling DP ruined my great shot. Here’s what I learned from that experience. I’d landed a job shooting part of an informercial on a beach…

Leaving Las Vegas: LED Lights and HDR at NAB

Leaving Las Vegas: LED Lights and HDR at NAB

I work a booth at NAB so I didn’t see a lot this year, but I saw enough. Here are a few things that stuck out during my…

Color Charts at NAB: See What You’re Missing

Color Charts at NAB: See What You’re Missing

Why am I hawking camera test charts at NAB? Because they reveal the secrets hidden inside every single camera made. Back when we used to shoot film, a gray card…

In Praise of Lens Flares

In Praise of Lens Flares

I never thought I’d type those words without something knife-like poking me in the back, but my new Apple TV helped change my mind. Years ago, when the…

The Secret Art of White Balancing

The Secret Art of White Balancing

In days of old, white balancing was easy. Now, like everything else, it’s gotten a lot more complex. Here’s why, with instructions to make it simple…

Cinematography Tips and Tricks: Cheap Zooms, Monitor Gamma, and Flicker

Cinematography Tips and Tricks: Cheap Zooms, Monitor Gamma, and Flicker

When I don’t have time to write a dedicated article I’m going to write one of these mini articles, where I wax eloquent about whatever happens…

Things you didn’t know about color matching lenses

Things you didn’t know about color matching lenses

Lens color hasn’t been on my radar until recently. I didn’t know how much I didn’t know until I took a closer look. Sometimes ignorance is bliss…

Day 28 – 28 Days of Cinematography Insights – Breaking into and making a living in the industry

Day 28 – 28 Days of Cinematography Insights – Breaking into and making a living in the industry

It feels like it’s tougher than ever to break into and make a living in this industry. Would you say that’s the case…

Day 27 – 28 Days of Cinematography Insights – Buying your own camera

Day 27 – 28 Days of Cinematography Insights – Buying your own camera

Does it makes sense for a cinematographer to have their own affordable camera which they probably wouldn’t use for a job, but would work for personal projects, or could…