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.

Developing An Awareness of Color

Developing An Awareness of Color

Color awareness came slowly to me, but now I can’t escape it. Read on, and follow me down the rabbit hole. This article started out as an analysis…

Is the film industry dying? I respond to an article that says it is.

Is the film industry dying? I respond to an article that says it is.

An article at Adobe Spark says the film industry is spiraling into obscurity.  Do you agree? I encourage you to read it and then come back so we can chat…

The Panavision Millennium DXL: Light Iron and RED create a winning new look for large format cinematography

The Panavision Millennium DXL: Light Iron and RED create a winning new look for large format cinematography

My invitation to a mysterious press event was nearly one of the biggest surprise announcements of the year. That morning Panavision showed their new camera, the Millennium DXL, to the…

See Adam Wilt and I at CineGear

See Adam Wilt and I at CineGear

DSC Laboratories, makers of the finest camera and color calibration charts in the world, has hired fellow PVC writer Adam Wilt and I to demonstrate their wares at CineGear 2016…

How I Learned Composition at 12 Years of Age

How I Learned Composition at 12 Years of Age

At 12 years old I knew I wanted to look through cameras for a living. Thanks to Youtube, I’ve been able to take a look back at what…

A Response to The New Yorker’s Article on VR

A Response to The New Yorker’s Article on VR

The New Yorker recently published an article about virtual reality, and I felt the need to publish a response. I did so via the Cinematography Mailing List‘s VR…

The Future of Live-Action VR… is Still Well in the Future

The Future of Live-Action VR… is Still Well in the Future

VR technology is here…sorta. Storytelling, though, has taken a back seat to technology. That’s a big problem. Recently I attended the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR…

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…