Art Adams - Director of Photography

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.

Defining “The Cinematic Look”

Defining “The Cinematic Look”

Many of us talk about “the cinematic look” without defining what it is. Here’s my take. For a Mother’s Day outing, my spouse, in-laws and I went…

Lenses: My Likes, Dislikes, and the Return of the Cooke Speed Panchro

Lenses: My Likes, Dislikes, and the Return of the Cooke Speed Panchro

Every lens has a feel and a purpose. Some reproduce the world perfectly, some imperfectly. They all have their place, but I have come to appreciate “imperfect” over…

A Guide to Shooting HDR TV: Day 6, “How the Audience Will See Your Work”

A Guide to Shooting HDR TV: Day 6, “How the Audience Will See Your Work”

This is the sixth installment of a six-part HDR “survival guide.” Over the course of this series, I hope to impart enough wisdom to help you navigate your first…

A Guide to Shooting HDR TV: Day 5, “The Technical Side of HDR”

A Guide to Shooting HDR TV: Day 5, “The Technical Side of HDR”

This is the fifth installment of a six-part HDR “survival guide.” Over the course of this series, I hope to impart enough wisdom to help you navigate your first…

A Guide to Shooting HDR TV: Day 4, “Artistic Considerations”

A Guide to Shooting HDR TV: Day 4, “Artistic Considerations”

This is the fourth installment of six-part HDR “survival guide.” Over the course of this series, I hope to impart enough wisdom to help you navigate your first HDR…

A Guide to Shooting HDR TV, Day 3: “Monitor Considerations”

A Guide to Shooting HDR TV, Day 3: “Monitor Considerations”

This is the third installment of a six-part HDR “survival guide.” Over the course of this five-part series, I hope to impart enough wisdom to help you navigate…

A Guide to Shooting HDR TV: Day 2, “On Set with HDR”

A Guide to Shooting HDR TV: Day 2, “On Set with HDR”

This is the second installment of a six-part HDR “survival guide.” Over the course of this series, I hope to impart enough wisdom to help you navigate your first…

A Guide to Shooting HDR TV: Day 1, “What is HDR TV?”

A Guide to Shooting HDR TV: Day 1, “What is HDR TV?”

This is the first installment of a six-part HDR “survival guide.” Over the course of this series, I hope to impart enough wisdom to help you navigate…

Cooke Anamorphic Lenses Bring Class and Character to a Clean Digital World

Cooke Anamorphic Lenses Bring Class and Character to a Clean Digital World

I remember the first time I worked in anamorphic. I’d landed a job as “A” camera operator on a feature film’s additional photography unit…

Three Variations on Lighting a Single Shot Commercial

Three Variations on Lighting a Single Shot Commercial

I love a challenge, as that’s when I get to do my best work. One of these spots was easy, one was moderately difficult, and one was hard…

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