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.

Go craaaaazy: fill from the key side!

Go craaaaazy: fill from the key side!

In a recent article I wrote about how I like to fill from the key side, and I’ve since received a couple of requests for an explanation of…

It’s still not the camera!

It’s still not the camera!

Today, on the CML-Basics list, someone posted that they liked the look of my recent HVX-200 projects so much that they were thinking of asking for an HVX…

Ooops, we did it again

Ooops, we did it again

Recently I wrote of a wildly successful music video shoot I did with the HVX-200. Well, we did it again. A few weeks ago I shot a music video…

RED Build 16: A Camera Whose Time Has Come

Ah, sweet 16. How I’ve waited for thee. Finally, a camera I can work with. It’s not perfect yet. Not by a long shot. There&#8217…

Dymo Discpainter, Part Deux

Dymo Discpainter, Part Deux

Wherein I use the Discpainter to print 70 DVDs, with reasonable results. This is what my current Discpainter-painted showreel looks like, minus the dust (added by my rarely used…

Untrustworthy

I just got fired from a job because the producer decided I was untrustworthy. Huh? I get a little nervous when my phone rings and the area code on the…

It’s not the budget, it’s where you put the camera!

It’s not the budget, it’s where you put the camera!

Equipment doesn’t make the image; people do. I proved this on a music video recently where we had more people than equipment. It’s been a while…

Dymo Discpainter: First Impressions

Dymo Discpainter: First Impressions

For quite a while I’ve used an Epson R320 printer to label my showreel DVDs, but the end of that era has come. I now own a Dymo…

The Compleat Idiot’s Guide to RED Post on a Budget

The Compleat Idiot’s Guide to RED Post on a Budget

This is by no means a definitive manual on how to post RED footage. Rather, this is how I managed to work with R3D footage while creating a spec spot…

The Debut: Wii Spec Spot, shot on RED, now online at PVC

Wii Spec Spot, 1k version Here it is, finally finished. Phew! Now I know why I’m not in post production. I’ll write a blog entry on…