Art Adams is a cinema lens specialist at ARRI, Inc. Before that, he was a freelance cinematographer for 26 years. You can see his work at http://www.artadamsdp.com.

Art has been published in HD Video Pro, American Cinematographer, Australian Cinematographer and Camera Operator magazines, and has written for ProVideo Coalition since its inception. He is an active member of the International Cinematographers Guild and a former member of the Society of Camera Operators (SOC).

Even Rembrandt Sang the Blues

The following was translated from a little known parchment relating to a discussion between Rembrandt and one of his many patrons: Patron: “You’re killing me, Remmy baby…

Lighting Advice for Budding DPs

Lighting Advice for Budding DPs

Not long ago a student asked me a question that on its surface seemed very simple: “How do DPs approach lighting a set?” I’ve spent a…

My First Shoot with the Sony F35

About a week and a half ago I received an email from Leigh Blicher, partner at Videofax in San Francisco. “Just wanted to let you know our F35 has…

The RED Outdoors

This spot was part of a web campaign for California’s No on Prop 8 campaign. In my previous article I wrote about another No on Prop 8 that…

Lighting Simply for the RED

Lighting Simply for the RED

A while back I posted a Quicktime movie of this project, shot for the California “No on Prop 8” campaign. At the time I promised that lighting diagrams…

The RED Camera and Green Screen

The RED Camera and Green Screen

After working in this business a while (this year was 21 for me) I find that I don’t worry about venturing into the unknown. And three weeks ago…

More Fun with RED

More Fun with RED

I just finished a four day shoot for solar energy company Sunpower where we used the RED for three days of location shooting and one day of green screen. More…

What I’ve learned about the RED in the last three days

What I’ve learned about the RED in the last three days

Tomorrow I finish a project that has shot for three days already on the RED, build 16. Here’s what I’ve learned and discovered: I’m…

The HVX-200 Strikes Again

The HVX-200 Strikes Again

A while back I wrote an article about a spec shoot I did promoting an as-yet unfunded motion picture project. For various reasons the project wasn’t finished…

No on Prop 8 (California) — shot on RED

I’ll revisit this next week when I have more time to write (I’m about to go into a four day RED project that will shoot over…