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).

“Conversation”: Anatomy of Another HD Spot

“Conversation”: Anatomy of Another HD Spot

This kind of spot is a natural for film–but we shot it on HD. And unless you’re looking very, very closely, you’ll never be…

I Decide: Anatomy of a No-Budget HD Spot

I Decide: Anatomy of a No-Budget HD Spot

This was the first project shot for California’s…

The Thorons: Anatomy of an HD Spot

The Thorons: Anatomy of an HD Spot

I shot this spot a few weeks ago and it hit the air in a big way on Sept. 22. Sam and Julia Thoron spoke directly to camera, and we…

Why “Exposing to the Right” Works on the RED

Why “Exposing to the Right” Works on the RED

There’s been a lot of talk about “exposing to the right” in the RED community: instead of relying solely on your meter, the idea is to…

RED Workflow Redux

RED Workflow Redux

I haven’t yet found a manual for working with RED footage. The methods that I’ve discovered have been cobbled together by searching through thousands of posts…

Too Much Data!

Too Much Data!

I’m going into a RED shoot this weekend and I’ve realized my hard drives are full. Now what? Also, while I have several portable bus-powered…

The Secret of P2 Slating

Yesterday I shot a political spot with Simon Sommerfeld, a friend who saved the day after I pitched the concept for this no-budget spot to an agency that then…

Rewiring Wired

I’ve spoken now with both the author of the Wired article and Jim Jannard and I’m convinced the technical errors in the article are simply a…

Composition Occurs in both Space and Time

Composition Occurs in both Space and Time

I first became aware of composition over time while watching the film The Hit. There’s a scene where two characters have a conversation while leaning against a car…

What Wired Didn’t Understand about Depth of Field

What Wired Didn’t Understand about Depth of Field

In the Sept. ’08 issue of Wired Magazine, in an article about the RED camera called “A Star is Born,” the author states that the difference in…