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).

Wired Magazine Gets the RED Totally Wrong

I’d like to encourage everyone reading this to pick up a copy of this month’s Wired magazine (Sept. 2008, page 128) and read the article. Then…

RGB and the F23

RGB and the F23

The Sony F23 sees hues of colors I didn’t think a digital camera could see. Why? A while back I attended a demonstration of the Sony F23, courtesy…

The Swing of Things

The Swing of Things

I recently shot a museum project where the style required almost exclusive use of tilt/shift lenses. (We occasionally used a Zeiss 14mm prime, but that was rare.) It was…

Advice to a Camera Trainee

Advice to a Camera Trainee

A film student, who I’ve been mentoring, landed a job on a low-budget RED project as camera PA. He sent me an email saying he’s…

The Fine Art of Negotiating

I received a cryptic email the other day: “A director we’ve hired asked for you. Please tell us your rates and fees for a one day corporate…

Make the Entrance Pupil Your Friend

Make the Entrance Pupil Your Friend

I’m helping a friend build a three RED camera panoramic camera system that will shoot a 180 image, combining three 60 degree images in post. One of the…

Tip from the Trenches

I hate white balancing, and I try never to do it. If you must, here’s when and where to do it. In years past, when I’ve…

Wevi’s wobble but they don’t break up

Wevi’s wobble but they don’t break up

If I hadn’t seen it myself, I wouldn’t have believed it. I still don’t quite believe it. I just saw an on-camera HD…

Lighting diagrams for the Mac: Omnigraffle

Lighting diagrams for the Mac: Omnigraffle

I don’t have a lot of time to learn new software packages, so I tend to fall in with packages that don’t require me to read…

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…