Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


A native of Northern California, Art Adams spent ten years in LA–first at film school and then working in the film industry. He started out as a camera assistant on low budget features and worked his way into spots, music videos, features, sitcoms and episodic television shows. He transitioned from assistant to operator to DP by the time he returned to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1993.

Currently Art focuses his energies on shooting spots and high end corporate productions, as well as special venue and blue/green screen projects. If you’d like the long version of his bio, please click here.

Art works quickly, efficiently, and pleasantly, and has a very dry sense of humor.


Element Labs: developed broad spectrum color profiles for the Kelvin Tile, originally distributed by Kino Flo but currently distributed by Gekko Lighting UK


Art-Adams-webInternational Cinematographers Guild, IATSE 600
Society of Camera Operators (SOC)
National Writers Union, UAW 1981
Cinematography Mailing List Steering and Ethics Committee (CML Grand Jury)


Currently a contributor to ProVideo Coalition; past articles were published in
American Cinematographer
Operating Cameraman Magazine
HD Video Pro Magazine
Film/Tape World

Marketing copywriter for Element Labs Kelvin Tile, 2006-2007


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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