George Adams

George Adams career as a Director of Photography has spanned four decades. He has photographed eleven PBS documentaries including “Beyond Wall Street”, “Candle in the Wind” shot in Russia, “a.k.a. Creek: the Education of a Ghetto Schoolboy” shot in south-central LA, and American Masters “IM Pei: Building China Modern” shot, of course, in China. Dramatic television specials include “Christmas at Cadillac Jacks” airing on NBC, “Out of the Night”, “Lesson in Loving” and numerous other projects. Recent work has included cinematography for the new One World Trade Center visitors center, the Atlantis Shuttle Museum at the Kennedy Space Center, the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Ferrari World theme park in Abu Dhabi and the US Pavilion at the World Expo in South Korea. Adams has shot and edited many music videos, as well as commercial/industrial films for clients such as Lexus, Infiniti, Honda, Cadillac, Hitachi, Lucky, El Pollo Loco, Canon, Epson America etc. and direct response commercials and infomercials; shot on film, high-definition and 4K video.

Adams has a special love for films supporting non-profit organizations. Recent work has included the Orange County Rescue Mission, Mercy House, an orphanage in India, a fish camp in Alaska, the Global Day of Prayer in Fiji, Healing Heroes, Open Doors International, CRU and many others.

His films and videos have been selected for numerous awards including the Telly Award, the Golden Halo from the Southern California Motion Picture Council, Cindy Award from the Association of Visual Communicators, Wilbur Award from the Religious Public Relations Council and the Photographic Society of America award.

Adams brings to his work extensive experience working both domestically and internationally (Europe, Africa, Mid East, Russia, China, India, S.E. Asia, Indonesia, S. America, Fiji etc.), and a special ability to work with professional and non-professional talent to create dramatic sequences and programs.

After earning a B.A. in Communications (emphasis journalism) from Southern Adventist University, Adams worked as a film editor in New York. He then moved to California to work with a small production company, directing and editing over thirty television dramas, as well as numerous documentaries. Adams continued his education with graduate work in Cinema at the University of Southern California. He has taught non-linear editing at Chapman University and at Saddleback College, and has owned and operated Digital Cutting Room in Cypress, CA.

In 2010, after more than 30 years as an independent cinematographer, Adams joined Contexture International as Director of Photography.


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