Adam Smith

Camera / Steadicam / Drone / Gaffer

I’ve had the privilege of living vicariously through the camera for the past 30 years. The last 20 of them have been on a professional basis as a Cinematographer, Camera Op, Steadicam Op, Gaffer, and Drone Operator. At the age of 46 I have worked on everything except a scripted television series.

I am based in the Philadelphia region but have traveled nationwide for projects that have had worldwide distribution airing on countless networks.

My passion is in scripted content where I have taken on as a Cinematographer varied shorts that were all different genres (Civil War, Western, and Horror).

I’ve worked with thousands of personalities and companies including Under Armour, Uber, 76ers, O’Neill Surfing, Triton Submarines, Sikorsky Aircraft, Airstream Trailers, and The National Constitution Center.


Composing the right shot to help tell the story has always been a passion of mine. All of these tools on set help us achieve that; but most of all its the people we work with that help take it to the next level. Thats what I get excited about. It really does take a team to create a beautiful image that lends itself to the story.

My Philosophy

My passion lies in how to move the camera, how to frame an image, how to convey a feeling, and in turn how to move the audience and stir their emotions. Whether I am a one-man-band or I’m working on a set with dozens of people, it is my goal to convey the desired message and emotions with the tools I have on hand.

Every day I work on set is a new day and a new experience; a chance to learn something new through the eyes of the camera and the people I am working with; an opportunity to be a storyteller and captivate a new audience.