About Adam Chesbrough
Hi, I'm Adam. Go ahead and learn a little bit about me.
So who am I. I am a twin and the son of the two most wonderful parents any set of twins could ask for. I grew up outside of Philadelphia and as of 2018 am back in Philadelphia (after a 10 year stint operating out of New York City) . Growing up, I ingested a heavy dose of film watching and digested the filmmaking process. I was was always wondering how they did this and how "they" made it look like that; to put it in cliched terminology, I was and still am an effervescent student of the arts.
Never without a still camera, I didn't get into video until canon released the first consumer HD digital video camera around 2005. Before this time everything was shot on tape and film. With tape, 60 minutes of footage took 60 minutes to get onto an underpowered computer; digital cut that time by 75%. With digital video, creating was able to move at the speed of my mind's eye. This was a turning point for me. Working in private equity at the time I purchased what I needed to learn the art of visual storytelling. Making videos with friends for a couple years I got to a point in 2009 when I was ready to make video production a professional pursuit.
It has been an eventful 9 years. I have developed a style all my own and have done work for some of the largest brands in the world (Sysco, TD Bank, and Patrón, to 'name drop' a few) as well as for some of the smallest. I produced large scale productions as well have worked as a one-man-band. I have the ability to produce, direct, shoot, and edit. Excelling in all of those roles makes my talents special; my ability to uniquely craft your story makes me the most proud; and combining these two attributes is what will make your video stand-out amongst the crowd.
So who am I? I am a son, brother, athlete, dog father, traveler, artist that is interested in making your brand grow through the visual arts. I look forward to speaking with you about your goals and how myself and my team can make them happen.
The industry today
The landscape of visual media changes every day. You look at what your peers are doing and you might think that you need a 3D drone timelapsed animated sequence posted to your snapchat, instagram, pinterest and streamed live on facebook to all ipad, iphones, androids. Maybe you do and maybe that is ridiculous. That fact of the matter is that I will examine all of the different avenues to bring your brand to life.
Director of Photography, Shooter
Name dropping time: We have created content/worked with some of the largest and most recognizable brands within the world: TD Bank, Royal Atlantis, JG Blackbook, Gavel & Grand, Bobby Flay, Tiffany & Co. to proudly name a few. As you can see, the fields in which we work ranges from finance and travel to fashion and the culinary arts.
We have worked with all camera systems from Red, Blackmagic, Canon C300/C100, and all the DSLR's. Owned equipment is as follows:
- Sony A7sii
- Atomos Ninja Assasin 4K
- sony 16-35 2.8 GM, Canon 17mm F/4, Canon 24-70 f/2.8L mii, Canon 50L 1.2, Canon 135 f2, Canon 200mm f/4 macro.
- DJI Mavic Pro
- Rhino Slider Evo Pro (Motion and Arc)
- 2x Sennheiser G3 wireless lav (x2) with Sanken COS-11D
- Audio Technica AT899 wired lav
- Sachtler/Miller, Gitzo support systems
- Interview 3 point light kit
- All the fixins'
- Premiere Pro CC
- Photoshop CC
- Lightroom CC
- Adobe After Effects CC
- Adobe Acrobat DX