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Adam Tam joins Immersive Museums!

September 23, 2010
Adam Tam

Adam Tam

Adam Tam, expert cinematographer, joins us in Immersive Museums this week. Adam has extensive experiences in all aspects of  camera and film production processes and he able to extend this knowledge to the LadyBug 3. We are very fortunate to be able to access Adam’s knowledge through the coming weeks as we prepare and shoot our intangible heritage panormic movies. A brief curriculum vitae below gives you some introduce to his wide range of skills and interests. Welcome Adam!

Curriculum Vitae

Adam Tam began to express his talent in arts as an oil painter 24 years ago. He studied at the University Paris 7 – Jussieu and experienced his life in Paris where his sense of arts was further uncovered.

Since his childhood, Adam was immersed in the movie industry. He drew great inspiration from the new breed of worldwide filmmakers such as Akira Kurosawa.  After his return to Hong Kong, his hometown, he desperately put his footprint into the movie industry. Started from a lighting designer and finally climbed his ladder as a well-known director of cinematographer, Adam has been consistently presented to the industry not only his artistic sense and creativity, also his good interpersonal skills as well as strong leadership.

Given his growing reputation, he was invited to participate some of the best film makers in the world such as Jackie Chan, Wong Kar-Wai, Yun Woo-Ping, Sammo Hung, Derek Yee, Yonfan, Chow Yun-Fat, Maggie Cheung, Stephen Chow, Donnie Yen, Chimg Siu Tung, Yuen Biao to name a few.

Just to mention a few of Adam’s successes in the local box officeAll’s Well End’s Well 1997 家有喜事1997 (HK$49M/HK), and C’est La Vie, Mon Cheri 新不了情 (HK$30M/HK). Not limited to the local production successes, he also spread his seed to the global marketsThe Medallion (US, Europe, Asia), Operation Condor I & II (US, Europe, Asia), Iron Monkey (US, Asia), Ashes of Time (aka Dung Che Sai Duk) 東邪西毒 (France, Asia) and many others in Japan and South-East Asia.

In addition, Adam is also one of the high-definition (HD) technology pioneers in Hong Kong. He was the director of “High-Definition Workshop” and helped to raised funds from the government. The 3-year workshops bought to the Hong Kong movie industry the latest technologies and the development of advanced equipment which include but not limited to Discreet ® Lustre ®, Panasonic Varicam, ARRI D-20, and Panavision. He is also one of the first director of photographers to shoot a feature film in HD.

With the expertise in advertising production and strong sense of market trend, Adam set up his own advertising company specializes in above-the-line marketing productions. It is no doubt that his clients gave him lots of compliments and sound creditably feedback as a result of his persistence in high quality production and meeting customers’ expectations.  “Super Warm” was one of the significant commercial succeed in boosting an incredible sales volume when Hong Kong economy was in recession few years ago.

Due to his keen enthusiasm for charity and well recognitions in the movies industry, he was elected as the Vice-President of the Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers (HKSC) since 1995, then assigned to Board of Director’s Council Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Film Awards. In addition, he was invited to be professional and final juror for several movie festivals and competitions in the past few years. Having a vision to spread the spirit of movie industry, Adam is currently teaching in Film Professional Training Programme aiming to nurture a new breed of blood for the future of Hong Kong movie industry.


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