adster's domain

the life and times of adam w laprade

Current Projects

The 61st Primetime
Emmy Awards

Airing live on CBS
September 20th, 2009

Past projects:

The 81st Academy Awards

The 60th Primetime
Emmy Awards

The 80th Academy Awards

The 59th Primetime
Emmy Awards


Welcome to adster’s domain!

This is the personal website of Adam W. LaPrade.

After attending the University of Central Florida’s Film program, I recently moved cross-country to Hollywood, California. Currently, I’m Credential Systems Administrator for the Academy Awards and the Emmy Awards. This site is a collection of things I’ve worked on recently.

After slowly acquiring studio-grade equipment, I decided to form a small video production company specializing in corporate videos and independent filmmaking. Adster Productions has most recently been involved in filming a series of training and instructional videos for the Hard Knock’s corporation in Orlando, Florida.


Below are the last 5 updates to my Twitter account. Want to follow me? Just add @adster to your list!

    Film Equipment

    I have a large range of run-and-gun equipment available for filmmaking. I start with a Canon XH-A1 High-Def camera. That feeds directly into a tapeless Firestore FS-C harddrive system. For audio, I have 2 Sennheiser EW100 wireless mic systems both coupled with a Countryman B6 microphone. For a boom, I use the Rode NTG-2 attached to a boom pole. For a softer, more film-like appearance, I use the Letus35 Extreme 35mm lens converter with a range of Canon lenses. For certain shots, I also have a 2x3 ft dolly with 30 ft of track, a 12x10 ft chroma green screen and a selection of bounce boards all lit using an Amvonna 2500 watt 3 point lighting kit.

    For post production, I use a MacBook Pro with 4GB of ram and over 1TB of external storage (which seems to be growing all the time!) I use a myriad of software suites that really depend on the project, for example Adobe’s Creative Suite CS4 (Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects, etc), Apple Final Cut Studio 2 (Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack, DVD Studio Pro, etc) and Celtx for production management.

    Don’t forget to check out the newest short film, Wii Fit: One Man’s Journey. Some projects I’ve worked on have been featured in the New York Times, Joystiq, and the Atlanta Film Festival!