"Alex's is a master of not only the operation of camera equipment, but the final result. I had him aboard a project I produced and directed, and he was able to reverse engineer shots I wanted, figuring out how to accomplish my vision, with speed and astonishing skill. And I'm not ashamed to admit that he, several times, brought shot set-up ideas to me whole cloth that I never would have dreamed up. His presence on set was irreplaceable and his professionalism exemplary."
Director & Writer — "Burt Gull: Lake Detective"
"[Alex is] a true craftsman who combines technical know how with creativity to get the job done. You don't have to tell him about the details because he is detail oriented and will give you footage above what you were hoping for. He does his work with a smile and I look forward to working with him in the near future."
Director — "Mo'Nique: Something Different"
"[Alex's] thoroughness with preproduction, delivering lighting plot plans that we were able to coordinate with the Lighting Director and Gaffer on really helped several of our projects succeed. He's consistently exceeded my expectations as a Director and really helped bring success to every project I've had him part of."
Director — Patrón, "More Than A Meal", Tripcase, Ride TV
"The entire experience was seamless-- from the moment he arrived until we packed up for the night. Not only is he talented, he also has a great attitude."
Director — Dropcam, Oculus
"Alex captured exactly what was in my head and put it on the screen. What more can a director ask for in a cinematographer?"
Daniel Ray Moreno
Director & Writer — "Four Days", "All In"
"Alex is an extremely talented man. Everything he did for us was exceptional and impressive. He is a natural."
President & CEO — Encore Multimedia
Educating myself will never cease. After my formal education, I have been quite fortunate to have studied under director of photography Shane Hurlbut ASC (Need For Speed, Terminator Salvation), cinematographer Alex Buono (Green Street Hooligans, SNL Film Unit) and director Vincent Laforet (Mobius, Reverie). I devote many hours each week to scouring professional cinematography resources like the American Cinematographer magazine and the ASC’s online educational resources to soak up more knowledge to better myself and my craft.
Working at companies like Encore Multimedia and FUNimation over the span of eight years, and serving as an intern early on to ultimately serving as media director of several companies, all have given me a well rounded set of skills.
In 2014 I jumped completely into a freelance work as a cinematographer. This was a huge leap of faith but has been deeply rewarding. There is a strong sense of momentum in my career now. I have worked closely with companies like Oculus, Intel, Patron, Facebook, American Airlines and more.
I'm a professional director of photography and cinematographer with over twelve years in the industry. My work has taken me to many countries and cities over the years. The places I’ve seen and people I have met have unquestionably shaped my world view and creative eye. I am eternally grateful for this.
I truly love cinema. Experiencing "Raiders of the Lost Ark" at age six sparked my passion for filmmaking at an early age and set in motion a pursuit to become a world class cinematographer.
My years at the University of Texas at Arlington's film program surrounded me with other passionate students and professors steeped with experienced wisdom. I cut my teeth shooting many short narrative films as my personal style developed.
I desire to use my talents and strong work ethic to create and capture world class motion imagery, to enrich viewers’ lives and progress the art of story telling through filmmaking.
From pre-production through post production, I strive to provide a balance between artist and technician. I love gear and technology, however, the tools I prefer will never override the needs of a project. I will always choose the most appropriate tools to tell the story in the most effective and compelling way that is in line with the director’s vision and production’s budget.
Cross pollination with other artist is paramount. Meaning, being an artist that both constantly learns and shares their knowledge and experiences with others is important to me. Other filmmakers are never seen as competition but fellow craftsmen who can strengthen each other.
"I think the best thing to do is to understand yourself, understand why you want to do it, and what you have to offer. You’re own visual way of seeing things."
Roger Deakins, ASC,BSC
"There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors... it's an extraordinarily subtle language. Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job."
Conrad L. Hall, ASC
"[Cinematography] is as much as a craft as it is about artistic expression. I don't think there's a clear line where one stops and the other starts."
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