Pre-production visual conceptualization, film/HD cinematography, director of photography, lighting design, camera department and color grading services for feature and short films, documentaries, video production, live video events and commercials.
Video and film editing, motion graphic design, color grading, commercials, live event production, website design, logo design, print design, digital photography and media project consultation services.
Produced weekly service support media and videos. Directed, shot, and edited member testimonials, weekly announcement videos, and sermon series promotional videos.
Department head responsible for product branding, pre-production conceptualization, HD production, video editing, live event audio/video production, website design, photography and media project consultation.
Provided video editing and motion graphic design for show trailers and Blu-ray/DVD content for feature films and television shows.
Conceptualized and created company logos, branding materials and website designs.
Responsible for motion graphic design, studio and location video productions, lighting design, camera jib operation, and video editing for weekly national broadcasts and live productions. Created projects weekly that I conceptualized, wrote, lit, shot in HD/SD, edited and color corrected for a weekly national broadcast. Also created all motion graphics for the broadcasts. Operated camera jib on a weekly basis as well. My on-camera interview skills were refined here.
Worked with clients from concept to final product while mastering work in video production, motion graphics, DVD authoring, live event video production and post production at this paid internship.
"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. I would hire Alex again in an instant."
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. He was involved in shooting and editing video projects for our advertising company from 30 second commercials to long form videos. Everything he did for us was exceptional and impressive. He is a natural. I would like to have his skill back at our company someday."
President & CEO — Encore Multimedia
Visual style, lighting and digital cinema camera system choices tailored to your cinematic project's needs. Delivering high end results no matter the scale or budget of your project.
Not looking for a movie look? No problem. Great for live events, reality TV, corporate and industrial projects delivered with broadcast quality video and single or multiple camera setups.
Sculpting light and shadow to make your film or video project come to life by employing professional lighting setups for simple interview to feature films.
Visual design trends of today and the past combined with motion to effectively communicate to your audience.
Taking your project's visual language even further. Nuances of shading and hue will be leveraged to connect with viewers in a more effective way.
Blending moving images with special effects to create extraordinary imagery utilizing techniques such as green screen to 3D camera tracking to atmospherics impossible to capture practically.
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.
Educating myself will never cease. After my formal education, I have been quite fortunate to have directly 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) who are elite film makers and digital cinema advocates. I devote many hours each week to scour 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'm a professional director of photography and cinematographer with over twelve years in the industry. My work has taken me to many continents, 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.
High school provided me four years of hands on learning with camera techniques, lighting basics and both linear and non-linear editing. During those years I was awarded several top national awards by the Journalism Educators Association, best cinematography in film festivals, and produced my first feature length documentary.
I desire to use my God given 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 preproduction through post production, I strive to provide a balance between artist and technician. I love gear and technology, however, the tools that I prefer will never trump 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."
I truly appreciate you taking the time to visit my site and view my work.
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I look forward to hearing about your project and am excited to explore how I could be apart of it with you.