Alex Fuerst is a seasoned professional freelance Director of Photography, cinematographer and motion graphic artist based in Dallas, Texas. He uses the latest technologies and techniques combined with classic ones to create compelling visuals and stories. Alex has many years of film, HD video and digital cinema production on projects ranging from commercials to feature films to live event production.

director of photography + cinematographer + motion graphics artist

director of photography + cinematographer + motion graphics artist

CINEMATOGRAPHY

MOTION GRAPHICS

2014 SHOWREELS

FEATURED CLIENTS

PORTFOLIO

SERVICES

CINEMATOGRAPHY

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.

VIDEOGRAPHY

Not looking for a movie look? No problem. Great for live events, reality TV, corporate and industrial projects delivered with broadcast quality video single or multiple cameras.

LIGHTING DESIGN

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.

MOTION GRAPHICS

Visual design trends of today and the past combined with motion to effectively communicate to your audience.

COLOR GRADING

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.

COMPOSITING

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.

Alex Fuerst | DP + Cinematographer

BIO

I am a motion media professional specializing in cinematography and motion graphic design with twelve years in the industry. My work has taken me to many continents, countries and cities over the years. The stories and people I have met during these experiences has unquestionably shaped my world view and creative eye. I am eternally grateful for this.

I love cinema. Watching "Raiders of the Lost Ark" at age six sparked my passion for film making at an early age and set in motion a pursuit to become a cinematographer. I have studied and practiced the art and techniques of film and video production relentlessly for over two decades. The dialect of cinema has become my primary language.

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 full length documentary.

ETHICS STATEMENT

My desire is to use my God given talents and strong work ethic to create and capture world class motion imagery.

I must provide a balance between artist and technician. I love gear and technology; possibly too much. However, the tools that I like 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.

To cross pollinate. Meaning, being an artist that both constantly learns and shares their knowledge and experiences with others is important to me. Fellow film makers are never seen as competition but family.

My education will never cease. After my formal education, I am very fortunate to have directly studied under 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.

INFLUENTIAL CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Conrad L. Hall ASC

Roger Deakins BSC,ASC

Vittorio Storaro ASC,AIC

Douglas Slocombe ASC,BSC

Bruno Delbonnel ASC,AFC

Bill Pope ASC

Robert Elswit ASC

Wally Pfister ASC

Christopher Doyle ASC

Robert Burks ASC

 

INFLUENTIAL FILMS

"Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"Apocalypse Now"

"Road to Perdition"

"O' Brother Where Art Thou?"

"Amelie"

"Memento"

"Vertigo"

"Hero"

"The Matrix"

"Hot Fuzz"

 

BIOGRAPHY

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.

After working at companies like Encore Multimedia and FUNimation over the span of eight years, and serving as an intern to the media director, I have jumped into full time freelance work as a cinematographer and motion graphic artist. This was both a leap of faith and deeply rewarding. I am always looking for new projects and would love to explore being part of yours.

  • credits

    director of photography   “MO'NIQUE: SOMETHING DIFFERENT” (in-post) — 2014

    New stand-up comedy special from Academy Award winning actress Monique Imes to be distributed on Netflix.

    director of photography   “Think B4 U Click” — 2014

    NPO campaign video to raise awareness for internet safety and anti-bullying.

    director of photography   “AHP Cares” — 2014

    Company identity video showcasing their mission, vision and staff.

    director of photography   “WEE HOURS” — 2012

    Director of Photography for a heartfelt, father-son short film written and directed by Solomon Onita Jr.

    director of photography   “LUCKY CHARM” — 2012

    Director of Photography for a dramatic short film written and directed by Doug Detwiler.

    camera operator   “WONDER KIDS” (in-post) — 2011

    Camera operator under director of photography Matt Mindlin (Numb3rs, Brüno) on this feature film written and directed by Amy Greene.

    director   “THE PROMISE” — 2011

    Writer and director for this narrative short film being groomed for the film festival circuit.

    director of photography   “FOUR DAYS” — 2011

    Director of Photography for a short film written and directed by Daniel Ray Moreno.

    director   “AFTER THOUGHT” — 2011

    Directorial debut in a narrative short film.

    director of photography   “ALL IN” — 2010

    Director of Photography for a feuding brothers short film written and directed by Daniel Ray Moreno.

    sound recordist   “8” — 2010

    Served in the sound department for an experimental documentary written and directed by Julie Gould the winner of the SXSW Texas Shorts in 2011.

    director of photography   “SOULICITATION” — 2010

    Director of Photography and camera operator for the promotional short for the drama TV series Soulicitation, that is being pitched to executives at HBO, Showtime, and Starz networks.

    key grip   “KNIFE” — 2010

    Served as a dolly grip and production stills photographer for this short film directed by James M. Johnston the winner of the SXSW Jury Award for Best Narrative short 2011.

    sound recordist & assistant editor   “ODDS” — 2010

    Worked as the sound recordist during production and assistant editor in post production for this short film.

  • resumé

    freelance director of photography — 2010 - CURRENT

    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.

    freelance motion media artist  — 2003 - CURRENT

    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.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site and view my work.

If you would like to inquire about how my services could benefit your project, would like to request a formal resumé with list of credits and skill sets, or simply a hello, please fill out the form to the right.

I look forward to hearing about your project and would love to explore if I could be apart of it with you.

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