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
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
[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 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"
"I hired Alex for a recent Dropcam shoot in Dallas. 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
Position: Director of Photography
Director: Daniel Ray Moreno
Production Company: Sad Happy Films
Position: Director / B Camera Operator / Post Production
Director: Alex Fuerst
Production Company: First Impression Films
Position: Gaffer / 1st Assistant Camera
Director: Christopher Bigbie
Production Company: VideoPlus
Client: Live Happy
director of photography “AMBIT ENERGY: A NEW DAY” (in-post) — 2014
Lead in video for Ambit Energy's massive annual corporate event at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX.
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” (in-post) — 2014
NPO campaign video to raise awareness for internet safety and anti cyber-bullying.
director of photography “AHP Cares” — 2014
Company identity video showcasing their mission, vision and staff.
camera operator “IN DEPTH: EMMITT SMITH” — 2014
Sport's talk show interview with football legend Emmitt Smith, hosted by Graham Bensinger.
director of photography “WEE HOURS” — 2013
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” — 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.
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.
interim creative video director PANTEGO BIBLE CHURCH — 2013
Produced weekly service support media and videos. Directed, shot, and edited member testimonials, weekly announcement videos, and sermon series promotional videos.
media director DELAPORTE & ASSOCIATES — 2012 - 2013
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.
creative director BROADCAST YOUR VISION INC. — 2012
Conceptualized and created company logos, branding materials and website designs.
digital media artist FBC TEXARKANA — 2007 - 2009
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.
digital media artist ENCORE MULTIMEDIA — 2005 - 2006
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.
"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