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
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: Camera Operator
Director: Rick Hensel
Production Company: Spot Media Group
Position: Director of Photography
Director: Ralph Sulser
Production Company: TCG+Visual
Position: Director of Photography
Director: Dorian Forbes
Position: Director / B Camera Operator / Post Production
Director: Alex Fuerst
Production Company: First Impression Films
Position: Director of Photography
Director: Daniel Ray Moreno
Production Company: Sad Happy Films
Position: Director of Photography
Director: Mitch Winberg
Position: Gaffer / 1st Assistant Camera
Director: Christopher Bigbie
Production Company: VideoPlus
Client: Live Happy
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.
Lead in video for Ambit Energy's massive annual corporate event at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX.
New stand-up comedy special from Academy Award winning actress Monique Imes to be distributed on Netflix.
NPO campaign video to raise awareness for internet safety and anti cyber-bullying.
Company identity video showcasing their mission, vision and staff.
Sport's talk show interview with football legend Emmitt Smith, hosted by Graham Bensinger.
Rigged all lighting and camera setups for Live Happy's "International Day of Happiness" promotional videos.
Director of Photography for a heartfelt, father-son short film written and directed by Solomon Onita Jr.
Director of Photography for a dramatic short film written and directed by Doug Detwiler.
Writer and director for this narrative short film being groomed for the film festival circuit.
Director of Photography for a short film written and directed by Daniel Ray Moreno.
Directorial debut in a narrative short film.
Director of Photography for a feuding brothers short film written and directed by Daniel Ray Moreno.
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 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.
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.
Worked as the sound recordist during production and assistant editor in post production for this short film.
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 is a professional director of photography and cinematographer, who also specializes in motion graphic design, with twelve years in the industry. His 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. Alex is eternally grateful for this.
He truly loves cinema. Watching "Raiders of the Lost Ark" at age six sparked his 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 him four years of hands on learning with camera techniques, lighting basics and both linear and non-linear editing. During those years Alex was awarded several top national awards by the Journalism Educators Association, best cinematography in film festivals, and produced his first full length documentary.
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 being the media director of several companies, he jumped into full time freelance work as a DP and cinematographer. This was both a leap of faith and deeply rewarding. Alex is very professional when shooting for celebrities. He has worked with high profile names such as Emmitt Smith, Glenn Beck, and Academy Award winner Mo'Nique.
My desire is to use my God given talents and strong work ethic to create and capture world class motion imagery.
I strive provide a balance between artist and technician. I love gear and technology, 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 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.
"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
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