Cinematography Reel

 

About Alexander

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Alexander became a filmmaker because of a tyrannosaurus rex. Not just any t-rex, but the t-rex from the 1993 classic Jurassic Park which both terrified him and, a week later, after watching a behind the scenes documentary detailing how the filmmakers had created that terror, fascinated him. It was the first film he had ever seen in a theater and it lead to a lifelong addiction.

Twenty years later, Alex graduated from CSU Northridge with a degree in Film Production and Cinematography. Since, he has shot numerous short films, music videos, documentaries, commercials, corporate videos and live events. 

As a cinematographer, Alex prides himself on his ability to problem solve in every sense of the term. Whether it’s lighting a challenging space, working within a limited budget, or dealing with technical glitches, he consistently pushes what’s achievable and refuses to compromise quality. He is obsessed with finding the right tools for any job, even when that means building his own HMI or LED lights, and constantly works to streamline and simplify the process which is why he put together his own camera, grip and lighting kit that can quickly pack into his car and shoot any small production at a moment’s notice. 

As much as Alex obsesses over equipment, however, his approach to cinematography is that what’s in front of the camera and lens is far more important than having the most expensive cameras and lenses. He sees each project as a creative partnership and strives not just to capture the most beautiful images he can manage, but tell the story the director wants to tell in the best way possible. Alex doesn’t like to stick to one style, but rather he creates a look specific to each film. He treats the cinematography as a character itself, acting and reacting to the flow of the narrative. 

Alex strives to tell good stories that matter and stand the test of time. He hopes to create images that can move and influence people in a positive way. On the way there, he would like to become an ASC member. He also wouldn’t mind being part of a film that terrifies another kid into pursuing a lifelong addiction to filmmaking.

 

RESUME

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Experience

Director of Photography/Freelance: 2011 - Present
Planned and executed the cinematography of commercials, short films, webisodes, interviews and music videos for clients such as Trapt, Julien-K, September Mourning and others. Managed the films’ lighting, shot composition and color composition on set and supervised color correction in post-production.

Freelance Graphic Designer/MJA: 2018 - Present
Created Print assets, Print Adds and Web Banners for various clients.

Designer/Edelman: 2015 - 2018
Created motion graphics, product photography, videos and static designs for brands such as Activision, Shell, Sunkist, Starz, Microsoft and others.  Created in-house studio capabilities to be more focused on video and photography for the purpose of social assets.

Jr. Designer/Lunchbox LP: 2014 - 2015
Created social assets, motion graphics and digital advertisements for brand outreach for Walmart, Microsoft, Kraft, Barbie, Marvel, Hello Kitty, Power Rangers and more. Assisted web developers with asset creation and export for brand engagement pages. Ensured creative to development hand-off was smooth and efficient.

Freelance Post and Production Assistant/Lunchbox LP: 2012 - 2014
Assisted on marketing campaigns in a shopper engagement agency for clients such as Walmart, Nestle, Hasbro, Unilever, Dove, Neutrogena, and St. Ives. Edited spots for social media, managed design to production hand-offs and organized project files systems. 

Graphics Specialist/Channel Twelve 25: 2009 - 2010
Managed the branding and graphics needs for a local music venue. Created flyers, forms and business cards for the venue itself as well as handling the multi-camera video set-up for over 70 live concerts.

Education

2010-2012 California State University Northridge: Bachelor of Arts from Cinema and Television Arts: Emphasis in Film production: Cinematography option.

2007-2010 Grossmont College: Media Communications and General Education.

 

 
 

Software

  • Adobe Premiere

  • DaVinci Resolve

  • Adobe After Effects

  • Adobe Lightroom

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe InDesign

  • Microsoft Office

  • Mac and Windows

Skills

  • Cinematography

  • Photography

  • Video Editing

  • Colorist

  • Photo Editing

  • Motion Design

  • Digital Design

  • Branding

  • Web Design

  • Interactive Design

 

Credits

Animus (Short Film Narrative) (2018)
Director of Photography
Mike Dusenka Films

Nexsus (Short Film Narrative) (2018)
Director of Photography
Win Brooks Productions

Zombie Goldfish (Short Film Narrative) (2018)
Director of Photography
Wiki Wiki Pictures

Laugh in 59sec Comedy Show (Branded Content) (2018)
Director of Photography, Editor
House of Rock / Dennis Fallon Productions

The Sound of Girls Season 1 (Web Series Drama) (2018-2019)
Director of Photography, Colorist

MATRIX LA (Web Commercials) (2018) 
Camera Operator
Shark Pig 

Autism Goes to College (Documentary) (2018)
Director of Photography, Assistant Editor and Colorist
UC Riverside SEARCH / Erik Linthorst Productions

Wildwood Systems Thinking (Educational) (2018) Assistant Editor and Colorist
Wildwood / Erik Linthorst Productions

WTAA Presents: DACA & Dating (2018)
Director of Photography
We, Too, Are America

A Star Wars Proposal Story (Short Film) (2016)
Director of Photography and Producer

Lady Lightning (Web Series Pilot) (2016) 
Director of Photography
Erik Linthorst Productions

She Axed for It (Short Film) (2015)
Director of Photography

Craft Yourself Silly“EP 2 and 3” (Web Series) (2015) 
Director of Photography
Erik Linthorst Productions

Calie Wes “Chains” (Music Video) (2015) 
Director of Photography
Optikal Creative

 

 

RyAnthony “Kick Go” (Music Video) (2014) 
Director of Photography

People Killing People (Short Film) (2014)
Director of Photography

Japollonia ‘Drowning’ (Music Video) (2013) 
Director of Photography
Silent Partner Entertainment Group

Marques Houston ‘Speechless’ (Music Video) (2013) 
Director of Photography
Silent Partner Entertainment Group

Deathsquad Demongods ‘Apocalypse Joe’ (Music Video) (2012) 
Director of Photography
Industrialism Films

September Mourning ‘Before the Fall’ (Music Video) (2012) 
Director of Photography
Industrialism Films

Camp Buck’s Horn (Short Film) (2012)
Director of Photography

No Hay Nada Mas (Short Film) (2012)
Gaffer/Grip

Julien-K ‘Cruel Daze of Summer’ (Music Video) (2012) 
Director of Photography
Industrialism Films

TRAPT ‘Living in the Eye of the Storm’(Music Video) (2012) 
Director of Photography
Industrialism Films

Julien-K ‘We’re Here With You’ (Music Video) (2011) 
1st Assistant Camera
Industrialism Films

Mandy Rain ‘Boogie’ (Music Video) (2011) 
2nd Assistant Camera
Industrialism Films

Kill Devil Hill (Music Video) (2011) 
Camera Operator
Industrialism Films

Toyota Camry (Commercial) (2010) 
Art Assistant
Lawrence Fells Production

 

EQUIPMENT LIST

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RED DRAGON-X 2018 CAMERA KIT

CAMERA GEAR

RED DIGITAL CINEMA DSMC2 DRAGON-X Camera Kit (2018 Unified DSMC2 Lineup)

  • DSMC2 Standard Optical Low-Pass Filter

  • Case for DSMC2 Camera BRAIN

  • DSMC Front Body Cap

  • DSMC AC Power Adapter

  • DSMC EF Canon Mount (Aluminum)

  • Wooden Camera DSMC PL mount

  • DSMC2 V-LOCK I/O Expander

  • Touch 4.7" LCD for Select DSMC2 RED Cameras

  • 2 x DUO-C98 96Wh High-Load Battery with D-Tap Advanced, Standard D-Tap & USB Port

  • VL-2X 2-Channel V-Mount Charger & Power Supply

  • 60W AC Power Supply (North American)

  • ev|Series Reader RED MINI-MAG Edition

  • 2X RED MINI-MAG (480GB)

  • DSMC2 Outrigger Handle

  • Hard Case for DSCM2 Camera Package (Black)

  • SmallRig DSCM2 Base Plate 15mm/ With Nato Rail

  • 2X SmallRig Sun Hood for RED 4.7" Monitor

  • SmallRig Top Plate for Select RED Cameras

  • SmallRig Top Handle Nato rail.

  • 2X Tilta Pogo-to-Pogo Extension Cable for RED DSMC2 Camera (17")

  • RED DIGITAL CINEMA RED SIDEWINDER Multi-Tool

  • CAMVATE Wooden Wood Handle Grip with ARRI Rosette Mount

  • SmallRig Shoulder Pad with Manfrotto Quick Release

  • JTZ DP30 Grip Arm ARRI Rosette Mount

  • Lanparte ARL-01T-D2 Double Arri Rosette Lock Threaded Hole with Double Rod Clamp

  • SmallRig Articulating Arm 7in

  • SmallRig Articulating Arm 11in Nato Quick Release

  • 4 pin lemo to BNC Male TIME Code Input Adapter Cable for Red

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera

  • 2X GH5S Body

  • Metabones T Speed Booster Ultra 0.71x  EF to M4/3

  • Metabones T Speed Booster XL 0.64x  EF to M4/3

  • Panasonic DMW-XLR1 XLR Microphone Adapter

  • Panasonic Leica 12-60 2.8-4 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens

  • SmallRig 2050 Cage for Panasonic GH5/GH5S with Top Handle

  • IndiPRO Tools V-Mount Plate to Panasonic DMW-BLF19-Type Dummy Battery

  • 8X DMW-BLF19 Battery

  • 2x Lexar 633x 64GB

  • 3X Sandisk Extreme Pro 128GB

Nikon D750 Full Frame DSLR

  • Nikon D750 Full Frame DSLR

  • Sigma 24-105 F4

  • Nikon 50mm F1.8 G

  • 2x Speedlites and wireless triggers

Lenses, Filters, and Lens Accessories

  • Rokinon Cine Lens Kit. 16mm 2.2, 20mm T1.9, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5, 85mm T1.5

  • Nikon AIS 24mm 2.8, 28mm f2.8, 35mm f2.8, 50mm f1.8, 85mm f2, 105mm f2.5, 135mm f2.8, 1.4x Teleconverter, all have follow focus gear rings and Nikon to Canon mount adapters

  • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon EF

  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens

  • Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon EF

  • Tiffen 77mm IR ND Full Spectrum 0.9,1.5,2.1

  • Hoya 77mm UV and IR Cut

  • Tiffen 77mm ND 0.9, 1.2, 1.8, 2.1

  • 2x Tiffen 77mm Variable ND

  • B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer with

  • Tiffen Digital Diffusion 1 and 2

  • Tiffen Black ProMist (2x) 1/8 and ¼

  • Swing-away Matte Box

  • Tilta Nucleus-M: Wireless Lens Control System

  • Tilta FF-T03 15mm Follow Focus with Hard Stops

Camera Accessories and Support

  • Atomos Sumo 19m Production Monitor.

  • 50ft 3G-SDI BNC to BNC Cable

  • 25ft 3G-SDI BNC to BNC Cable

  • 25ft HDMI Cable

  • 4x GEN ENERGY 195Wh V-Mount Li-ion Battery (Military Standard Drop Tested) with Chargers

  • 2x MAXOAK V Mount Battery 185Wh with 2 chargers

  • 1x 185wh Imuto Power pack with 100w AC inverter

  • Manfrotto 504 Tripod Head

  • Manfrotto 546B Pro Video Tripod with Mid-level Spreader

  • Manfrotto 502 Tripod Head

  • INDURO ALLOY 8M VIDEO TRIPOD

  • Manfrotto 500AH Tripod Head

  • Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Photo Tripod

  • Benro S4 Tripod head

  • Manfrotto 290light Tripod

  • Manfrotto Befree Live Tridpod Head

  • Sirui SUP204SR Aluminum-Alloy Photo/Video Monopod

  • Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

  • Dana Dolly Slider Kit

  • 2x Kupo Slider Low Boy Stands

  • 2x 3ft,4ft,6ft,8ft Speed Rail.

  • Rhino 4ft Slider

  • Edelkrone Pocket Rig 2

  • Sekonic L-758 light meter

  • Dell XPS 15 950 Laptop with laptop stand

AUDIO GEAR

  • Tascam DR-70D 4-Channel Audio Recording Device

  • Rode NTG-3 Shot Gun Mic

  • Rode Blimp Windshield and Rycote Shock Mount

  • 2x Rode RodeLink Wireless Lav Filmmaker Kit

  • Azden SMX-15 Shotgun camera mic

  • Azden SGM-1X Professional Shotgun Microphone

  • Gitzo GB3560 6-Section 6X Carbon Fiber Microphone Boom 34.3" to 155"

1/2 TON GRIP TRUCK: 2016 RAM PROMASTER CITY CARGO VAN

LIGHTING GEAR

  • Aputuer Lightstorm 300D, 300w daylight LED

  • 4x Aputure Lightstorm 120D Led 135w, With 4 Barn Doors, 2x Fresnel adapter, 2x Space Lights, 2x Westcott Compact Umbrella 43"

  • 4 x 4ft Quasar science Crossfade LED tubes 50w

  • 1x 2 ft Quasar science Crossfade LED tube 25w

  • 3x Quasar science R38 par light Led bulb with removable lens. 5600k

  • 1x Quasar science R38 par light Led bulb with removable lens. 3200k

  • 1x Arrilite 750w with Scrim Kit

  • 1x Arrilite 2000w with Scrim Kit

  • 3x 650w Fresnels with Scrim Kit

  • 1 Lowel Pro-Light Focusing 250w

  • 5x 50 ft Stinger

  • 3x 25 ft Stinger

  • 4x Cube taps

  • BESTEK 300W Power Inverter DC 12V to 110V AC Car Inverter with 4.2A Dual USB Car Adapter

  • 3x Leviton Lamp Dimmer 300w

  • 2x 2 Modern Grip T12 Holders

Travel Lighting Backpack Kit

  • 4x Aputure Amaran AL-F7 On-Camera Variable Color LED Light (3200 to 9500K)

  • Lowepro S&F Transport Duffle Backpack

  • 3x Kupo Handy Stand (7.4')

  • 2x Westcott Optical White Satin Diffusion Umbrella  collapsible (43")

  • Westcott 43" White Umbrella, Collapsible

  • Westcott Umbrella - Soft Silver, Collapsible Compact - 43"

  • 10x NP-F970 Batteries

  • 3x NP-F970 USB Dual Digital Battery Charger

  • Dual Flash Bracket Hot Shoe Speed light Stand Umbrella Holder 

  • 2x Flash Bracket Hot Shoe Speed light Stand Umbrella Holder

  • 3 Cube Taps and 6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip

GRIP GEAR

  • Westcott 12" x 36" Strip Bank with bowens speed ring.

  • Westcott Pro Signature Softbox (36 x 48") with bowens speed ring

  • Westcott Fast Flags Scrim Kit 24x36 2x frames, Silk, Single Net, Double Net, Flag

  • Advantage Grip EZ Travel 4x4 Flag Kit. 2x 4x4 frames, Slip on: Silk, Single Net, Double Net, Flag, Silver Lame, Light Silent Grid, Floppy, Half Soft Frost, Super Bounce, Unbleached Muslin

  • Westcott Cine Scrim Jim 6x6 with fabrics, Silver and White, 3/4 Stop Diffusion, 1 1/4 Stop Diffusion, Black Block, Unbleached Muslin, 2x Westcott Vise Clamp, and 2 Grip Head

  • Westcott cine Scrim Jim 8x8 with fabrics Silver and White, 3/4 Stop Diffusion, 1 1/4 Stop Diffusion, Black Block, 2x Westcott Vise Clamp, and 2 Grip Head

  • 2x Kupo Foamcore Clamp with 42x42 Shiny Boards.

  • 2x Westcott Illuminator Reflector Arm for collapsible reflectors

  • Illuminator Collapsible 6-in-1 Reflector Kit (52")

  • Illuminator Collapsible 2-in-1 Silver/White Bounce Reflector (52")

  • Illuminator Collapsible 2-in-1 Silver/White Bounce Reflector (48" x 72")

  • Illuminator Collapsible 1-Stop Diffuser (48" x 72")

  • 3x Matthews Digital Baby Stand

  • 4x Matthew C-Stand Grip Head and Arm Kit Black

  • Kupo Low Mighty Baby Stand

  • 2x Kupo Baby Kit Stand with Square leveling Leg13'

  • 1x Kupo Baby Kit Stand with Square leveling Legs 9.5'

  • 5x Kupo Universal light Stands

  • 1x Photoflex LiteReach Plus Boom Pole

  • 3x Kupo Mini Articulated Arm- Two Section

  • 4x Westcott Vise Grip

  • 5x grips heads

  • 5x Mafer Clamp with Baby pin

  • Matthews Matthellini Clamp with 2" End Jaw Configuration, Silver

  • Matthews Matthellini 3" Center Jaw Clamp, Silver

  • Modern Studio Pipe Telescoping Wall Spreader for 1 1/4 Speed Rail

  • 2x 2ft, 3ft, 4ft, 6ft, 8ft Speed Rail.

  • Modern Studio 1 1/4 inch Pipe Frame Sleeve Connector

  • 2x Ceiling Scissor $18

  • Auto Pole

  • Auto Pole 82.7" Extension

  • Auto pole Extension (4.9' / 1.5m, Black)

  • Delkin Devices Fat Gecko Triple Suction Mount

  • Chauvet haze 1dx Haze machine

  • 2x Nesting Apple Box Set

  • 2x 35lbs Sand Bags

  • 9x 15lbs Sand Bags

  • Little Giant Ladders Leveler Aluminum 18-ft Reach Type 1A - 300 lbs Capacity Telescoping Multi-Position Ladder

  • 6x Saftey Chains

  • 3x FURNITURE PAD

  • 2x 3” Grip Clips

  • 6x 2” Grip Clips

  • 8x 1” Grip Clips

 

CONTACT

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Alexander Sutton-Hough
Sutton-Hough Cinematography LLC


alexander.suttonhough@gmail.com
alexandersutton-hough.com
Los Angeles, CA
619.219.4092