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.

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
  • Adobe Media Encoder
  • Final Cut
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mac and Windows

Skills

  • Cinematography
  • Photography
  • Video Editing
  • Photo Editing
  • Motion Design
  • Digital Design
  • Branding
  • Web Design
  • Interactive Design
 

Credits

The Sound of Girls Season 1 (Web Series Drama) (2019)
Director of Photography

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

Autism Goes to College (Documentary) (2018)
Director of Photography, Assistant Editor and Colorist

Wildwood Systems Thinking (Educational) (2018) 
Assistant Editor, Motion Graphics Designer and Colorist

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

Lady Lightning (Web Series Pilot) (2016) 
Director of Photography

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

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

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

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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CAMERA GEAR

  • 2x Panasonic GH5S
  • Panasonic Leica 12-60 2.8-4 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens 
  • GH5S Small rig Cage
  • Metabones Speed Booster XL 0.64x Nikon to M4/3. (Combined on the larger GH5S sensor Makes it 1.149 crop factor. Slightly smaller than a Full Frame 5D Mk III or Sony A7S II)
  • Metabones Speed Booster XL 0.64x Canon EF to M4/3. (Combined on the larger GH5S sensor Makes it 1.149 crop factor. Slightly smaller than a Full Frame 5D Mk III or Sony A7S II)
  • Rokinon Cine Lens Kit. 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
  • Tiffen 77mm IR ND Full Spectrum 0.9,1.5,2.1
  • Tiffen 77mm ND 0.6, 1.2, 1.8, 2.1
  • Tiffen 77mm Variable ND
  • Hoya 77mm UV and IR Cut
  • B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer with
  • Tiffen Digital Diffusion 1 and 2
  • Tiffen Black ProMist 1/8 and 1/4
  • Multi-Resistant Coating
  • 2x Transcend 256gb CFast 2.0 Cards
  • Samsung SSD 850 PRO 512gb
  • 2x 185w Vmount Battery and chargers
  • 4x BPU60 battery with dual charger and adapter mount
  • Mini Ursa AC power supply
  • Black Magic Video Assist Monitor and Recorder 5"
  • 2x Cfast card readers
  • 15mm rod Shoulder Rig with Rosette Arm extention arm
  • Matte Box
  • Follow Focus
  • Manfrotto 504 Tripod
  • Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer
  • Rhino 4ft Slider
  • Sirui SUP204SR Aluminum-Alloy Photo/Video Monopod
  • Benro S4 Tripod head
  • Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Photo Tripod
  • Sekonic L-758 light meter
  • Dell XPS 15 950 Laptop with laptop stand
  • Dell U2518D UltraSharp 25, for Production monitor setup, Kupo Light Stand Monitor adapter and Blackmagic Micro Converter SDI to HDMI, 25 ft SDI .
  • Nikon D750 Full Frame DSLR
  • Sigma 24-105 F4, Nikon 50mm F1.8 G, 2x Speedlites and wireless triggers

AUDIO GEAR

  • Tascam DR-70D 4-Channel Audio Recording Device
  • Azden SMX-15 Shotgun camera mic
  • Azden SGM-1X Professional Shotgun Microphone
  • 2x Rode RodeLink Wireless Lav Filmmaker Kit
  • Gitzo GB3560 6-Section 6X Carbon Fiber Microphone Boom 34.3" to 155"

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" 
  • 2 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
  • 1x Arrilite 2000w
  • 3x 650w Fresnels
  • 1 Lowel Pro-Light Focusing 250w
  • Aputure AL-H198C bicolor on camera LED. With 2x NP-F970
  • Aputure Amaran AL-F7 On-Camera Variable Color LED Light (3200 to 9500K)
  • 4x 195wh V mounts
  • 1x 185wh Imuto Power pack with 100w AC inverter
  • 3x 50 ft Stinger
  • 3x 25 ft Stinger
  • 4x Cube taps

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 Kits EZ4848.SK. 2x frames  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 4x4 Bead Board and 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")
  • 2x Matthew C-Stand Grip Head and Arm Kit Black
  • 2x Kupo Baby Kit Stand with Square Legs 13'
  • 1x Kupo Baby Kit Stand with Square Legs 9.5'
  • 5x Kupo Universal Stand  
  • 1x Auto Pole
  • 1x Photoflex LiteReach Plus Boom Pole
  • 3x Kupo Mini Articulated Arm- Two Section
  • 4x Westcott Vise Grip
  • 5x grips heads
  • 4x super clamps
  • Kupo 82.7" Kupole (Black Powder Coated)
  • Kupo Kupole Extension (4.9' / 1.5m, Black)
  • Delkin Devices Fat Gecko Triple Suction Mount
  • Chauvet haze 1dx Haze machine

 

     

    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