Born in Santa Barbara, CA. A fourth generation Californian, Alex has been a cinematographer for over 30 years. He studied biochemistry for several years in college, but in the early 1960's he switched to UCLA Film School. He subsequently worked with Stephen Burum, ASC. He spent eleven years with The Office of Charles and Ray Eames (shooting over 30... See full bio »
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 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (motion control supervisor)
 2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (director of photography: minatures unit, New Zealand)
 2005 King Kong (visual effects director of photography)
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (visual effects director of photography: miniature unit)
 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (visual effects director of photography: miniature unit)
 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (visual effects director of photography: miniature unit)
 1999 Mystery Men (director of photography: miniature effects unit)
 1998 Mighty Joe Young (visual effects director of photography)
 1997 Starship Troopers (visual effects director of photography)
 1996 Executive Decision (miniatures unit director of photography)
 1995 Waterworld (dive sequence miniatures) / (tanker blue screen sequences visual effects supervisor) / (visual effects director of photography)
 1995 The Indian in the Cupboard (background plate director of photography)
 1994 Avalanche (TV Movie) (director of photography: miniatures)
 1993 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series) (special effects cameraman - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1993) ... (special effects cameraman)
 1992 The Lawnmower Man (bluescreen director of photography)
 1992 Freejack (effects photography: DQI)
 1991 Grand Canyon (directory of effects photography: DQI)
 1990 Total Recall (director of miniature photography: Dream Quest Images)
 1989 The Abyss (miniature photography supervisor: DQI)
 1989 Warlock (blue screen photography: Perpetual Motion Pictures)
 1988 The Blob (visual effects photographer)
 1981 Heavy Metal (travelling shot - segment "Taarna")
 1981 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series) (visual effects director of photography - 8 episodes)
- The Best Desk Scenario (1981) ... (visual effects director of photography - uncredited)
- Fire Man (1981) ... (visual effects director of photography - uncredited)
- My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1981) ... (visual effects director of photography - uncredited)
- Reseda Rose (1981) ... (visual effects director of photography - uncredited)
- Saturday Night on Sunset Boulevard (1981) ... (visual effects director of photography - uncredited)
 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Movie) (special effects photography)
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (miniatures director of photography - uncredited)
 1977 Powers of Ten (Documentary short) (special effects designer - uncredited)
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Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 2004. See more »

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