Alex Witkowicz

Alex Witkowicz | Director of Photography

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Feature Documentaries


Untitled // The Dark Night | 2020 Release
Role: Director of Photography, Producer
Logline: Years of intense medical procedures plague the survivor of a mass shooting event.
Locations: Colorado, California, New York
Director: Angelo J. Guglielmo Jr.


Animal Sociability | Late 2020 Release
Role: Segment Director of Photography, Field Producer, Drone Pilot
Notes: Wildlife documentary involving two weeks filming marmots and prairie dogs in remote mountain locations across Colorado.
Client: Rotating Planet Productions


The Magic Plant | 2020 Release
Role: Director of Photography
Logline: Australian Celebrity Chef Pete Evans tours the United States to better understand the role of cannabis as medicine.
Locations: Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Florida, British Columbia, Colorado, California, Oregon
Director: Ben Stewart


Brains Under Siege | The Battle to Stop Alzheimer's | 2020 Release
Role: Segment Director of Photography
Client: StoryTrack Productions


Sons of Mezcal | 2020 Release
Role: B-Camera Operator
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
Director: Stephan Werk


On Strange Soil | 2020 Release
Role: Segment Director of Photography
Location: Utah
Director: Thomas Kolicko


The Whiskey Film | 2020 Release
Role: Camera Operator
Location: Colorado
Director: Thomas Kolicko


Flow State | 2012
Role: Still Photographer, Writer, Location Assistant
Location: Svalbard, Norway
Production Company: Warren Miller Entertainment



Documentary Shorts


Justice Ride | 2020 Release
Role: Director of Photography
Director: Kelley Manley
Client: Al Jazeera


This Missing Night | 2020 Release
Role: Director of Photography
Director: Mike Tolliver


GatorAide | 2017
Role: Director/Producer, Cinematographer, Editor
Recognition: Anchorage Film Festival, Lift Off London Film Festival, Malta Film Festival, Adventure Shorts, Wolves Independent Film Festival


142 Miles From Monday | 2016
Role: Director/Producer, Cinematographer, Editor
Recognition: Vail Film Festival, Sonoma Film Festival, DocuWest Film Festival, LLAMFF Film Festival, Silver Springs Film Festival



Breaking News

Hurricane Irma
Client: The Weather Channel
Role: Field Producer, Camera Operator
Notes: Weeklong, self-supported coverage of ongoing hurricane and disaster response 


Hurricane Harvey
Client: The Weather Channel
Role: Field Producer, Camera Operator
Notes: Weeklong, self-supported coverage of ongoing hurricane and disaster response



Unscripted Television (selected)


Extreme Climbing | 2020
Role: Camera Operator
Client: HBO Real Sports


Wheels Down | 2019
Independent television pilot
Role: Co-Producer, Cinematographer, Editor 


CNN Hero Woody Faircloth | 2019
Role: Director of Photography, Drone Pilot
Client: CNN 


CNN Heroes West Texas | 2019
Role: Director of Photography, Drone Pilot
Client: CNN


Athlete Eating Disorders | 2019
Role: A-Cam Operator
Client: HBO Real Sports 


Russians in America | 2019
Role: Segment Director of Photography, Drone Pilot
Client: Rana Labs


Graffiti | 2019
Role: Camera Operator
Client: Vice News Tonight


Extreme Love | 2 Episodes| 2019
Role: Segment Director of Photography, Field Producer
Client: Barcroft Media (UK)


American Harvest | 20 Episodes | 2016-2018
Role: Camera Operator, Field Producer
Client: CarbonTV, Chevrolet


Cannabis in America | 2018
Role: B-Cam Operator
Client: TigerLily Productions (UK)


CNN Hero Florence Phillips | 2018
Role: Director of Photography
Client: CNN 


CNN Hero Ellen Stackable | 2018
Role: Director of Photography
Client: CNN 


CNN Hero Amanda Boxtell | 2018
Role: Camera Operator
Client: CNN 


American Truck Drivers | 2018
Role: Camera Operator
Client: NBC Universal, SHELL 


Climate Skepticism | 2018
Role: Camera Operator
Client: AlJazeera Television


Junkyard Builds Pilot | 2018
Role: Camera Operator
Client: Discovery Channel, Beyond Productions


Prison Reform | 2018
Role: Director of Photography
Client: ACLU


The Unknown Dynasty | 2018
Role: A-Cam Operator
Client: HBO Real Sports 


Special Needs Brewery | 2018
Role: Director of Photography
Client: 60 Second Docs 


CNN Hero Rob Scheer | 2018
Role: Camera Operator, Oklahoma segment
Client: CNN 


Weather Disasters | 2 episodes | 2017
Role: Director of Photography
Client: The Weather Channel


CNN Hero Brad Ludden | 2016
Role: Camera Operator
Client: CNN



Education

Saint Anselm College, 2008

B.A. Economics



Formal Employment

Freelance | 2007-present 

Trained as a still photographer and photojournalist, my career began tracking toward cinematography in 2010-2012, and I have held various roles and titles throughout this time.


Gociety | 2012-2015

Role: Founder & CEO

Gociety was a VC-funded outdoor adventure social network. Duties included managing a team of 10+full time employees, 20+ part-time employees, business development and marketing. 


Skiing Magazine | 2010-2012

Role: MultiMedia Editor

Monthly periodical covering the ski industry; duties included studio photography, on-location photo and video production, story assignments, and managing and selecting from the 50k+ images submitted annually from freelance photographers around the world.


Telegram & Gazette | 2007-2009

Role: Photojournalist

Daily newspaper covering central Massachusetts, with a circulation of 150,000.



Professional Development

Steadicam | Maine Media Workshops | 2018
ASC Masterclass | Los Angeles | 2017
Feature Film Lighting | Maine Media Workshops | 2017
Spanish language | Weekly 2016-2018
Platypus Multimedia Workshops | 2010
Visual Reportage Workshops | Guatemala | 2010
SantaFe Workshops | 2009
New England School of Photography | Summer 2008

Certifications

FAA Part 107 // Remote Pilot License
NOLS Wilderness First Aid
Open Water Diver
Dry Suit Diver
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Safety
Adult CPR/AED
4x4 Off Road Driving & Vehicle Recovery

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