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Alex Tyson (1985) is an independent filmmaker and artist based in Los Angeles. His work has screened at international festivals and art house cinemas, including Film at Lincoln Center (Art of The Real, 2018), The Museum of Modern Art (Doc Fortnight, 2016), and Visions du Réel (2015). He has worked as a cinematographer internationally, including the US, Brazil, China, The South Pacific, Europe, and Central Africa. He has contributed to Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning documentaries distributed by HBO, National Geographic, Discovery, and Netflix.

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Filmography as Director

2023  cataboum, 2 min. From a text by gin hart
2021  The Registry, fiction. Short film / two-channel installation. 30 min. and 149 min., looping
2018  Divieto 2, documentary. 12 min.
2015  Mountain Fire Personnel, documentary. 30 min.
2015  3 Minutes in America, fiction, 5 min.
2014  Winds of the Mediterranean, documentary. 6 min.
2013  0591-0691, 4 min.
2011  Baroque Suite, (co-directed with Troy Herion), 15 min.
2010  Movements for Plants and Camera, single-channel looping installation
2009  Charles Cohen at the Buchla Music Easel, 5 min.
2003  Serene Librarian, fiction. 10 min.

Selected Credits

2023  Yes, Repeat, No, editor (w/ Benjamin Shearn). Dir. Michael Dahan
2022  Scripps Howard Journalism Awards, Newsy. Lead Editor.
2021  John Akomfrah: Conversations with Noise, PBS | Art21. Editor.
2020  Material Zoom, UN Resource Panel. Writer, editor, co-director with Dr. Saleem Ali
2020  For Madmen Only, cinematography. Dir. Heather Ross
2019  The Truth Has Changed. Dir. of Photography, Editor. Dir. Josh Fox
2018  The Story of Plastic. Cinematography. Dir. Deia Schlosberg
2018  Jack's Signs - One Man's War on ICE. Director of Photography. Dir. Tom Carroll
2017  LA92, National Geographic. Special Photography. Dir. Daniel Lindsay & TJ Martin
2017  Standardized Patient (two-channel video), SFMOMA. Editor. Dir. Kerry Tribe
2017  Michele Lamy: Process, MOCA. Director, Cinematographer, Editor
2017  Composite, Editor. Dir. Toby Lee
2016  Mickalene Thomas: Do I Look Like a Lady? MOCA. Director, Cinematographer, Editor
2016  R.H. Quaytman, Morning: Chapter 30, MOCA. Director, Cinematographer, Editor
2016  How to Let go of the World, HBO. Cinematography, Archival. Dir. Josh Fox
2016  The White Cross, Tom Explores Los Angeles. Co-writer, Editor. Dir. Tom Carroll
2016  Don't Look Back, exhibition spot, PBS | MOCA. Cinematographer, Editor
2015  Prelude (7 channel installation), Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980
          MoMA. Editor, Post Supervisor. Dir. Joey Forsyte
2014  The Mirage, SBM. Cinematographer, Editor. Dir. Kyle Roper
2014  Abetura/Opening, Sao Paulo MoMA. Cinematographer, Editor. Dir. Vivian Caccuri
2013  Gasland Part II, HBO Films. Camera Operator, Assistant Editor. Dir. Josh Fox
2013  Calder’s Circus, The Whitney Museum. Editor. Dir. El Tigre Productions
2011  Gasland, HBO Films. Graphics, Aerial Cinematographer, Add'l. Editor. Dir. Josh Fox
2011  Minecraft: The story of Mojang. Cinematography. Dir. 2 Player Productions

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