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.
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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