Alex Tyson is an American filmmaker and artist known for his films Mountain Fire Personnel (2015), 3 Minutes in America (2015) and his work on the Oscar nominated and Emmy winning documentary Gasland (2011, HBO) for which he won a Cinema Eye Honor. He has worked as a cinematographer in Brazil, China, Italy, The South Pacific, Scandinavia and extensively throughout the USA. His first documentary was awarded the Prix du Jury La Mobilière at Visions du Réel (2015) and screened at MoMA Documentary Fortnight (2016). He most recently contributed special photography to National Geographic's Emmy-winning documentary LA92 (2017). His film Divieto 2 premiered at The Lincoln Center's Art of The Real (2018).

 

He is currently working on Supply Chain, a feature film about rare earth minerals and electronics.


 

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alextyson@gmail.com 




Filmography

2019  Supply Chain, feature documentary (in production)
2018  Divieto 2, short documentary
2015  Mountain Fire Personnel, medium-length documentary
2015  3 Minutes in America, short experimental documentary
2014  Winds of the Mediterranean, short documentary/ASMR
2013  0591-0691, experimental short
2011  Baroque Suite, experimental short
2010  Movements for Plants and Camera, single-channel installation
2009  Charles Cohen at the Buchla Music Easel, performance documentary
2003  Serene Librarian, experimental short


Selected Documentary Credits

2017  LA92, National Geographic. Special Photography. Dir. Lindsay & 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  Calder’s Circus, The Whitney Museum. Editor. Dir. El Tigre Productions
2011  Gasland, HBO Films. Graphics, aerial cinematographer, additional editor. Dir. Josh Fox
2011  Minecraft: The story of Mojang. Cinematography. Dir. 2 Player Productions