Alex Rios

Director/DP/Editor/Designer

 

Starting as a Graphic Designer, Alex was able come to filmmaking a little differently than the traditional ways of his contemporaries.  He used his extensive knowledge of design in his approach to image composition and visual storytelling.

Being a huge Action Sports and Motorcycle fan its no surprise Alex began his career creating high impact action sports videos. This type of filmmaking challenged Alex’s improvisational skills and forced him to create explosive shots at a moments notice. Alex than began honing his skills as a filmmaker and cinematographer in Barcelona, Spain, where he focused on Digital Media, specializing in all Digital Cameras and Editing Software. Soon Alex moved to Los Angeles and began extensive training at NYFA, in all disciplines of filmmaking. He worked with an array of Digital Cameras as well as 16mm.

Because of Alex’s insatiable appetite for knowledge, he took the challenge personal in the Digital Film world. He focused to push the limits of the digital camera to accomplish a 35mm film-look and feel. He developed several techniques that transcend the digital medium to a 35mm-esqe quality.  

Alex now has more than 50 short films to his credit as both Director and Cinematographer; and an extensive variation of genres.  He truly understands shots and has a great knowledge of film semantics. He speaks Spanish and French as native languages. He also speaks English and Catalan fluently and understands Italian and Portuguese.