President, Blue Pixel Creates
I found myself with a very small camera crew in the middle of a very large crowd very late at night on an unlit street in Mexico City. This particular street fell between two police precincts, so it was a legal no-man's-land, perfect for the illegal street races the crowds were there to see and we were there to film. The crowd (and the drivers) were passing tequila to keep warm, which made the cars screaming at nearly 100 miles an hour through the narrowly parted mob even more scary. It was an amazing night, and we got some amazing footage for our "Street Racing: A Night on Earth," for Discovery Channel.
Alex’s job at Blue Pixel: Heads the creative team, developing content for experiental, video, DVD, and mobile.
He got his start as: An editor and producer for television documentaries. He was head of production for a number of networks at Discovery Communications and Gospel Music Channel, where he helped launch the fastest growing cable network in the U.S. He has created content for interactive television, broadband and mobile — just about every video platform there is.
Some favorite production experiences: Spending weeks in the outback of Australia producing video for Eco-Challenge, launching the first major interactive digital cable platform in the U.S. (Cablevision's iO) and spending the last two New Year's Days freezing at the NHL's outdoor Winter Classic.
You may have seen him: Speaking on panels at NAB, NCTA, Digital Hollywood and other major conferences, or maybe walking his dog in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where he lives with his family.
Honors and Awards: Emmys for Eco-Challenge and the iO Service, CableACE nominations for his series work at Discovery Channel, and multiple Bandie awards for his interactive television projects.