ABOUT ALEX JONES
Alex Jones is a wildlife cameraman who specializes in blue-chip macro and long lens animal behavior. He currently works with companies whose clients include Apple TV Plus, BBC, and Netflix. Since his Panda Award in 2014 at Wildscreen, Alex has gained seven additional awards for his independent films including, “The Pray” in 2017. His recognition for macro work has led him to move into a cameraman position with the interest from several Bristol-based companies. Alex has a unique eye that helps the audience get a better perspective of the macro world, much like the world of “Honey I Shrunk the Kids”, where his goals are to put you in the shoes of the small. Being a top-side cameraman, Alex likes to work extensively in jungles, deserts and coastlines where he finds the mosquitoes and the heat a welcoming experience. Alex’s long lens work takes him to some of the most remotest places and in difficult environments. Whether it’s low-light or with temperatures well-above 43 degrees Celsius, his use with his own RED Weapon Helium 8K camera has led his most recent jobs filming monkeys, hummingbirds, manakin birds, leaf cutter ants and more in Central and South America.
In 2016, Alex’s knowledge of wild animals and drive for entertaining the audience has led him to selling his own show ideas and commissions. His main interest in commissions was to develop a name for himself in the industry as a capable cameraman. In 2017/2018 Alex has been commissioned by Curiosity Stream and Smithsonian to produce two separate films. The first, a macro series and the second, a long lens series. Alex’s third series was a pitch and concept that he sold to Humble Bee Films which is now commissioned by Netflix and the BBC known as “David Attenborough’s Life in Colour” which he currently works on as a cameraman. Through these experiences, His ability to shoot for the story and for the editor has become an invaluable skill he always factors in on each program.
Alex’s macro and long lens work is also accompanied by his skills to light. Whether it’s choosing a position in the right light, bringing lights into the jungle or being in a full studio with HMI’s, Alex’s perfectionism comes not just in understanding animal behavior but also to execute the animal’s behavior as beautifully as he sees possible. Alongside his enthusiasm for working with amazing people in amazing places, Alex provides his own kit for hire. His ever-growing kit list allows him to keep up to date with the latest technology with consistency which allows for more efficient work hours. Currently, Alex lives in Bristol, UK and California where jumping back and forth is constant but easily altered under terms of programs.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
2016 - PANDA AWARD NOMINEE - BRISTOL,UK
2016 - INNSBRUCK NATURE FESTIVAL - INNSBRUCK,AUSTRIA
2016 - ROTTERDAM FILM FESTIVAL - ROTTERDAM,HOLLAND
2014 - PANDA AWARD WINNER - BRISTOL,UK
2014 - WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL - NEVADA CITY, CALIFORNIA
2013 - WINNER - SAN DIEGO ZOO COMMERCIAL COMPETITION