Alexander Finden

Camera and Electrical Department | Producer | Cinematographer
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Sweet, Sexy Ocean (2013) | Lady Susan: Missing Masterpiece by Jane Austen (2013) | Staged II (2013)
Internet | Music Video | Film | Television  Less
Cinematography | Producing | Directing | Editing | Writing | Production  Less
US (with valid passport) (Authorized to work in United States)
Willing to work unpaid
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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • The Last Okay Place Series * – Social Media Manager, Still Photographer Cassidy Belus
  • Stonefly * – Director Alexander Finden Cinematography
  • Sweet, Sexy Ocean * – Director Alexander Finden
  • Howard and Loki * – 2nd AC David Lewis
  • Kuwan * – Director Alexander Finden
  • Staged II * – DP Bob Reynolds
  • Manta Diving with Wu Xiubo * – Underwater Camera B WildAid China

Education & Training (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • Northern Arizona University * – B.S. Biology, B.S. Electronic Media and Film 2015 Flagstaff, AZ
  • Sedona Film School * – Certificate in Documentary Filmmaking 2013 Sedona, AZ
  • San Dieguito Academy * – High School 2010 Encinitas, CA
  • PADI * – Divemaster Certification, Kevin Cornwell 2015 Hilo, Hawai'i
  • Scuba Diving International * – Solo Diver Certification, Brandon Wolters 2016 Hilo, Hawai'i
  • Sedona Film School * – Independent Film Production, Documentary Production, Editing, Directing, DP, 1st AC, 2nd AC, Sound, Bryan Reinhart 2013 Sedona, AZ

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • Emmy Awards, Southwest Chapter * – Nomination for Best Cinematography 2014
  • Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival * – Best Environmental Film 2014
  • NYC Food Film Festival * – Audience's Choice for Best Picture 2014
  • Chicago Food Film Festival * – Audience's Choice for Best Picture 2014
  • The Audience Awards Avant-Garde Showdown * – Winner 2014
  • SFS Shorts Film Festival * – Audience's Choice for Best Picture 2013
  • Flagstaff Student Film Festival * – Best Documentary Film 2014

References (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • Shawn Heinrichs * – Professional 303-809-5567
  • Francois Finet * – Personal 808-339-1008
  • Tyler Grutsch * – Professional 406-396-9253

Prior Job Titles (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • Cinematographer for Alexander Finden Cinematography *
  • Divemaster and Videographer for Hilo Ocean Adventures *
  • Research Assistant for the Dr. Alice Gibb Lab at NAU *

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • * Alexander N. Finden

    1309 E Broadway Street, Apt A116 | Missoula, MT 59802 (USA) | (760) 815-
    3730 | | | |


    Filmmaking and science are my passions. Proceeding two award-winning
    documentaries, a year of underwater filmmaking, and a year of research in
    animal behavior, I am seeking a career in natural history filmmaking.


    Bachelor of Science, Biology
    Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ

    - Maintained in-depth information about animal behavior, ichthyologic
    topics, marine sciences, ecology, and archaeology
    - Studied abroad in Belize and Guatemala, which included two months of
    backpacking experience in a tropical environment
    - Gained adequate science writing and field note-taking skills
    - Experienced free-diving and SCUBA in Mexico, California, and Belize
    for purposes of gathering data on fish behavior and population counts

    Bachelor of Science, Electronic Media and Film
    Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ

    - Acquired professional experience using Canon, Sony, Panasonic, and
    Nikon cameras in HD and 4K resolution formats
    - Worked effectively with TV broadcast and filmmaking teams
    - Became proficient in Final Cut Pro 7 and X editing software
    - Explored the Southwestern United States through the lens of a camera
    and produced dozens of documentary shorts

    Certificate, Independent Filmmaking
    Sedona Film School - Sedona, AZ

    - Became proficient in most Adobe Creative Suite 6 editing software
    - Gained professional experience using Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Nikon,
    RED, and JVC cameras in HD, 4K, and High-Framerate formats
    - Acquired wilderness backpacking and videography experience in desert
    and temperate forest biomes
    - Worked effectively as a team on both narrative and documentary film

    Relevant Work Experience

    Freelance Videographer, Editor, Filmmaker 2016-Present
    Alexander Finden Cinematography - Missoula, MT

    - Collect and publish natural history stock footage and short films
    - Produce videos for local professionals and companies

    Divemaster and Videographer 2015-2016
    Hilo Ocean Adventures - Hilo, HI

    - Safely lead over 100 SCUBA dives with students and professionals
    - Acquired 200+ dives on two different Sony underwater setups in HD and
    4K UHD

    Volunteer, Technical Team 2015
    Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, Jackson, WY

    - Successfully managed and operated lecture hall sound and video boards

    Underwater Camera B Operator, PA 2015
    WildAid China Production, Manta Awareness - Kona, HI

    - Assisted DP Shawn Heinrichs in shooting 4K/6K video and still
    - PA for gear transport, timelapse photography, and UW lighting

    Research Assistant for Dr. Alice Gibb 2014-
    Vertebrate Behavior and Morphology Lab - Northern Arizona University, AZ

    - Used high-speed cameras to photograph killifish jumping mechanisms
    - Presented research at the 2015 SICB conference in West Palm Beach, FL

    Producer, Director, Underwater Camera, Editor, Graphic Artist 2013
    "Sweet, Sexy Ocean" (2013) - Film, Directed by Alexander Finden

    - Shot HD underwater video in the kelp forests of southern CA
    - Managed and conducted interviews

    Other Competencies

    Strength in English Writing and Transcription
    Certification in Avalanche Safety and Rescue
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