ALEXANDER DERRICK
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY. NARRATIVE CINEMATOGRAPHY, LIGHTING DESIGN, PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY, MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY, ART DIRECTION

EDUCATION
ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN. ILLUSTRATION MAJOR, BFA.
UCLA EXTENSIONS, LIGHTING FOR EMOTIONAL IMPACT 2022

AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
BEST STREAMING SERIES, AMSTERDAM WORLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2021
OFFICIAL SELECTION, WORLD CINEM MILAN, 2021 (JURY STILL PENDING*)
PHOTOGRAPHY ON TYRA BANK’S AMERICA’S NEXT TIME MODEL, CONTESTANT AMINAT AYINDE 2005
GRAPHIC DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY FT. TRACE MAGAZINE ISSUE 81 THE ART ISSUE
FASHION TEXTILE DESIGNS FT. DESIGN INDABA Q3 2009 AFROLECTRIC ISSUE

ALL PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALEXANDER DERRICK

NARRATIVE DEMO REEL

REFINING THE COLOR OF PANASONIC VARICAM

THE VARICAM IS PANASONIC’S FLAGSHIP CINEMA CAMERA.  IT COMPETES WITH THE ARRI ALEXA, HOLLYWOOD’S GOLD STANDARD MOTION PICTURE CAMERA.  ALEXANDER DISCOVERED THE VARICAM BENEFITS FROM THE USE OF SPECIALITY OPTICAL FILTERS IN CERTAIN LIGHTING CONDITIONS TO PREVENT INFRARED COLOR CONTAMINATION.

THRU ALEXANDER’S EXTENSIVE TESTING AND CONVERSATIONS WITH ENGINEERS AT PANASONIC, HE WAS ABLE TO INCREASE THE COLOR ACCURACY OF THE VARICAM UNDER A WIDER VARIETY OF LIGHTING CONDITIONS THAN THE CAMERA’S SENSOR WAS ORIGINALLY ENGINEERED TO CAPTURE.  THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE VARICAM OPERATOR COMMUNITY.

WORK SAMPLES (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)