Alex Kinter learned photography and web design in high school. He started shooting bands and
making money with promos and live music photography.
Alex went to Texas A&M Commerce for Art Direction with a minor in Photography.
As he started shooting live bands and press photos, Alex proceeded to be the creative director for one of the longest running and popular clubs in Texas for 3 years. Further developed marketing, graphic design, editing, lighting techniques, creativity and got in to videography. Soon he started shooting celebrity interviews, lifestyle & event videos. Later he moved on to music videos, B2B marketing videos, commercials & television.
Alex has covered high-profile events such as Lights All Night, Jingle Ball, SXSW, DIFF, Texas Frightmare, Dallas ComiCon, Hollywood Domino and Art of Film.
Having shot a couple of shorts for fun but waiting for the right script. Its coming soon. In the
meantime he’ll keep producing, marketing, learning and pushing the limits!
Now working on the recording studio and starting a music label as well as a film financing & distribution company.
You started shooting press photos and live bands. How did you get into that – tell me the true story?
The true story is I made some friends networking that were involved with the editors of magazines, which allowed my name to float around and be referred to for more work and assignments.
Later you have moved more into videography – you seem to be extremely active – and basically do a LOT of fun stuff with creative people. What is your biggest secret when doing inspiring work?
My biggest secret is that I know myself well enough to realize how my creativity flows and at what point it makes sense to collaborate and bring other people on to contribute to a project. I pace myself creatively which means when I’m feeling it I’ll binge create until the odd hours of the night or morning and when I’m not I’ll rest and recover or take care of errands. This also helps avoid burnout when handling a lot of projects. I’m privileged to have a great team to be able to do that.
You do lots of interesting work with celebrities, like Val Kilmer, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas and Sir Richard Branson. How is working with famous people different?
Working with celebrities can be full of high energy in the interview room and the private events but also can be stressful because you have to really be on point with your gear and timing of everything. They are usually on a very tight itinerary when they travel for projects.
You recently got a RED camera – tell me more about your shorts and your future plans for filmmaking.
We wrapped production on a short called Alone at the Pool starring Anne Beyer. It’s an indie/suspense/drama filmed here in Dallas at a house located on the golf club of Dallas. The work is still in post production but we anticipate having it completed for this coming festival season. We have several scripts we have in pre-development stages getting ready for pre-production so we hope to pursue these in the next coming year with our film partners in Los Angeles.
What kind of a camera and lenses do you primarily use and how do you select your equipment?
I primarily use the Sony FS7 and Blackmagic Production Camera 4k paired with Canon L series glass and Carl Zeiss glass. On higher end shoots I use the RED epic dragon paired with Angenieux and Cooke glass. Usually depending on post production requirements I select the camera for the production.
Can you name some tips for those who want to start taking photos and even making films?
Network, be on time, have follow through, be passionate and love what you do, experiment on your own time, find a really good mentor or two or three, and listen so you can ask lots of really good questions. Lastly apply what you learn so you avoid making as many mistakes as your mentors have experience about.
Great luck with your current and future projects Alex 🙂
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