Hey there. I'm Alexander Hotz.

I'm a journalist and filmmaker. I cover politics, the environment, and technology, but I'm mostly interested in people and their stories.

My work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, UPI, NPR, Global Post, Huck, Mashable, The Daily News, The Guardian, Fusion, Univision, This American Life and others.  I've also produced commercials or sponsored content for clients like Singha Beer, Jimmy Choo, Microsoft, Vespa and Hendricks Gin.

Most recently, I started my own production company Fair Voyage Films. Before that, I worked as the Multimedia Director for Coconuts Media, Southeast Asia's fastest growing digital media property.

When I don't make videos, I often teach others how to do so. I have taught digital media classes at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University and Webster University's Bangkok campus. I've also consulted for New York City's Creative Communications team.

I'm a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where I received two fellowships to extend my studies: the Digital Media Associate teaching fellowship and the New York World reporting fellowship.

I was born in Durban, South Africa but mostly grew up in the USA.

For work inquiries please email alex@fairvoyagefilms.com.



Sony A7SII

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 60d

Canon EOS Rebel T2i x2


GoPro HERO4 Silver 

*I often record on the ATAMOS Shogun Flame monitor


Rode Shotgun microphone X2

Olympus LS100 Portable Recorder 

Sound Devices- MixPre-D Compact Field Mixer

Zoom H6 audio recorder

Rode Smart Lav+ lav mics x4

Sennheiser wireless lavalier system x2


Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Tripod

Manfrotto Bumblebee-220 PL Pro-Light Camera backpack

Manfrotto Fluid Monopod with 500 Series Head


Sony FE 90mm Macro G OSS  f/2.8 

Sony 50mm Zeiss Loxia f/2

Sony 24-70 f/4

Metabones T Speed Booster Ultra 0.71x Adapter

Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm F/2.8

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4

Canon EF 135mm f/2

Canon EF 75-300 f/3.5

Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8

Canon EF 40 mm pancake f/2.8

Canon EF 17-40 mm f/4

Asahi fixed 50mm f/2

Pentax fixed 50mm f/1.8

Petzal 85mm f/2

Samyang 14mm f/2.8


DJI Phantom 4 

3x batteries 

12x ND and polarizer filters


Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT flash

Emotimo TB3 motion control timelapse device

Portable/Camera Mountable LED Panel & charger w/ 2 batteries

RedRock Micro Shoulder mount pipe system

Rhino 42" Slider Rail