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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 60d
Canon EOS Rebel T2i x2
DJI OSMO X3
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
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