Alex Lau - Filmmaker & Photographer
My dad wanted to be a scientist and my mom an artist, but life took them other directions. Because of their sacrifices, I've been able to live out small pieces of their dreams, combining artistry and technical knowledge as a filmmaker. My camera has also allowed me to explore my own dreams of having a career where things are always changing and never boring.
I’ve spent most of the last decade as a director of photography, shooting unscripted projects for big brands and networks. During the last election, I followed Secretary Hillary Clinton with a camera and filmed President Obama’s endorsement at the White House as a senior filmmaker for the Clinton campaign. And in more recent years, I had been running creative productions for Ozy Media’s video and television team, which produces digital video series, multi-camera television shows, and marketing campaigns for brands. I'm now working as an executive video producer at Facebook.
Let’s connect and make something impactful.
Emmy Award Winner: News Discussion & Analysis (Winner - 2020), Cinematography (Nominee - 2017), Public Service Campaign (Nominee - 2019)
ASC Heritage Award Nominee: Cinematography (2010)
Past collaborations: National Geographic, NY Times, Travel Channel, OWN, Bravo, HGTV, NFL Network, PBS, Instagram, BET, IDEO, Royal Caribbean, NBA, Human Rights Campaign, IBM, Democratic Presidential Campaigns, ACLU, and the US military.