ALEJANDRO BERGER: DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Wearing socks on his hands and a boardbag under his t-shirt, Uruguayan filmer Alex Berger discovered the dramatic climate difference between the tropical coast and the frozen mountains of China while filming the legendary Great Wall.
Though Cinematographer best describes Alex's job title, he frequently serves as translator, shirpa, stunt driver and ping-pong champion — oh, and he's pretty handy with a water camera as well. At the 2007 X-Dance Festival, Alex's work on Sipping Jetstreams was awarded Best Cinematography over 217 other entries.
He brings ten years of filmmaking experience to the project (including capturing Tahitian surfer Malick Joyeux's legendary 2003 Teahupo'o barrel, which he considers a personal triumph) and, in 2008, his 13-episode travel documentary "The Long Bros" began airing on Latin America's Lifestyle channel.
His work can be found at www.alejandroberger.com