Born and based in Southern California, Alex MacInnis is an artist and multimedia producer specializing in experimental forms of documentary. With a background including directing, cinematography, editing, audio production, writing, and music, he has provided a wide range of services on a wide range of projects, as well as being creator of many of his own, including a 5,000 mile hyperlapse tracing his family roots (Back East, 2011), a re-contextualizing of stoic philosophy with his cat (The Stoic Meditations of Womack, 2013), portraits of students in Rwanda (Poems From Future Architects, 2014) and freelancers in Los Angeles (The Entertainer at Rest, 2014), and the ongoing audio essay/podcast series Valley of Smoke, which explores personal and collective histories in the context of Southern California.
He is the technical director for the Bill Viola Studio and worked extensively with video artist Viola and opera director Peter Sellars as editor of The Tristan Project, a four-hour synergistic layering of video with Wagner's Tristan and Isolde performed live in opera houses and concert halls around the world. His audio work has been featured on This American Life and he was the videographer for Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art's ground-breaking social-practice series Engagement Party. He is also a screenwriter, an Eagle Scout, and a member of the Ukelele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere.