Alexander Witt

Alexander Witt

  • Place of birth: Santiago, Chile

Biography

Alexander B. Witt (born 1952) is a Chilean Hollywood filmmaker who has worked mostly as a camera operator and second unit director. His feature directorial debut came in 2004 with Resident Evil: Apocalypse, based on the popular Capcom video game series. Witt also became the 2nd unit director on the James Bond movie Casino Royale in 2006. From a 2004 interview on IGN, he says this about his history: "I was born in Chile, the third generation of Germans there. And, we moved to Mexico, from Mexico in '73 I moved to Europe, where I started working in film. I started with Arriflex, the company that makes the cameras. I was there for a year and I did kind of a trainee type of year where I was in the sound department, in the lab, in the studio working with the actual productions and also assembling cameras. And then I moved to Europe, where I lived three years, and then, back in '76, I did my first movie as a camera assistant, which was 21 Hours at Munich. And then, I kept on going, I moved up to focus puller or first AC, and then operating and then DP-ing. And then I was DP-ing commercials and then I started directing commercials in the late 80's and beginning of [the] 90's. I was working with Jan and doing his second unit as a DP while he was a DP He is the one that really gave me the break on Speed 1 to start directing second unit." Description above from the Wikipedia article Alexander Witt, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

2004

As Umbrella Sniper (uncredited)

Production

Body of Lies

2008

As Director of Photography

Night of Destiny

1981

As Director of Photography

Thelma & Louise

1991

As Camera Operator

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

2009

As Second Unit Director of Photography

The Town

2010

As Second Unit Director of Photography

Robin Hood

2010

As Second Unit Director of Photography

Safe House

2012

As Second Unit Director of Photography

Daredevil

2003

As Second Unit Director of Photography

Terminator Genisys

2015

As Second Unit Director of Photography

Hannibal

2001

As Second Unit Director of Photography

Gladiator

2000

As Second Unit Director of Photography

Fast Five

2011

As Second Unit Director of Photography

Kick

2014

As Director of Photography

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

2010

As Second Unit Director of Photography

The Third Generation

1979

As Assistant Camera

Avengers: Infinity War

2018

As Second Unit Director of Photography

Casino Royale

2006

As Second Unit Director of Photography

Black Rain

1989

As Camera Operator

Cinderella

2015

As Second Unit Director of Photography

The Hunt for Red October

1990

As Second Unit Director of Photography

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

2004

As Director

American Gangster

2007

As Second Unit Director

Fast Five

2011

As Second Unit Director

Black Hawk Down

2001

As Second Unit Director

The Bourne Identity

2002

As Second Unit Director

Speed 2: Cruise Control

1997

As Second Unit Director

Hidalgo

2004

As Second Unit Director

Feathering the Wind

0000

As Director

Bird Box

2018

As Second Unit Director

Twister

1996

As Second Unit Director

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

2010

As Second Unit Director

Casino Royale

2006

As Second Unit Director

Gladiator

2000

As Second Unit Director

Speed

1994

As Second Unit Director

Sayen 1

2022

As Director

Sayen 2

0000

As Director

Sayen 3

0000

As Director

Cinderella

2015

As Second Unit Director

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