I bet you thought I forgot about everyone’s favorite blog day, snapshot Saturday! But never fear, my friends, I have a great feature in store for you today. His name is Alex Goetz, and his game is awesome photography and filmmaking.
Alex is an Ohio native who’s restlessness has taken him from Alaska, to the islands of the Caribbean, and across the world to Tasmania. He is a cinematographer and documentary filmmaker who believes that the most interesting stories are those happening each and everyday. He primarily focuses his documentary work on stories of wildlife and conservation efforts, and has been recognized by NatGeo Wild as a Finalist for their “Wild to Inspire” film competition for his short film, “Living Isle,” produced in Cayos Cochinos, Honduras. (don’t worry, the link is below)
Alex’s interest in animals and conservation started as a child. He hoped to become a biologist when he was older, he soon realized that chemistry and math was not his forte (join the club, right?), but was drawn to a more creative outlet. Alex studied film production and minored in Environmental Science at Bowling Green State Unviersity, with the hope to utilize the potential of filmmaking to tell stories of the conservation efforts happening today.
I had the pleasure of meeting Alex a couple of times, through friends from the Toledo Zoo. However, I have totally stalked (sorry if it’s creepy) his work because it is awesome. This is one to look out for because he is on to amazing things. Stay tuned my friends.
Check out his amazing short film (mentioned above): https://vimeo.com/user7163460