Storyhunter logo

Alexis D.

Chula Vista, CA, USA

22 reviews

$500 - $3500 / Day

Start a project

To contact Alexis, post your first project.

About Alexis

Alexis Duran is an award-winning filmmaker and educator. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Film+Digital Media from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an MFA in Film and TV Production at San Diego State University. Alexis has a background in TV news broadcasting where he's worked for NBC San Diego 7 as an operations technician. As a freelance filmmaker and the founder of Oxford and Claire Productions, he’s filmed and directed documentaries and episodic content for: Al Jazeera(AJ+), BBC Three, USA Today, Quicktake Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Barcroft Media, Business Insider, Facebook, OnlyGoodTV, Future, Truly, Voice of America(VOA), PBS and TED Talk. As a writer/director on short narrative films, his films have screened at numerous film festivals around the world. His 2018 film, Bye Luna, was selected at over twelve festivals, won two awards in the U.S., and was invited to screen at the Short Film Corner at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. His current film, Forgetting Caroline, is in the festival circuit and was recently selected and screened at the San Diego International Film Festival and Austin Film Festival. Alexis is an adjunct professor in the Film, Television & Media Arts department at Southwestern College. • Remote Pilot Certificate Part 107 • Covid-19 Compliance Officer Certificate

Top Reviews

  • May 2020

    I highly recommend Alexis. He is now my first call for any work on the West Coast. He was prompt, enthusiastic, smart and his shooting is really beautiful. He also managed to sweet- talk his way into getting much better access to film at our location on the day of the shoot. He shot during difficult circumstances (COVID) and used social distancing and masks to ensure the shoot was conducted in a safe manner. Alexis went above and beyond for this shoot, he really cared about getting the best possible footage and getting that delivered to me in a timely fashion. The Talent also wrote me an email afterwards to say how much they enjoyed working with him.

    - Emma from Green Bean Pictures

  • December 2022

    Alexis was an absolute joy to work with. His communication is crystal clear, he comes to every shoot with ideas, passion, energy, and excellent BTS questions. I spent 5 days with him in the field and would highly recommend him to work with. He took a "run and gun" documentary shoot and brought the enthusiasm and production quality of a commercial shoot. He strove to make every shot perfect but this love of the craft was equally matched by flexibility and humility. Choose Alexis!

    - Julia from AJPlus

  • November 2020

    Alexis was a great shooter and interviewer. Got a lot of nice coverage and followed the interview questions as provided. Was very responsive to questions leading up to and after the shoot itself and I look forward to working with him again in the future!

    - Julianne from Bloomberg Originals Shorts

Top Services

  • Documentary DP

    13 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    10 reviews
  • Corporate Videographer

    2 reviews

Top Projects

  • Looking for an experienced videojournalist to shoot interviews and B-roll in San Diego area

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Field Producer

    Thousands of people are becoming US citizens at socially distanced, drive-thru naturalization ceremonies.

    Produced for Business Insider on Storyhunter

    July 2020

  • DP/Shooter in San Diego area

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    More than a third of US troops claim they’ve seen white supremacists in the military. Chuck Leek, a former neo-Nazi and US Navy airman, explains how he recruited other members into his hate group.

    Produced for Business Insider on Storyhunter

    March 2021

  • Film interview in San Diego, CA

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Produced for More Perfect Union on Storyhunter

    February 2022

  • Documentary DP in Phoenix, Arizona

    • Documentary DP

    Mobile home park residents are facing mass evictions as investors buy up their parks across the U.S. These individuals in Phoneix own their mobile homes but could still be forced to abandon them for little to no compensation. In many cases, there are no affordable housing options left and many residents fear being forced into homelessness.

    Produced for AJPlus on Storyhunter

    December 2022

  • Videographer needed for factory shoot-interviews and broll- LA area- July 26

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Combat drones have broadcast a large portion of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Drones that crash to the ground as bombs or launch missiles are becoming more and more autonomous. Is it better to have a person pull the trigger or is it OK to let computer algorithms choose between life and death?

    Produced for Business Insider on Storyhunter

    August 2022



  • 4K video camera
  • Full HD video camera
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • Drone


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Lighting kit
  • Shoulder rig
  • Sliders

All Services


  • Creative Director
  • Fixer
  • Production Company

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • HD Live Operator
  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Event Photographer
  • Landscape Photographer
  • Product Photographer
  • Field Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Commercial DP
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist


  • Sound Mixer

Alexis' Clients

How to Hire Top Freelancers

How do I hire Alexis on Storyhunter?

Click the "Start A Project" button to complete a Creative Project brief. Fill in all the project details to create your account on Storyhunter. Once your Creative Brief is approved, Alexis will receive an email notification. We will also notify other relevant freelancers about this project to ensure you have several options to choose from.

  1. Look for work samples that support the service you are looking to hire for. Creators feature their best and most recent work samples towards the top of their profiles.
  2. Check out the creator's bio to better understand who they are and what makes them unique. What stories are they most passionate about? What work are they most proud of? Do these experiences align with what you're looking for?
  3. If your project requires specific equipment, be sure to check the creator's equipment list to see if they carry the relevant gear.

Storyhunter handles freelancer payouts for our clients. We take care of all compliance, KYC, and potential payment issues. All you need to do is to add your preferred payment method prior to hiring a freelancer and after the project is done mark it "Complete". The freelancer will be paid automatically.

Check out our top freelancers in Chula Vista. Storyhunter has more than 42,000 professional creators all over the world with more than 60 different creative services to offer.