Alan McIntyre Smith
Lecturer in Film
Alan McIntyre Smith is a New York–based cinematographer, director, and producer. His most recent feature film is No Beast So Fierce (2016), directed by Tim McCann and starring Bailey Chase, Dylan Baker, and Kathryn Erbe. Another recent feature film, All Mistakes Buried, starring Sam Trammell (HBO’s True Blood) and Vanessa Ferlito (Graceland), received a 10-city theatrical release in January 2016. The Village Voice wrote, “Cinematographer Alan McIntyre Smith shoots steamy Alexandria, Louisiana, in vivid colors as saturated as Trammell’s sweat-soaked T-shirt, which adds to the intoxicating feeling of being immersed in Sonny’s fractured psyche.” The Hollywood Reporter mentions the film’s “seedy, sweaty atmosphere aided by Smith’s expertly hazy cinematography,” and Film Journal International concludes, “the movie is shot so beautifully it seems to elevate the story to a level of celestial significance.”
Another recent feature, White Rabbit, won Best Cinematography at the Chelsea Film Festival in 2014 and Best Film at the Catalina Film Festival. It had a theatrical release in February 2015 and is currently available on Netflix. The film stars Brit Robertson (Tomorrowland), Sam Trammell, Nick Krause (The Descendants), and Ryan Lee (This Is 40). The New York Times review cited “thickly atmospheric photography” and noted the cinematographer as “one of the director’s factors in his favor, working overtime at conveying a woozy beauty.” The Hollywood Reporter also mentioned White Rabbit’s “impressive cinematography.”
The music videos Smith has directed and photographed have appeared on MTV and garnered millions of views on online platforms, including Jordan JAE’s Hopping Fences and The Ready Set’s Love Like Woe. According to the AXS.com review of Jordan JAE’s Makin’ Me Crazy, “[the video] radiates a refreshingly wholesome vibe that can honestly change your mood.”
Smith currently shoots several TV shows, including the History Channel’s “What History Forgot,” Investigation Discovery’s “My Dirty Little Secret,” TLC’s “Four Weddings,” and HGTV’s “House Hunters International.” Smith has served as camera operator on several Food Network shows, including “Road Tasted” and “Road Tasted with the Neely’s.” He has also served as chief lighting technician for the Oscar-winning film Taxi to the Dark Side, the Oscar-nominated Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, and the Sundance hit The Station Agent.
Smith has taught cinematography for more than a decade at Purchase College and at the Rutgers Filmmaking Center. Smith studied filmmaking with the Oscar-nominated/Sundance winner Jill Godmilow at the University of Notre Dame.