“In my time collaborating on projects with students, academics and professionals from all over the world, Alan Davis is easily among my favorites. He is creative, extremely passionate and has a natural talent with visual storytelling. Working with him is an inspiration and a fun one at that. He would be a great addition to any team as either member or project leader.” – John de Dios, National Geographic News Video Producer

“Beyond the Mirage”

Project: Feature Length Documentary and Water Awareness Campaign

Client: University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Role: Associate Producer, Camera Operator, Social Media Head

Beyond the Mirage is a journey deep into the fascinating water shortage that is unfolding across the Western United States. Watch the feature public media documentary, or take part in our web experience, where you can explore hundreds of short clips, assemble them into your own documentary and share them. Experts agree, that it is up to you to become informed and get involved with this issue now, before it is too late.

“Desert Monster Tries to Survive in the American Southwest”

Project: Mini-Documentary

Client: National Geographic News

Role: Associate Producer, Camera Operator, Video Editor

The colorful Gila monster is threatened by increasingly hot and dry weather. Although celebrated as one of Arizona’s most recognized animals, Gila monsters are physiologically ill adapted for the Sonoran Desert. Little is known about the population, but it enjoys a protected status in Arizona. However, because of a growing human population, as well as climate change, which is making the Sonoran Desert hotter and drier, the Gila monster’s future is in doubt.

“Generational Succession of America’s Ranchers”

Project: Mini-Documentary

Client: University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Role: Director, Producer, Director of Photography, Video Editor

In the United States, ranchers are having trouble finding suitable successors. The bright lights of urban living are steering the younger rural population away from their inheritance. Leaving ranchers with few options when it comes to maintaining their ranch and legacy. This video ran on Arizona Public Media’s television series “Arizona Illustrated”.

“Earthlight”

Project: Documentary

Client: University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Role: Associate Producer

Follow the efforts of the Controlled Environment Research Center to develop a greenhouse unit for NASA that will provide all the oxygen, water, and half of the food one astronaut will need to live on the moon. The technology they are developing will be critical to the success of our continued exploration of the solar system, but more importantly it will provide key insights into understanding how to make our food production, waste recycling, and air purification more sustainable, right here at home.

“Solving World Hunger with Algae”

Project: Online Web Video

Client: Genetic Literacy Project

Role: Director of Photography, Animator, Video Editor

In the ever-pressing need to find solutions to feed the world’s growing population, researchers are turning to non-conventional ways for food sources. Professor Joel Cuello, an agriculture and biosystems engineering professor at the University of Arizona, is leading a team of researchers toward algacuture — farming algae — for human consumption.

“Mexican Grey Wolves Reintroduced”

Project: Mini-Documentary

Client: University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Role: Director, Producer, Director of Photography, Animation, Video Editor

For almost 20 years, controversy has followed the Mexican Grey wolves as they’ve struggled to survive their reintroduction in Eastern Arizona and Western New Mexico. This video ran on Arizona Public Media’s television series “Arizona Illustrated”.

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