Dina Alexander is a multi-award-winning native New Yorker with extensive credits in film editing, producing, preditor-ing, sound designing, music and dialog editing, composing music, writing lyrics, arranging/orchestrating, and musical directing.
Ms. Alexander works in a wide variety of media and composes in all musical styles. Dina’s a one-shop stop, creating your product in her own Upper West Side post-production studio – a great tool for cutting client costs.
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Dina is a multi-award-winning Upper West Side, NY-based film/video editor-preditor, sound designer, composer, lyricist, producer, orchestrator/arranger, consultant, supervisor, audio and music specialist. Her work includes projects with such notables as: Meryl Streep, David Bowie, Kevin Kline, Kathleen Turner, André Braugher, Peter Ustinov, Candice Bergen, Gregory Peck, Sam Waterston and Maria Shriver. Ms. Alexander works on all types of projects – with or without her own music – and has edited narrative in various languages.
No matter the scope of the project, Dina gives 150 percent to anything she does. She’s easy to work with, has a great sense of humor – and has her own Final Cut X and 7/Adobe CC and CS6/Pro Tools/MIDI studio with a multitude of sf/x, stock footage and music libraries. Dina’s a great team-player and highly experienced working in multiple genres and is a master at uncovering and/or weaving a storyline. Along with being a split-atom video editor, she's an expert in audio and music repair and restoration, and thrives on creating and mixing to your specs, paying detailed attention to that delicate balance between sound elements, visuals, and dialog.
Ms. Alexander is dual-brained/dual-handed and "a hell of a lot of fun tuh work with."
ABOUT DINA ALEXANDER
Dina Alexander is a native New Yorker with extensive credits A/V editing, preditor-ing, producing, sound designing, composing, arranging/orchestrating, and musical directing. Ms. Alexander works in a multitude of film/video and musical styles. Dina is able to engineer, edit, compose, produce, and mix the A/V and music products in her own Upper West Side studio.
Dina began her career as a composer, and over the last 15 years has successfully branched into film/video editing and sound design, incorporating two of her passions. The daughter of an Italian opera singer, Dina has always seen the world through melody. With a chameleon-like sense, she can communicate the spirit of any genre with keen stylistic understanding. A split-atoms film editor and expert in audio and music repair and restoration, Ms. Alexander approaches all aspects of her work with indefatigable verve and passion that seamlessly blends the stories, colors, sounds, and textures of her varied projects to life. Dina's musical and theatrical sense of timing enhances her ability to pace a storyline and make a concept flow in any genre.
Dina edits/sound designs and composes music for documentaries, short and long-form films, VNRs, Web and TV segments, sizzle reels, music videos, trailers, corporate videos, commercials, and infomercials. Dina’s film work includes everything from drama to comedy – and she has even edited and mixed a Bollywood film in English and Urdu. Other film work includes: Women Rules, the multi-award-winning The Other Side of New York, They Died Before 40, The Hunt for Good Americans, Egon Schiele: Girl with Yellow Scarf, the multi-award winning House of Bones, Commodities, The Trip There for Mignanelli Films, and the jazz documentary, They Died Before 40. She’s also done EPKs in English, Spanish, Italian and French.
Another of Ms. Alexander’s passions is theatre. Over two seasons, Dina sound designed Evidence of Things Unseen, Safe Home, and By Proxy for CAP21, in NYC; Force Majeur, at the Abingdon Theatre Complex in NYC; and the award-winning, The Alice Complex, starring Obie Award winner, Lisa Banes and Tony Nominee, Xanthe Elbrick, for the NY International Fringe Festival, at the Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC – about which, Backstage said, "Discovering a show like The Alice Complex is the reason for the Fringe Festival's existence." NY Theatre said, "...the changes never seem long or distracting. Dina Alexander's fitting choice of music greatly assists in this." Alice Director, Bill Oliver said, "Everyone agreed the music took the play to a whole new level."
Dina has also been active in the art world, composing, editing (in various languages), and producing music, narration, Sf/x and mixing for docu-tours for Museums around the world – from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian and Boscobel, to the Vatican, the Tate Gallery and China’s Forbidden City. Some of the narrators for the projects Dina has produced/scored/sound designed are David Bowie, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Kathleen Turner, Samuel L. Jackson, André Braugher, Peter Ustinov, Candice Bergen, Gregory Peck, Sam Waterston, and Maria Shriver.
Dina produced and edited a world-premiere CD, Franco Alfano, featuring Metropolitan Opera Orchestra musicians, Elmira Darvarova (violin), Samuel Magill (cello), and Associate Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra/LA Philharmonic/Pittsburgh Opera, Scott Dunn (piano) for the classical music label, Naxos, released July 2009 to rave reviews.
Ms. Alexander’s been called "Danny Elfman, James Horner and Rachel Portman all rolled into one. As for songwriting, Dina gives a great hook! To call Dina prolific is an understatement." "With the added dimension of film/video editing and sound design, Dina’s a triple threat…."
Dina began her professional career writing the theme for the Harmonic Convergence, which was simulcast in over 60 countries. Dina wrote the music and lyrics for the 2nd act show-stopper called "Someone Who Loves Me" for a production of Little Lord Fauntleroy, about which Celeste Holm said, "What a Song!” ‘Someone Who Loves Me’ tears your heart out!" She conducted and wrote a complete score for an Off-Broadway production called Child of the Universe. The finale from that show, an electrifying anthem entitled "Dare to Dream," sparked an Inner City Project, which aids the needy. "Dare to Dream" was awarded the Momentum Golden Hammer Volunteer Award by Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer. Dina's other musical directing credits include: Hello Dolly, Carousel, Camelot, South Pacific, Annie Get Your Gun, Sweet Charity, and Funny Girl. Ms. Alexander also received a commendation from the for a composition called "To All of Us." Dina produced, composed, and arranged songs for a World Music group called Mágica. The CD is entitled, Worlds Collide. Dina scores guided meditations for a company called One Light-One Spirit.
Ms. Alexander is a published poet. She was awarded the Editor's Choice Award from the International Library of Poetry and is included in Who's Who of Poetry. Dina was nominated for Poet of the Year, 2004 and 2005. Her music was used on MTV's Real World in U.S. and International segments. She was the music specialist for a Christmas songbook, Christmas Carols: 75 Songs of the Season to Share, published by Oomf!/Gramercy Books, a division of Random House.
Ms. Alexander is in the midst of writing the book and composing the score for a musical fantasy, entitled… well, we can't tell you that right now. It's top secret.
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“I actually watched [the film]... twice. That says a lot as I barely have any free time. I have to tell you that I never had high hopes for this…. However, I am totally amazed at this cut. You told such an incredibly rich and well woven story. It was clear that you looked through the footage very closely for themes that most editors would miss. I am very grateful that you were available to cut this, and I am sure the client will be, too. You really are a great editor.” – GB, Multi-Award-Winning Filmmaker
“The discreetly balanced studio recording allows the players’ impassioned advocacy full rein without resorting to sonic spotlighting.” – Julian Haylock, The Strad
“Mastering Deep Relaxation is so soothing and really gets you to focus, and the Thyroid Meditation is a must-have for women with thyroid issues. Across the board, the blend of the voice and music fits like a glove, totally raising the bar on meditations with music, while taking you on an amazing journey to wholeness. Check it out! Listen to samples! Comment/Like them! Tell everyone you know! Go to CDBaby and buy them!” – PS, Producer
“Amazing, amazing, amazing editing, sound design, and score! You are a wizard! Thanks so much for your innovative suggestions. They really make the film work. I’m so grateful to ‘You’, aka, my entire post-production department.” – SS, Filmmaker
“Thyroid Meditation not only took me ‘there’ through Demo DiMartile’s guidance, but the gorgeous music brought me to a level I had only dreamed of experiencing! The healing properties in his message are obvious and palpable...and the music is the thing that absolutely activates the concepts. Mastering Deep Relaxation is a great entry point for the Thyroid Meditation to be even more effective. I truly feel myself growing and healing!” – PA, Composer/Producer
“Congratulations, Dina. You’ve made our ensemble sound incredibly tight throughout…. Thanks for all your great work.” – DS, Musician
“Thanks for your tireless dedication, attention to detail and focus. I’m very impressed with the work you have done on my film, and I hope that we can work together on future projects.” BM, Filmmaker
“I just finished watching the entire film in one sitting. My initial impression is that it is terrific, certainly on a par with the Ken Burns jazz documentary …the film is great.” – ZM, Jazz Historian
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