About Me

About Me

My name is Alexander James Begg and I was born on October 30, 1985. I currently live in an apartment in Los Angeles, California (Mar Vista, West L.A.), and I am majoring in Media Arts & Animation at The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles, in Santa Monica, California. I grew up in La Puente, an eastern suburb of Los Angeles, and I started doing animation on my own since before high school and took an animation course my last two years of high school. I am currently working with a friend at a visual effects place in Hollywood, California doing motion graphics for TV shows, award shows, etc.

I am a producer of two films, I am an Executive Producer of a student film made in high school called Locker 767: The First Semester, finished at the end of 2003, that was made on almost no budget and sold many DVDs and won awards at some film festivals. The other I donated money to and got a Producer title, it is to raise money for the Global Women Fund, it is an IMAX film that will premiere in Hollywood in 2006 called The 1 Second Film.

Outside of the industry I do a lot of volunteer community work and I am an Eagle Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America. I help staff and organize many camps and events, and I am an active member of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting's national honor society.


  • 2003-2004 - Ocean View Films, Katy, Texas
    • Executive Producer - Locker 767: The First Semester
  • 2005 - Hollywood, California
    • Motion Graphics (Adobe After Effects) - Viva la Bam, Season 5, MTV


A list of mechanical/graphics/animation related courses I have taken.

High School
  • 2000-2002 - Don Bosco Technical Institute, Rosemead, California
    • April 19, 2006, Electronics, Computer Science (one quarter each, introductory courses:)
    • 2001-2002 - Manufacturing Technology
  • 2002-2004 - San Dimas High School, San Dimas, California
    • 2002-2003 - Film Making & Animation ROP
    • 2003-2004 - Advanced Film Making & Animation ROP, Art
  • 2004-Present - The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles, Santa Monica, California
    • 2004-2007 - Media Arts & Animation major, Bachelor of Science program (2D Animation, 3D Animation and Modeling, Motion Graphics, Compositing, Visual Effects. See full list of courses here.)


Computer Applications
  • 3ds max
  • Maxon Cinema 4D
  • Shake
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Macromedia Deamweaver
  • Macromedia Fireworks
  • Macromedia Flash
  • Microsoft Office


  • Boy Scouts of America
    • ?-1996 - Cub Scout (Pack 791 - La Puente, California)
    • 1996-2000 - Boy Scout (Troop 791 - La Puente, California)
    • 2000-2002 - Boy Scout (Troop 433 - West Covina, California)
    • 2002-2003 - Boy Scout (Troop 791)
    • 2003 - Eagle Scout (Troop 791)
    • 2005-Present - Assistant Scoutmaster (Troop 791)
    • 2006-Present - Assistant Cubmaster (Pack 791)
  • Order of the Arrow (Scouting honor society - community service organization)
    • 2003-Present - Member (Ta Tanka Lodge - Pasadena, California)
    • 2003 - City of Hope: Walk for Hope - water station captain (Durate, California)
    • 2004 - Chapter Vice-Chief of Program - Kiowa Chapter (La Puente, California)
    • 2005 - Golden Eagle District Camporee - Staff (Trask Scout Reservation, Monrovia, California)
    • 2005 - Chairman of 2005 Lodge Order of the Arrow Conference (LOAC)/Fellowship (September 16-18, Trask Scout Reservation, Monrovia, California)
    • 2005 - Lodge Vice-Chief of Program - Ta Tanka Lodge, San Gabriel Valley Council, Pasadena, California


  • 2002: Student Council Award - Marquee Management - Don Bosco Technical Institute, Rosemead, California
  • October 30, 2003: Eagle Scout - Boy Scouts of America
  • 2003: Grand Marshal - Opening Day Parade - La Puente National Little League, La Puente, California
Copyright © 2005 Alexander James Begg Last Updated: April 19, 2006