Professor PhD Alexandru Sterian is the International Affairs and Erasmus+ UNATC IL Caragiale Vice Rector and member of UNATC Doctoral School Council since 2019.
Since 2009, when he joined the UNATC Film Faculty, Alex has been involved in several teaching modules and introduced the Digital Cinematography class for Bachelor degree second year curricula.
As a previous experience Alex has been an active cinematographer with a broad expertise from feature films to documentary and advertising projects. That spans from 1994 to present times.
Director of Photography for more than 20 feature and short films productions which have have been selected at prestigious film festivals like Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Sarajevo, Clermont-Ferrand, TIFF.
An active member of academic society from Bucharest and Cluj, where Alex is visiting professor at Babes Bolyai University since 2017. The habilitation thesis from 2017 propose him at UNATC Doctoral Studies School where, since 2018, also teaches and is part of the Directorial Board.
His organisational abilities comes from his position in Romanian Society of Cinematographers as president of it from 2009 till now (www.rscine.ro).
In UNATC Alex teaches at all academic levels. At Doctoral School, habilitated since 2018 and at cinematography department for Master and Bachelor Degree. For Master Degree he teaches at Production Department, Documentary (English curricula) Cinematography and Directing Department, and for Bachelor at Cinematography and Photography.
Alex papers and publications include several books as follows:
-“Nowadays feature film aesthetics and new media influences” ISBN 978-973-1790-98-5, UNATC Press, 2016
-“Film Composition, camera moves aesthetics” ISBN 978-606-8757-13-1, UNATC Press 2017
-“Digital Cinematography” ISBN 978-606-8757-14-8, UNATC Press, 2017
-“Film Composition, Lighting” ISBN 978-606-082-007-9, UNATC Press 2021
And academic papers in various film and drama magazines:
-"The Work of Art in the Age of Technical Miniaturization: New media and Film Language" Close-Up Vol.2 No 2/2018, ISSN 2286-4466, UNATC Press
-"The Blair Witch Project and the Mockumentary approach" in "Magic and Witchcraft. Historical, Anthropological and Artistic Perspectives", Mega Press, Cluj-Napoca, ISBN 978-606-020-245-5
-"Elements of Cinematic Creation. Object image and Character Anthropomorphization" Doctoral Horizons Vol. 1 No. 2/2020, ISSN 2734-4479, UNATC Press