Alexander Film & Video Works
Alexander Film & Video Services is your one-stop media shop. Many people know that for over 88 years, we've specialized in film and video transfers, duplications, and replications. But did you know we also have an award-winning video production department capable of handling all types of projects; from television commercial production and corporate marketing videos to personal family and wedding videos. We also have the ability to deliver your projects on whatever format you desire, including streaming video and email video services.
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Founded by brothers J. Don and Don M. Alexander in Spokane, Washington in 1919, the Alexander Film Company was once the world's largest producer of theater film advertising. In today's movie theaters, theater film advertising is what is shown before the trailers which are shown before the featured film. While the Alexander Film Co. only made a whopping $2.50 its first year, the use of advertisements in local movie theaters quickly gained acceptance from theater owners and businesses nationwide. The use of theater advertising grew so rapidly in the early twenties that Alexander Film Co. decided to relocate to a larger studio in Englewood, Colorado in 1923 and then again in 1928 to an even larger lot in Colorado Springs. By the early 1950's Alexander was producing between 2000 to 3000 advertisement films a year and had a library covering over 8200 different subjects.
In its heyday, Alexander Film Company's lot hosted 32 full size motion picture sets, modern film and audio laboratories, a sound recording department, an art department capable of creating cartoon animation, stop motion, backgrounds and other special movie effects, an engineering department and a full service print shop. To run this massive complex Alexander employed over 600 people locally and the annual payroll exceeded $2.5 million. A client list included a "who's who" of the nation's leading manufacturers including General Motors, Ford, U.S. Rubber, Philco, and Seven-Up. Regional offices were established in Dallas, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The late 1950's saw the remarkable collapse of Alexander Film Co. through the advent of television and the closing of many local theaters throughout the country. What dealt the most crippling blow, however, was the fact that Alexander was a non-union shop which caused them to be "blacklisted" by industry professionals making it impossible for national advertisers to use Alexander produced commercials.
Today, Alexander Film Company exists as Alexander Film and Video Services. Over the last couple of decades our primary business has been with film and tape transfers, duplications, and replications. But we have recently resurrected our video production department with the hire of an award winning production team and the purchase of new state-of-the-art equipment. We were proud to produce this year's Pikes Peak Advertising Federation's Addy Awards Video and look forward to showcasing all of our capabilities through our new Streaming and Email video services.
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Alexander Film & Video Services
2222 West Colorado Ave
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