Alex Levy didn't cut his teeth in the streets of Chicago, though he did start teething there. Levy only lived in Chicago for five months and he considers those days as his first.
The Dawning of Age
1994 - 2008
Both Levy parents were musicians—Mother Levy a piano teacher, Father Levy a history professor at a music conservatory. In fact, much of the family is artistic: Brother Levy (the elder) an animator and filmmaker; Gramps Levy a watercolor painter; Auntie & Uncle both thespians…
Naturally growing up, Levy likened himself an Artist. He didn't anticipate the trials and tribulations of such a likening. Had he, he might have likened otherwise. But he didn't, so liken he did.
*male presenting nipples because of the beard
Honing of Craft
2008 - 2013
Levy studied filmmaking and editing under the tutelage of the late Professor Emeritus Kenneth Robinson, whose particular claim to fame was as editor of the film Purple Rain. His instruction of editing was deeply insightful. Here's a beautiful tribute to Ken from another former student.