Calzatti is well versed in the creative and technical aspects of directing, shooting, editing and creating CGI/visual effects. He has directed videos for major companies such as Atlantic, Sony, EMI, A&M, SRC/Zoo Ent., East West Records, American Records, WEA International, Quality Records, Jive, Hollywood Records and BMG/RCA. Most recently, he shot the critically acclaimed "rockumentary" “Heima - a film by Sigur Rós". In 2010 Alan served as a cinematographer on "Go Quiet", a film with jonsi (Jón Þór Birgisson), the film was directed by Dean DeBlois.
Calzatti is a son of a Director of Photography and a grandson of a Director. At the age of six, his family migrated to Israel, where his father shot documentaries throughout the war torn Middle East. In 1981, Calzatti’s family moved to Los Angeles and shortly after high school, he began directing and producing numerous industrials and productions for the home video market. A few years later, he directed and shot his first music video for the group Compton's Most Wanted.
In 1990 (with partner Jeff Clark), Calzatti formed Calzatti/Clark Productions, later changing the name to Sputnik Films. Throughout the next 18 years, he completed over 250 music videos and numerous commercials for the US and international markets. In 1996, Calzatti received the MTV Viewers Choice Award for Get Down (You're the One for Me). One year later, Calzatti repeated that success with 'N Sync, which climbed to a number one position on the European charts. In 2007, he directed a music video for the Russian singer Alsou.