Elle Ornido studied cinematography at San Francisco State, Cal State Northridge, and City College of San Francisco. Her professional training spans various fields, including world cinema, cinematography, experimental cinema, film production & producing, digital & film photography, the Adobe Suite, Movie Magic, Toon Boom Animation, broadcasting, and graphic design.
Today, Elle is a Third Order Dominican (by the name of Miss Elle Diana (d’Andalo) Jordan (of Saxony) Ornido, OP) and uses her talents to serve the Catholic Church. For over two years, Elle has enjoyed working for St. Dominic’s, for which she does videography, photography, and graphic design. She has contributed to bringing daily Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours to viewers around the globe, gaining over 700,000 views. Being a freelance photographer and videographer, Elle has worked with over 200 clients of all ages and all walks of life. Her work has primarily served the Dominican Order, but she has also worked with the Archdiocese of San Francisco on photo restoration projects. Several of her photos have been featured in art exhibitions, including Fra Angelico Society’s God’s Time Art Show and the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s Art Exhibition. She has also been a guest speaker at Catholic ministries and events.