My name is Elle Ornido.
After receiving six years of film production training from City College of San Francisco, California State University Northridge, and San Francisco State University, I see the world differently. While others see everyday events, I think about composition, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, frame rate, and camera angles to turn everyday phenomena into art.
For two years, I was dually enrolled in high school and City College. At City College, I learned industry-standard production tools (e.g., Photoshop, ProTools, Adobe Premiere) and applied these tools to audio and video production for online streaming. Since I learned these industry tools well, I was granted the Audio and Video for the Web Certificate. After I earned the Audio and Video for the Web Certificate, I turned my focus to film production studies. Most recently at City College, I have begun studies in animation.
After transferring from California State University Northridge’s world-acclaimed and competitive Film Production School, I am now finishing my final year of film school at San Francisco State University’s distinguished School of Cinema. As a previous student of the Cinema & Television Arts (CTVA) program, my emphasis was in film production cinematography where I was professionally trained in an advanced level of photography and cinematography. Presently, I am primarily studying film history and international film at SFSU’s School of Cinema to improve storytelling and technique.
But my practice does not stop at film school! I have professional photography and videography business outside of film school. In addition, I am the Creative Director of Media at St Dominic’s Catholic Church. As the Creative Director of Media, I am in charge of graphic design for livestreams, photography, and the establishment and management of the video production studio. Outside of work, I am the Communications Chair for all branches of Fra Angelico Society, a Catholic artist collective, where I maintain communication between international locations such as Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, and America.
My ambition is to be a film director and to tell stories that are not usually brought to mainstream media: religion and culture. I most strongly wish to use film to represent Catholic values and portray the dignity of Asian American women, culture, and society.
Please see my experiences, awards, and more in my resume: