Elle Ornido has been inspired by filmmakers such as Walt Disney and George Lucas, creative writing, and her previous experience as a pre-professional ballerina. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema from San Francisco State University’s School of Cinema, studied for three years in California State University Northridge’s Film Production School with an emphasis in Cinematography, and earned an Audio and Video for the Web Certificate from City College of San Francisco. From these schools, she has been professionally trained in world cinema, cinematography, experimental cinema, film production & producing, digital & film photography, the Adobe Suite, Movie Magic, Toon Boom Animation, broadcasting, and graphic design.
Elle began her professional artistic work at 16 years old by starting with editing wedding videos and photography. She has continued and expanded her professional work in photography, videography, Adobe Photoshop, graphic design, cinematography, photo restoration, establishing and managing professional video production studios, and live streaming. Her work can be noted in surrealism, portrait photography, architectural photography, and compositing photography.
Elle is now the Communications Chair of the American Branch of Fra Angelico Society (a Catholic Artist Collective) and was formerly also managing the Australian Branch. She has won the best short film in California State University Northridge’s Horror Film Competition. Elle’s photography has been featured in “The Next 50 Years” art exhibition and 16 of her photo restorations in the San Francisco Archdiocese exhibit. In addition, she has been a repeated guest speaker for Fra Angelico Society and St Dominic’s Catholic Church. Her creative and technical experience has contributed to over 1,500 successful live streams that have gained over 500,000 views on YouTube.