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.
I was dually enrolled in high school and City College for two years. At City College, I learned industry-standard production tools (e.g., Photoshop, ProTools, Adobe Premiere). I 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 earning 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 finishing my final semester 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 on film production cinematography. I was professionally trained in an advanced level of photography and cinematography. I am currently studying film history, international film, and experimental filmmaking at SFSU’s School of Cinema.
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 live streams, photography, and the establishment and management of the video production studio. I am the Communications Chair for the American Branch of Fra Angelico Society, a Catholic artist collective outside of work. As the previous Communications Chair of all branches, I maintained communication between international locations in Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, and America.
My filmmaking, especially photography, draws from experimental and surrealist techniques to make highly symbolic work inspired by religious Renaissance art. I strive to use my 6 years of experience in filmmaking and photography to bring inspiring stories to the world.