Elsa Valdez

Cinematographer/Editor/Director/Cam Op/Gaffer

Multimedia Filmmaker | www.orignaltomboy.com | elsa@originaltomboy.com


Cinematographer, editor  & director with  strong film production, lighting technician, camera &  software skills .  

seeks opportunities to collaborate as director of photography and as a full time, multimedia film & video artist for a 

multimedia film boutique or production company.


Affluent in Red, Black Magic, Cannon, Arri, 16 mm, Premier, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office

Macintosh, Mind Body, Aspen, Zoom Audio, Mole lights, Arri Lights, Lighting Technician, Camera Assistant

Boom Operator, Camera Operator, Ronin S, Ronin MX, Dolly Grip, Best Boy Electric, Gaffer, Final Cut Pro 7


Brooks Institute of Photography - 2007

Bachelor of  Fine Arts in Commercial Film and Video Production


American Film Institute Conservatory - 2009
Master of Fine Arts in Cinematography

KRI Level I International Teacher Training Program in Kundalini Yoga - 2013 

School for the Shamanic Arts - 2017

Volunteer Experience or Leadership

SheSees.org teaching young women to make films -2017 - present
LA Downtown Women's Homeless Center 2014 - present
The Good Shepard Center for Homeless Women - 2013- present

Volunteer Revelations Entertainment - Morgan Freeman - 2006/Internship


Interlochen Center for the Arts - Interlochen MI -Guest Artist in Residence/Faculty Instructor - Fall 2018 to present

(Cinematography/Post Production & Editing)

California Institute of the Arts - Santa Clarita, CA -Adjunct Professor Photo & Media Department - 2017 to present (Introduction to DSLR/Post Production and Sound basics with Premier)

Golden Sol Yoga, Los Angeles CA, -Kundalini Yoga Teacher - 2014 - 2018
Golden Bridge Yoga- Hollywood-Santa Monica, CA -Manager/Kundalini Yoga Teacher - 2010 -2014

Film Lighting Workshops

California Institute of the Arts, Santa Clarita CA - 2017 to present

Art Institute of California,  San Bernardino CA -Lighting Workshops - 2017

New York Film Academy, Burbank CA -  2015 -2017