Ángel Granados is an award-winning cinematographer based in Los Angeles.  His approach to filmmaking emulates the work of the great Mexican muralists - Rivera, Orozco, Siquieros.  He draws inspiration from their desires to display narrative visual art in spaces more inviting to the general public than the art gallery.  As a director and cinematographer, he maintains his vision as an artist first, allowing the craft and technical aspects of the media to follow and serve the concept. 

Granados’ artistic vision is greatly influenced by his diverse background.  His film career began when he worked as a freelance art photographer and photojournalist for the San Antonio Ranger newspaper.  His interest in social issues and growing body of compelling photographic work quickly propelled him into the creative class of the Austin, Texas film scene.  With more than a decade of experience behind the camera, Granados has filmed, photographed and edited a wide variety of feature-length projects, including photographing the Emmy Award-winning TV series pilot “Hollywood Heights”.  

Ángel is an Assistant Professor of Cinematography at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and regularly shoots productions for ASC’s American Cinematographer Magazine. He also lectures at Universidad Autonoma de Baja California in Mexicali, Mexico and Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City.  He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Cinematography from the University of California, Los Angeles as well as a Master of Arts degree in Directing from San Diego State University.  He is now completing a documentary in El Salvador for Engineers Without Borders USA and preparing to shoot a feature-length narrative film in the summer.

Granados’ extensive photographic work that spans five continents, coupled with his multi-cultural upbringing, allows him to examine most mainstream themes from an alternative and global perspective.  The fusion of these worlds makes Granados an eclectic and versatile cinematographer.

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