Elvin Herrera is a documentary filmmaker and video editor based in Los Angeles, California. He received his B.A. in Cinema and Television Arts from California State University Northridge and an M.F.A. in Film and Television from Mount Saint Mary's University. During his early college years, Herrera discovered his calling as a filmmaker through documenting cultural and social justice events, while at the same time exploring his Chicano roots and overcoming the challenges of being a first generation college student.
As Herrera became involved with grassroots organizations, he grew passionate in capturing groups fighting for social justice in their communities. Till this day he often travels to L.A.’s Olvera Street and Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights for inspiration. Through the embrace of his Chicano identity and community involvement, Herrera developed a talent for documentary filmmaking, by documenting the spirit of the people and advocating their struggle.
Throughout Herrera’s work, there are unique compositions of life happening. He successfully captures moments within moments, complementing both an explosion of color and texture in his framing.
Herrera has worked post-production for the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Spotify, and Compathos TV. He has also been a cinematographer for numerous conferences, festivals, documentaries, and film screenings.
Herrera has screened his short documentary La Casita Rosa in four film festivals and won the 2020 Humanitas Social Video Impact Award presented by SIMA Studios.
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