I recently studied for a year at The American Film Institute Conservatory and have been working on both SD and HD projects as a Cinematographer, Camera Operator, Camera Assistant, Best Boy, and Grip. I am based in Los Angeles and can also work as a local in San Antonio and Austin, Texas. I am available to travel, and I have a valid passport. I enjoy working on narrative and documentary projects, and I have a particular affinity for shooting in black and white. I would love to travel the world as a cinematographer working on features, shorts, documentaries, commercials, and music videos.

Favorite TV Shows

  • Ugly Betty, Flight of the Conchords, Dexter, My Boys

Favorite Music

  • Incubus, Muse, The Mars Volta, Rage Against The Machine, Zero Seven, Sound Garden, Silverchair, Eisley, Juanes, Reik, The Gotan Project

Favorite Books

  • Lord of the Flies, Macbeth

Favorite Movies

  • American Beauty, The Motorcycle Diaries, Trade, Amelie, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Amores Perros, Babel, Luna, Requiem for a Dream, Little Children, The New World, 28 Days Later, A Little Princess (1995), Muriel’s Wedding, Double Indemnity, A Clockwork Orange, The Last Laugh, Bonnie & Clyde, Soy Cuba, Lemony Snicket’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Rosemary’s Baby, Oldboy, Raging Bull, The Fall, What a Way to Go

Mariscela Mendez cinematographer 2 Mariscela Mendez - 1Lighting, Crew, Cinematographer (Studio City, CA)


  • Portrayable Age 26 yrs old
  • Height 5′ 0″
  • Eye Color Brown
  • Hair Length Long
  • Hair Color Brown
  • Ethnic Appearance Latino/Hispanic