Elias Ginsberg was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, and it was this quiet, Midwestern upbringing which pushed Elias to live in his imagination - always dreaming of stories and visuals to turn the mundane into the fantastical. Eventually, his love for storytelling took him to the world-renowned University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, where he combined his passion for art and narratives with his intrigue for technology and science, ultimately following the path to become a cinematographer.
Now, Elias is a Los Angeles based Director of Photography who has photographed dozens of short films, music videos, and has recently completed a feature film. Elias has confidently worked in every position in the Camera and Grip & Electric departments, allowing him to efficiently and proudly lead the two teams into creating a coherent look for the project which emphasizes story and character.
Elias’s passion for cinematography comes from a background in Fine Art photography. Inspired by the works of Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Brassaï, Graciela Iturbide, and many more incredible photographers, Elias strives to capture humanistic stories and hopes audiences see his images as ones which grapple between, disillusionment, reality and truth.