Ángel Granados is a recent returnee to the Austin film community after having lived and worked in Los Angeles and San Diego for over a decade. While in Los Angeles, Ángel served as an in-house cinematographer for the American Society of Cinematographers and American Cinematographer Magazine.Throughout his career, Ángel has directed and photographed a variety of award-winning projects including narrative features and shorts, documentaries, and commercials. His film work has taken him to five continents around the globe and his films have screened in a number of festivals including SXSW and Cine Las Americas. In 2012, Ángel won the CINE Golden Eagle Award for his cinematography on the short film Waltham Vanguard. He also photographed television pilot Hollywood Heights which won a Student Emmy in 2007 and the documentary Strong Souls, Gentle Spirits which won an Emmy in 2008.

Ángel has lectured about film production, film directing and cinematography at UCLA; San Diego State University; Howard University were he was an Assistant Professor in Media, Journalism, and Film; and Autonomous University of Baja California in Mexicali, Mexico. At Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City, continues to build a curriculum for the communication department’s budding film production program. In 2012, Ángel was a fellow at the Global Cinematography Institute in Hollywood and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Cinematography from University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master of Arts degree in Television, Film, and New Media – Directing from San Diego State University.


Angel Granados
Adjunct Associate Professor