Talent Guide

Akina Van de Velde

  • Discipline:Cinematographer
  • Program Year:Project Involve 2022


Akina Van de Velde is a freelance cinematographer based in Los Angeles and New York City. For the last 10 years, she has worked in film and video production creating content for nonprofits and commercial clients including: Adidas, Fitbit, Buzzfeed, NYLON, VICE, Hulu and Condé Nast. She received her MFA from UCLA’s Theater, Film & Television Program and now focuses on narrative and emotionally-resonating storytelling. Her work has screened at Sundance, Outfest, and various other film festivals. When not on set, she is at the mercy of her Labrador Retriever, Rothko.