Valentina Martinico was born and raised in Milan, Italy where she studied Literature, European History and Philosophy before receiving BA from the Universitá Cattolica of Milan with a focus in Media Studies- concentration in Motion Picture, Theater and Cultural Events.
Immediately after graduation, Valentina worked for several years as First Assistant Director, Producer and Cinematographer between Puerto Rico, Spain and Italy.
In 2014 Valentina received MFA in Cinematography from the prestigious AFI Conservatory, and since then she is been constantly working as Cinematographer and Gaffer, in different content formats (mostly narrative, but also documentary, commercial and reality). She recently toured as Official Photographer for the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker for the American Tour 2015.
Her extensive educational and work background allows Valentina to be proficient in all digital and film format.
Passionate and versatile, this Los Angeles based Cinematographer, aims to create a powerful cinematic imagery that enhances emotions and honestly tells the story.