Carmen Cabana is a cinematographer of Afro-Hispanic descent raised in Colombia and Venezuela. Her TV work includes: CITY ON FIRE (Apple TV+), DUSTER (HBO and Bad Robot pilot); RESIDENT EVIL (Netflix); Ms. MARVEL (Marvel Studios & Disney+); HIGH FIDELITY (Hulu) ; VIDA S1/S2 (Starz/Lionsgate), NARCOS S2 (Netflix), LOS ANGELES (Amazon pilot).
Her film work includes 24 independent features including NOCTURNE starring Sydney Sweeney (Blumhouse and Amazon)
Carmen's years of experience and ability for understanding story, capturing emotion and visual dynamism has catapulted her towards the top choices for female cinematographers.
She has been recognized in magazines like Variety and American Cinematographer for her work on HIGH FIDELITY (May/2010), also as a "RISING STAR IN CINEMATOGRAPHY" (May/2020) and (Feb/2017); VIDA S1 was featured in ICG Magazine (Oct/2018). Variety (Aug/2016) mentioned Carmen Cabana in the Below the Line report "UP NEXT" as one of the most promising filmmakers.
Bilingual, quickly to adapt and collaborate with locals, Carmen has filmed features in 16 US states and in South Africa, Mexico, Cuba and Colombia.
She teaches cinematography workshops around the world as well as empowerment talks. Her past appearances include: UCLA’s: Available Lighting class and the 2020 and 2021 Summer Series; HBO Access; NAMIC's "Latino Creatives in Entertainment"; HRTS Women of the West "Diversity on Television Panel", Erman Baradi’s Industry Panel; "Seen and Heard": Women Empowerment Panel-DTLA Film Festival; STAGE 32 "Women in Entertainment Panel"; Arri and Film Independent Project Involve Cinematography workshop; The 8th and 9th Annual Masters in Motion Film Conference (Austin-Texas); Rule the Set "Cinematography for episodic TV" (Atlanta-GA); ENFOCUS Cinematography workshop (Costa Rica) , LITEPANEL’s workshop(Vegas); LITEPANEL and ADORAMA “Gemini” workshop” (NY)
Carmen is a Film Independent Project Involve Fellow (2010), A Sundance Director's Lab Crew Participant (2008) and a member of the Friends of the ASC.
Proficient colorist in Davinci Resolve