Welcome!

I’ve been working in the film industry for more than decade, and I created this site to share. Not just my work, but also the battle stories and lessons that I’ve learned along the way.

Use the top menu to navigate. There’s the projects that I’ve written, directed or done visual effects on. Also, if you’re here for the Articles, check out my blog.

I hope you get as much value out of reading as I got from sharing. If you’d like to stay up to date with my latest projects subscribe to e-mail newsletter on the right. I share exclusive content through there (currently you can watch the Nexus short by signing up).

Sincerely,

Carlos Aldana


Latest Articles

Nexus Short Film

Alright, this post is incredibly overdue, but I made a new short film! I started this post like four times at different points in the process. One before the IndieGoGo campaign, one in pre-prodution, etc. But I always got busy by working on the short, and never got...

How to read screenplays on an e-reader

The advent of e-readers like the Kindle or Nook made reading on the go easier than ever. Well, for books anyway. The problem with Screenplays (typically shared as PDFs) is that e-readers will typically give you two options to read PDFs. Either cram the full page into...

Kepler – Guerreros

I recently directed this action music video for a cool band, Kepler. The lead vocals, Carlos Peña is a singer from Guatemala who won Latin American Idol in 2007. We happen to know each other since we were newborns due to the fact that we're cousins. So when he needed...

Google Glass and Jetpacks

My friend Rebecca let us borrow her Google Glass so we could take them jetpacking. I was nervous about flying with Glass over the ocean, but I saw other videos and pictures of people using it on a water slide and in the shower, so I decided to give it a shot. I didn't...

The obvious problem finding backers on Kickstarter (in hindsight)

There's a lesson I learned when launching my failed Kickstarter campaign. It seems obvious now, but I just didn't see it before when I was working on my campaign. It's very simple and it's something every good marketer knows: Your Twitter and Facebook friends are not...