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 and other non-film adventures and projects.

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.

Sincerely,

Carlos Aldana


Latest Articles

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...

Kickstarter vs IndieGoGo: Choosing the right platform

This seems to be the eternal question, there's a million articles out there with the pros and cons about each one. In the end, I realized it doesn't matter that much. For our campaign we decided to go with Kickstarter mainly for two reasons: Recognizability First I...

Why I stopped making people look younger and thinner

It is widely known that models and celebrities never look in real life like they do in pictures. Magazines and ads in particular are famous for photoshopping the hell out of them. You know... Take a pimple out, or wrinkles, remove a double chin, add a six pack, etc....

How to get paid for acting and stop waiting tables

Go to any restaurant or coffee shop in or around Hollywood and you'll find that your servers lead double lives, 'I'm really an actor' one will say with pride while pulling out a shiny business card with his/her headshot on it. When people outside the industry think of...