Aldo Mora-Blanco

Aldo Mora-Blanco was born in East San Jose and graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz, with a B.A. in Film and Digital Media. Shortly after graduation, he moved to New York City to continue his career as a freelance filmmaker. Luckily, Bay Area filmmaking opportunities presented themselves in 2007, which brought him back to the Best Coast. In 2012, he joined the KQED team and has worked with the Bay Area PBS affiliate ever since by managing the online communities for the national student film showcase Film School Shorts and the Bay Area documentary series Truly CA.

He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two cats. He’s also an avid tabletop gamer and would love to play a hand of Dominion with you.

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Academy Award-nominated “White Earth” | Interview with J. Christian Jensen

Academy Award-nominated “White Earth” | Interview with J. Christian Jensen

| February 18, 2015

Watch our interview with Academy Award Nominee J. Christian Jensen.

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Film School Shorts Interviews Student Filmmakers at Cinequest Film Festival 25

Film School Shorts Interviews Student Filmmakers at Cinequest Film Festival 25

| February 17, 2015

San Jose’s biggest film festival Cinequest will showcase some of the nation’s finest student films at the College Film Competition, and Film School Shorts will be there to cover it!

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“Total Freak” | Interview with Andrew Ellmaker

“Total Freak” | Interview with Andrew Ellmaker

| February 6, 2015

Read our interview with Andrew Ellmaker, filmmaker of the bizarre Columbia University short film “Total Freak.”

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“Steadfast Stanley” | Interview with John Cody Kim

“Steadfast Stanley” | Interview with John Cody Kim

| February 3, 2015

Read our interview with John Cody Kim, director of the adorable CalArts animated treat “Steadfast Stanley.”

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Ask a Film Festival Programmer | SFIndiefest’s Jay Wertzler

Ask a Film Festival Programmer | SFIndiefest’s Jay Wertzler

| February 3, 2015

Get a peek inside the mind of a short film festival programmer. Read our interview with SFIndiefest’s Jay Wertzler.

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“11 Minute Mile” | Interview with Andrew Wood

“11 Minute Mile” | Interview with Andrew Wood

| February 3, 2015

Read our interview with Andrew Wood, filmmaker of the harrowing USC film “11-Minute Mile.”

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“Keep the Change” | Interview with Rachel Israel

“Keep the Change” | Interview with Rachel Israel

| January 30, 2015

Read our interview with Rachel Israel, filmmaker of the tender Columbia University short film “Keep the Change.”

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SFIndieFest Celebrates its 17th Year – and a New Partnership with Film School Shorts!

SFIndieFest Celebrates its 17th Year – and a New Partnership with Film School Shorts!

| January 21, 2015

Since 1998, the SF Independent Film Festival (SF Indiefest for short) has brought independent cinema from around the world to the Bay Area, and this year we’re partnering with them!

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What is #filmSOS?

What is #filmSOS?

| January 5, 2015

Every month, Film School Shorts produces the #filmSOS recap. It’s a one stop shop to find the best and most deserving projects that are using Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and Seed & Spark to fund their shorts.

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Going Au Naturel: How ‘Wild’ Used Available Light

Going Au Naturel: How ‘Wild’ Used Available Light

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Shooting under natural lighting conditions is a tough choice and begs the question: will it increase your film’s gritty edge? Or will your film look better suited for a FAIL compilation?

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