Film School Shorts
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.
Film School Shorts's Latest Posts
Simon Savelyev’s ‘Googly Eyes’ is the perfect cynical romantic comedy for Valentine’s Day, or, really, any day of the year.
Film School Shorts is proud to premiere Tin, a bittersweet stop-motion short by Brandon Lake set to a jazz soundtrack.
Benjamin Rutkowski talks to Film School Shorts about working both as a director and a cinematographer.
Zachary Kerschberg’s in-progress trio of films will blend multiple genres and filmmaking styles as it follows a diverse group of characters living in the German city.
Set in the fast-paced fast food industry, ‘Foodfellas’ is a spoof of Martin Scorsese’s classic mob flick ‘Goodfellas’.
Luke Jaden, producer/director of ‘King Ripple’ (Season 4), shares what it’s like being a full-time student also working full-time in the film industry.
King Ripple is as visually stunning as it is terrifying, and Jaden gave us a behind-the-scenes look into the process of putting together his horror short.
Zelos director Thoranna Sigurdardottir shares why she went to film school, the importance of preparation, and the technical challenges of making a movie about cloning.
If you’re a fan of shows like Black Mirror and Westworld, we’re pretty sure you’re going to love Zelos, the sci-fi short film by director Thoranna Sigurdardottir.
‘I Feel Stupid’ director Milena Pastreich took some time to tell us a little bit more about her experience working on the film, how UCLA trained her to wear a lot of hats, and the best way to capture moving birds on film.