Carlos López Estrada

Carlos López Estrada

Carlos López Estrada
English

Carlos Lopez Estrada was born in Mexico City to an unconventional family: His parents both worked in television, his grandfather was an acclaimed journalist, and his grandmother a theater actress. Carlos spent the majority of his childhood going to the theater, visiting television sets and growing up in a truly art-conscious environment. It is from these experiences that Carlos developed a profound appreciation for the arts. He started making movies at age 8 when his mother gave him his first 8mm camera for Christmas.
At age 14, Carlos moved to Miami, Florida to finish high school. Three years later, he re-located to California to study film production at Chapman University. Before turning 21, Carlos was offered his first professional job directing a music video for a major music label. This event marked the beginning of a long creative journey, where he would rapidly grow and mature as a young director.
Carlos has directed music videos for a number of consolidated music acts under labels such as Sony, Warner, Interscope, Universal, and Capitol Records, as well as commercials for MTV and the OC Register. His work has been featured in a variety of respected online forums (Pitchfork, The Onion, and Cartoon Brew) and has been broadcasted on networks such as MTV, VH1 and E!Entertainment. Some of his videos have screened in festivals like SXSW, the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto, Canada.
Carlos work is best described as inventive, colorful and heartfelt. He strives to create fresh imagery and genuine emotion with a combination of animation, live action, and special effects. He has been honing the skill of wrangling a vision into something tangible, while incorporating a sense of heart and truth into dark or humorous storylines.
He lives in Los Angeles, California and is represented by Doomsday Entertainment (US) for music videos and Contendio Neto (MX) for commercials.