May 20, 2016
El Paso City Representative Peter Svarzbein hopes better tax incentives for the film industry will create more jobs and keep El Paso's talent from leaving home. New Mexico offers up to 30 percent for films and television. Last year, Texas cut its film incentive program by two-thirds. El Paso filmmaker and producer Carlos Corral would like to see more film projects brought to the Sun City.
February 11, 2016
Check out our latest website for the Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso. Donating on your phone to Catholic parishes, schools, ministries, and charities has never been easier! The site was designed in collaboration with our friends at Coffee Creative.
September 01, 2015
Charles Horak talks with Carlos Corral, producer & partner with MindWarp, and host of EP Film. Corral talks about the unique nature of the El Paso film scene, and the cooperation and networking that takes place amongst area filmmakers.
March 10, 2015
El Paso's film scene is off to a very strong start with news of two short films, Odessa and Sunrise, being accepted into the 2015 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. Be on the look out for Odessa and Sunrise as they make their way around the film festival circuit in 2015.
December 09, 2014
MindWarp's Carlos Corral was hired as the location sound mixer for ABC's Great Christmas Light fight for the El Paso story. The television show was shot at Fred Loya's home with his amazing Christmas decorations and light show. The Loya family ended up winning the $50,000 grand prize.
October 29, 2014
Despite all of these new breakthroughs in camera resolution technology, something significant has begun to take hold in the indie filmmaker scene. Indie filmmakers are coming to the realization that STORY is the one thing that holds the most value with their independent films.
September 18, 2014
MindWarp's Carlos Corral was hired as the location sound mixer for Land Rover's new Discovery Sport car commercial. The commercial was shot at Virgin Galactic’s Spaceport in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. The commercial tells the story of the ultimate adventure and how Land Rover and Virgin Galactic are joining forces to conquer the final frontier--space.
September 10, 2014
One of the major assets that fuels a city's creative scene is its youth. Young people create identities in order to differentiate themselves from the previous generation. A new generation of filmmakers is doing just that here in El Paso, TX.
August 20, 2014
During the months of March and April of 2014, I was hired as the location sound mixer by Lightbox Entertainment, a production company hired by Microsoft to take on the role of Tomb Raiders and investigate if the legend of Atari was real.
August 12, 2014
We've embedded our logo into our conference room! We had the metallic sign created by Tulips & Toadstools in Napa, California. Check out the photos below to see the creative process of how they welded our MindWarp Logo together and what the final product looks like in our conference room.
May 30, 2014
HGTV's House Hunters came to Las Cruces, New Mexico to follow newly weds Trevor and Kristen Hodgkins as they searched for a new home. MindWarp's Carlos Corral was called in to do location sound mixing for the television episode that will be airing later on in November of 2014.
January 08, 2014
MindWarp's very own Carlos Corral provides on-location sound services for the short film “Odessa”. A crew for the short film was at the border fence west of Santa Teresa, N.M. Tuesday. The film, which will be about ten minutes long, is based on a post apocalyptic storyline in which Texas becomes its own country again in the future. The film was in its second day of a four-day shooting schedule.
October 22, 2013
Local website designer Octavio Corral of Mind Warp LLC said the problems HealthCare.gov has encountered are to be expected with such a huge launch site. On Oct. 1, Americans without health insurance were able to apply for coverage as a result of the "Affordable Care Act."
March 27, 2013
With DATAMARK's new art direction in place, the next step was animation. An animated scenario would illustrate how a business process outsourcing program would benefit a Fortune 500 company's workflow.
February 16, 2012
MindWarp has officially won 3 Gold Addy Awards along with the Best of Show honors for the “No Te Dejes/Don’t Let Yourself” campaign at this year’s El Paso Addy Awards (put on by the Advertising Federation of El Paso).
October 01, 2011
The El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence is an education reform group that has worked for 20 years in transforming schools to ensure academic success for students in the El Paso area. With that said, the organization carried a multitude of material and information that awaited to be shown in the appropriate light.
July 07, 2011
Well, its official. Our company has officially switched from Final Cut Studio 3 to Adobe Production Premium 5.5. I’ll state the obvious reasons in this blog post. I will also tell you why we didn’t choose AVID Media Composer along with why we aren’t even going to spend the $299 on Final Cut Imovie Pro X. But first, a little history.
April 21, 2011
Due to a recent grant from Gov. Rick Perry’s Criminal Justice Department, MindWarp was given the honorable privilege of providing creative media to promote healthy relationships in the El Paso community and surrounding rural areas. In collaboration with the El Paso County Attorney’s Office and the 34th Judicial District Attorney’s Office , we successfully provided culturally sensitive and accessible marketing materials about domestic abuse and dating violence.
February 05, 2011
This past weekend, MindWarp won two ADDY awards at the 2011 El Paso Advertising Federation ADDY Awards. Recognized pieces include our TV commercial for local florist Botanica Flowers and our animated intro for the El Paso Marathon promotion video.
July 07, 2009
Im sure everyone has had this argument with someone they know or work with. I’ve had this discussion/argument with a cinematographer who has both shot on film and on RED and still prefers 35mm over RED despite the long waiting period and higher costs of production.
May 06, 2009
My friend Phil Geotz from Texas Media Systems invited me to a small filmmaker get together where I met fellow Austin filmmakers Matt Iha and Rod Cole. We all got to speak with Scott A. Burch, one of the JVC district sales managers from Texas.
February 17, 2009
I feel it is time that I give you all a little insight into my creative thought process for logo design. Although my strength is in website design, many of the concepts and ideas needed to create a logo for a client are similar enough that it is a natural extension.