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59 minutes | 4 days ago
Music Video and Commercial Director June Bae.
Music Video Director June Bae and I sat outside, socially distanced, and chatted about helming hip hop videos and launching a commercial directing career. His latest video for Ameer Vann, for the rapper’s new ditty IDFIATOK, literally dropped today and has tens of thousands of views already. (PS it has bad words.) June is a talented filmmaker on the rise, his passion, journey and…
18 minutes | 11 days ago
Creative Directors Rich Terry And Matt Mowat Reveal How They Hire Directors.
Why do advertising creatives hire their director? Is it that first call or zoom? How important is the treatment? Well, as we wrapped two fantastic, safe days on set, I asked SVP/Creative Directors Rich Terry and Matt Mowat those exact questions. They gave me an impromptu interview in the back of my Cadillac. When Cinematographer Shane Kelly (“Boyhood”) walked by,…
71 minutes | 18 days ago
ACD/Copywriter Nick Micale and ACD/Art Director Bennett Austin.
We’re closing out 2020 strong with my two distinguished guests, creatives: ACD/Copywriter Nick Micale and ACD/Art Director Bennett Austin, of David & Goliath. You’ll recognize their work in the emotional Super Bowl spot for Kia called “Tough Never Quits” with Josh Jacobs (directed by Serial Pictures’ director John Hillcoat.) I urge y’all to check out Nick and Bennett’s personal sites as well, click…
98 minutes | 22 days ago
Filmmaker Norry Niven.
Filmmaker Norry Niven does it all. He directs tons of national spots (Kia) and major network promos for shows like “Homeland” which offer him such creative control and produces via his Thousand Foot Squid production company. His latest documentary, “Get Back Up”, follows Blue October and chronicles the band’s struggles with substance abuse, mental health, subsequent treatment and recovery. Talking with Norry was a real treat, because…
79 minutes | a month ago
Sound Designer Dallas Taylor.
Dallas Taylor is the host of Twenty Thousand Hertz, one of the most well-crafted podcasts I’ve heard. It reveals the stories behind the world’s most recognizable and interesting sounds. Dallas is also the Creative Director of Defacto Sound, the sound design source for the world’s most thoughtful brands. Dallas is also a sound designer, consultant, writer, and TED mainstage speaker. A real…
21 minutes | a month ago
Filmmakers/Musicians Bright Blue Gorilla.
Bright Blue Gorilla is Robyn Rosenkrantz and Michael Glover. The quit their jobs in 1990, took their guitars to Europe and never looked back. This is the feel good duo we need right now. Check them out and enjoy this chat. They have a new film called “36 Husbands” out that’s a madcap homemade romp. Check it out. The Filmmaker…
59 minutes | a month ago
Commercial Director Ryley Burghall.
I came across a spot for a barber shoppe on Instagram and tracked down the helmer, commercial director Ryley Burghall. Next thing you know we’re chatting filmmaking, music videos and all things about making commercials. Enjoy listening as I loved talking with Ryley. Here’s his Honda spot that I also love. The Filmmaker Diversity Award sends a filmmaker to my Bootcamp for free. Click…
13 minutes | 2 months ago
How Commercial Director Jordan Brady Blew The Zoom Call.
This episode is me telling you how I blew the pitch on the zoom call and what I learned from the experience. Ideally, one of my colleagues will win the gig and everyone will have a fun, productive and safe shoot. The Filmmaker Diversity Award sends a filmmaker to my Bootcamp for free. Click here for more info. Sponsored by Oso Delicious. Commercial…
35 minutes | 2 months ago
Supply & Demand Exec Producer Tim Case.
Tim Case is the Founder/Executive Producer of Supply&Demand. Tim and I attempted to zoom in the early days of the pandemic and ended up chatting on the recorded phone line, but trust me, getting to hear the scope from the EP of the top commercial and music video shoppe makes this episode a dandy. His curated roster of talented filmmakers – Michael…
29 minutes | 2 months ago
Author Wayne Pounds.
Mr. Wayne Pounds are I are LinkedIn friends. He sent me his book called “Number 23 and Me” which I enjoyed so much I thought we’d chat about it. I’ll let you guess what famous basketball player it’s about. Perhaps two? Maybe one of y’all filmmakers wants to option it for a project? Wayne also has a cartoon series, “Cookie Town World,” starring talking cookies that’s…
65 minutes | 2 months ago
Comedian & Podcaster Slade Ham.
Comedian Slade Ham and I met in Kuwait City when we filmed our “I Am Battle Comic” documentary. Eyes on the Ground is Slade’s new podcast series focusing on various aspects of being an artist in the modern world. A 20 year veteran stand-up comedian, Slade has performed in 54 countries on six continents. Most of these shows were for U.S. Troops stationed…
96 minutes | 2 months ago
Commercial Director Michael Koerbel.
Commercial Director Michael Koerbel has been featured by Adweek, Apple, Creativity, SHOOT magazine, the New York Times, CNN, The Guardian, PBS, NPR, and USA Today. Known as a pioneer in the iPhone filmmaking world, he has been invited to speak at The Academy of Arts and Sciences, SAG, the DGA, TEDx, and SXSW. If you really want to go down a rabbit hole, check…
77 minutes | 3 months ago
Editor Chancler Haynes.
Editor Chancler Haynes cuts top commercials like Lexus, Capital One and mega music videos for the Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey and more, as directed by helmer Joseph Kahn (and many lensed by RTP alumni David Weldon.) It’s a great chat you’re gonna love. Check out his reel by clicking here. Commercial Directing Masterclass has helped now 457 filmmakers globally with 100% 5…
87 minutes | 3 months ago
Videomaker Podcast Co-Host Chris Monlux.
Filmmaker, producer, multimedia editor Chris Monlux joins me in a great conversation about all things video, film and staying relevant in the every-changing world of production. You must check out VideoMaker Podcast. Chris and co-host Mike Wilhelm had me on their show last week, worth checking out too. Commercial Directing Masterclass has helped now 450 filmmakers globally with 100% 5 star reviews.…
28 minutes | 3 months ago
“Pure Corazón” Creator/Director Jeannette Godoy.
Filmmaker Jeannette Godoy created and directed “Pure Corazón” a new web series for Bumble, the world’s coolest dating app. Pure Corazón follows 3 Latinx daters from different cultural backgrounds as they courageously navigate dating, life, and identity. Watch “Pure Corazón” now please! Jeannette is a first generation, Mexican-American filmmaker and started her career as a choreographer where she worked in film, television and commercials. She is most…
72 minutes | 3 months ago
Commercial Director Peri & Fylmer.
Commercial Director Peri of Giant Films and I share a love of comedy and performance, and Peri’s devotion to concept and collaboration. Having developed his conceptual abilities over ten years as an advertising writer, Peri has an innate sense of what creatives need on a project. We also discuss Fylmer.tv – his platform for connecting directors with brands. A great resource for…
72 minutes | 3 months ago
Director Andrea Ball.
Commercial Director Andrea Ball started in the business assisting Oscar® Award Winning producer Nicholas Chartier and renowned music video director Samuel Bayer, but she certainly has a style all her own and is a busy director of spots. We talk about self-motivation, treatments and more… Click here to check out her reel, and I’m in love with these spots: Commercial Directing Masterclass has helped now…
72 minutes | 4 months ago
Director Raj Reddy.
Director Raj Reddy thrives working in film, television & commercials, and the common thread in all of his visual narratives is a sense of adventure. Treating the short form with the respect of a cinematic auteur and the long form with a sense of intimacy for small details and narrative connections. Raj works from the underlying belief that all storytelling must…
68 minutes | 4 months ago
Director/DP Warren Purfoy
Warren Purfoy is a LA based Director/Cinematographer, owner of Purfoy Lighting LLC and one of the nicest guy working today. He came up in the lighting department working his way to become a lighting gaffer. In fact, that is how I met Warren when he gaffed for a Scooter the Neutered Cat campaign. Now his directing is taking off. His drive…
59 minutes | 4 months ago
Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, Part Two.
The conclusion to m insightful sit down with Shane Hurlbut, ASC, one of the top cinematographers out there. Shane and Lydia Hurlbut also have the Hurlbut Academy, with in-depth courses that teach all the tricks Shane has amassed over decades of filmmaking. I highly recommend you fill your brain with the Hurlbut offerings. Shane and Lydia’s mission is to elevate the craft of…
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