Respect the Process
By Jordan Brady
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We talk tv commercials from concept to completion.
||CleanHow I Deal With Aspect Ratios When Filming Commercials.||Just my thoughts on how to handle 16:9 vs 9:16 and that pesky 1:1 Instagram ratio. It’s a brisk 15 minutes of just me babbling. Love to hear your thoughts. thanks, Jordan Commercial Directing Voodoo is still just $10 on Amazon. 100% 5 Star reviews.||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDirector Marc Schölermann Knows How To Shoot Killer Car Commercials.||German-born Filmmaker Marc Schölermann started his directing career at the age of 13 shooting his own Super-8 movies in the basement of their family home. Over the last decade he has directed numerous commercials for clients such as Mercedes-Benz,||1/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDirector Ben Dolphin Explains Filming Food, Smiles and Liquids.||Filmmaker Ben Dolphin, a majorly talented Director and Cinematographer, always stays on the cutting edge of filmmaking technology. He shares his transition from choreography to gaffing to shooting and beyond.||1/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIndie Feature Film “Mail Order Monster” Writer/Director/Producer Paulina Lagudi||Filmmaker Paulina Lagudi wrote and directed “Mail Order Monster” – a sweet, rare gem of an indie for the whole family. Oh, she produced it as well. Paulini and her Director of Photography Cooper tell us how they made the movie a reality.||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilmmaker Amir Farhang Conceives, Writes And Directs Entire Ad Campaigns.||Director Amir Farhang started his professional career as a writer and creative director for top agencies such as BBH, CP+B, 180, and W+K working for major brands such as adidas, Johnnie Walker, Burger King, Sony, Coca-Cola, Google, Nike,||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Talented Filmmaker Erica Eng Worked Her Way To The Top.||Director Erica Eng won awards early on in her career, yet chose to still work her way through the ranks. Recently, Erica she was one of six fellows handpicked out of 400 applicants to participate in the Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP).||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Life Of A Always-Working Actress With The Incomparable Meredith Thomas.||The uber-fabulous Meredith Thomas is always working as an actress yet she finds time for her charity work, producing and organizing stellar events. In fact, Meredith arranged everything for the “Disconnected” + “I Am Battle Comic” double featu||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanContagious LA’s Jordan Flack Returns To Talk Commercial Production.||While his official title on the Contagious LA website is “Premier of the Cabinet”, Jordan Flack is a producer, EP, talent scout, problem solver and all ’round bon vivant. Jordan returns to the show to talk about what has changed in the business.||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frequency Of Love With Nia Peeples.||Nia Peeples is an entertainment icon, well-known for her successful, prolific acting career, so when a mutual friend said she wanted to come on the show, I leaped at the opportunity. Instead of tech talk and behind the scenes stories,||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDocu Filmmaker Tommy Avallone Celebrates Bill Murray Stories.||“The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man” is Filmmaker Tommy Avallone’s latest documentary. And Tommy is back to chat how he made the movie and what he indeed learned from everyone’s favorite comic genius.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Of The Freelance Commercial Director With Filmmaker Todd Heyman.||Director Todd Heyman is quite prolific, staying busy and in demand despite remaining freelance versus signing with any one particular production shoppe. Todd began his career by developing marketing campaigns for top Hollywood studios.||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVoiceover Artist, Actor, Model Jimmy Franzo Got A Heart Transplant To Play Santa Claus.||Actor/Model/VO Artist Jimmy Fanzo didn’t get his heart transplant just so he could play hipster Santa in my Fiat spots a few Christmas’ ago, but it all happened. Learn Jimmy’s journey into the biz and how I knew the moment he walked in the casting||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilmmaker Jens Gehlhaar Directs Commercials With Style And Grace.||LA-based director Jens Gehlhaar’s spots for Nissan, Square, Skylanders, and Sodastream are just a few examples of his design sensibility and impeccable ability to merge immediacy, timeliness and humor through a variety of different projects.||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCommercial Director Kiran Koshy Shoots What Makes Him Happy.||Kiran Koshy is both an agency Creative Director and Commercial Director. His story is compelling because like many of us, he followed his bliss into filmmaking. His journey just earned more frequent flyer miles.||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Commercial Director Clay Williams Makes Great Comedy Spots.||Commercial Director Clay Williams makes the kind of spots I see on tv and salivate over. His humor is sly, subtle and understated even when the premise is crazy.||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Director Toby Wosskow’s BMW Spec Spot Landed Him An Ad During the NBA Finals.||Director Toby Wosskow hit it out the park with his spec spot for BMW and shares his tedious plot that made it work. Not only did BMW run the spot on their site, but the agency hired him to shoot everything under the sun,||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow PRETTYBIRD President & Co-Founder Kerstin Emhoff Has Built A Powerhouse ProdCo.||PRETTYBIRD President & Co Founder Kerstin Emhoff is recognized for her successful and enduring relationships with top agencies, clients, artists and managers, and her experience and unique style across various mediums and platforms.||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDirector Amy Adrion Discusses Her Debut Docu “Half The Picture” – A Must See!||“Half The Picture” Director Amy Adrion stops by the podcast to talk about her amazing, insightful film. HALF THE PICTURE consists of interviews with high profile women directors including Ava DuVernay, Jill Soloway, Lena Dunham,||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCopywriter/ACD Tal Wagman Fights Sexual Misconduct With Rotten Apples.||I love chatting with innately funny people, and Tal Wagman is one such a person. We met shooting our wildly popular “Built To Amaze” campaign for Toyota via Saacthi. Now Tal has moved his humor mill over to Zambezi working on Vitaminwater and Venmo||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Filmmakers Can Deliver Gorgeous Treatments With Katniss of The Moon Unit.||The Moon Unit is a creative services boutique that helps storytellers develop ideas into words, gorgeous visual treatments, mood boards and pitch decks and more. Katniss and I skyped to cover a lot of ground.||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMr. Marc Kelly Shares How The Filmmaking Team Of “Blindspotting” Made Their Magic.||Mr. Marc Kelly is a Director, 1st AD and more. When I saw his name role up in the credits of “Blindspotting,” I cheered and had to hear more about this film. Marc takes us behind the scenes with filmmaking tips and tidbits,||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilmmaker Liz Hinlein Directs Commercials, Branded Films, VR and Features With Aplomb & Grace.||Director Liz Hinlein shares how she has successfully navigated her career making brand films, VR gigs, tons of spots and her feature, “Other People Children.” You’ve seen Liz’s Dove Real Beauty starring Shonda Rhimes, I promise.||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilmmaker Ramaa Mosley On Creating One’s Own Opportunities.||Filmmaker Ramaa Mosley directs commercials, documentaries, feature narratives and more. Like myself, she believes we do different jobs for different reasons and creates her own opportunities. You’ll love the part of this chat when she explains how ori||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHollywood War Stories: How To Survive In The Trenches with Veteran Comedy Director Rick Friedberg.||Veteran comedy director Rick Friedberg has written a book you must buy. You learn and laugh as this “rule book” for success tells you, as the title says, how to survive the Hollywood machine. It’s aptly called “Hollywood War Stories: How To Surv||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Ad Agency Creatives Make Excellent Filmmakers With Comedy Directing Duo Jeff and Pete.||Dynamite directing duo Jeff & Pete, aka Jeff Gonick and Peter Novosel, are following their dreams by leaving their cushy advertising agency jobs as creatives to become helmers of comedy commercials. And boy are they good. Landing at top shoppe Caviar,||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy I Reluctantly Cut A Montage Of My Visual Effects & Filmmaking Trickery.||Commercial Directors are not well-served by montages, the collection of coolest shots of their career. Advertising agency folks and clients want to see you can tell a good story in :15, :30 or :60 seconds. So for years,||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere Are Dreamers, Doers and Finishers, Director Tony Ladesich Is All Three.||Filmmaker Tony Ladesich proves my point you do not have to live in New York or LA to be a working filmmaker. Tony shoots national commercials for Sprint, all while living in beautiful Kansas City. We discover we know some of the same filmmakers there,||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCommercial Actor/Director David Lautman Charts His Own Course For Success.||Whenever he’s shooting a commercial, actor David Lautman spends his time between takes studying every crew member’s job and how she or he does it. This film school by astute observation, combined with his infectious personality has helped David bran||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoeseph Matsushima Tells Us All About Blocker AR Viewfinder App for Filmmakers.||Joseph Matsushima stopped by to talk about the Blocker AR app. Blocker is an augmented reality director’s viewfinder. It makes it easy for filmmakers to communicate their vision. Place 3D characters on set or in your living room, frame your shots.||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSocial Content Creator Demetris Campbell and Doughnut Media Are Crushin’ It.||Filmmaker Demetris Campbell started shooting with the fabled Fisher-Price PixelVision 2000, an early video camcorder that recorded onto audio cassette tapes. Then his wife got him shooting for her wedding clients.||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Self-Taught Filmmaker Robjn Taylor Landed A Quirky Coleman Commercial.”||Commercial and content director Robjn Taylor has always made films sense he can remember. And that passion is still alive. You hear it in his tone when we talk about career, being a DIY filmmaker, and tricks of the trade.||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Going Off The Grid Improved My Filmmaking.||By going off the grid for just 72 hours, I returned with a fresh attitude towards my work. Look folks, I love the hustle and thrive off it, but clearly I needed a reminder that human connection is vital to a rich, fulfilling life.||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComedy Directors Matt Enlow & Oren Kaplan School Me On Growing Up Digital.||Filmmakers Matt Enlow & Oren Kaplan are not a team, they have thriving careers as comedy directors independent of one another. But they do host a stellar podcast all about filmmaking called “Just Shoot It”. I love their show so when they had me on,||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Make A True Viral Video With Tiny Hamsters And Filmmaker Joseph Matsushima.||Joseph Matsushima, Co-Founder of Denizen Company, makes true viral hits for big brands like Disney, Warner Bros., Star Wars or just for the fun of it. We chat about his company ethos and how they operate. Check out their work and case studies and soak .||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Copywriters & Art Directors Hire Commercial Directors In The Digital Age With Associate Creative Director Dan Birney.||I shot a ton of fun Buick work with the talented copywriter Dan Birney and his equally dashing art director/partner Dan Councilor of Engage M1, and together we knocked it out the park. You’ve frequently heard me on the show bless the creatives for com||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDirector-Copywriter Relationship Explored w Creative Director Pat Pujolas.||Northlich Creative Director Pat Pujolas is a writer, be it novels,(Jimmy Lagowski Saves the World), jingles, witty commercial copy, or quirky sitcoms and animation. Pat has done it all and done it well. We talk about collaboration,||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy I Wrote My Filmmaking Book “Commercial Directing Voodoo”.||Commercial Directing Voodoo is my first paperback book, really a handbook, packed with valuable tips and filmmaking tricks I’ve learned making commercials for twenty years now. It’s $10 on Amazon and you’ll love it.||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrand Storytelling & Passion Projects with Animus Studios’ Justin Andrews.||Filmmaker, storyteller, entrepreneur: Justin Andrews of Animus Studios is all those things. We met via a Facebook group called “The 7 Ingredients” and I’m delighted to have had an in-person chat with Justin.||3/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Esalen Inspirational Film Festival with Corinne Bourdeau and Christine Leuthold.||Corinne Bourdeau and Christine Leuthold run the Esalen Inspirational Film Festival, taking place in the breathtaking Esalen Resort in Big Sur, California. The intimate, curated festivals run April 22 through 27,||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDirector Ian Pfaff Has The Funniest Demo Reel Ever.||Comedy Director Ian Pfaff has a demo reel that cause me to have a paradigm shift in thinking towards montages. His reel rocks. He cut his teeth at Funny or Die, Nickelodeon and more, and is no stranger to working with top celebrities.||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDirecting Peyton Manning For Super Bowl LII With Comedy Director Ira Rosensweig.||Comedy Director Ira Rosensweig saw his funny spot with Peyton Manning premiere on Super Bowl LII and shares his tales of directing celebrities. Alec Baldwin, Zach Efron, Blake Shelton, Storm Troopers and more have felt the deft touch of this helmer.||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Favorite Commercials Of Super Bowl LII.||My favorite 2018 Super Bowl commercials and why I liked them. Just me rambling for 15 minutes. Congrats to all that made them! Here’s the AdAge article listing I am looking at. There are many rankings, I chose this cuz it was easy to read. Thanks,||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Film An Entire Music Video Underwater With Director J.P. Brennan.||Director J.P. Brennan drops so much knowledge in this episode. Not only does he share how he shot a music video entirely underwater, but he breaks down the four tenets of lighting. Which is also a great name for the episode. It was tough to choose.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDirector Tim O’Donnell Shows How An Indie Is Made With His Feature Doc “Not A War Story”.||“Not A War Story” Director Tim O’Donnell shares stories about the making of his hit feature documentary. The docu is a fly-on-the-wall look at how an all-veteran cast & crew make “Range 15”, an over-the-top, cult horror zombie war movie. Oh,||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilmmakers Need To Be Creative Entrepreneurs And RevThink’s Joel Pilger Can Help.||RevThink.com‘s Joel Pilger returns to the show to help filmmakers, graphic designers and animators grow their business. Check out his website RevThink and his Jumpstart program. It’s next level learning for any creative studio. Enjoy.||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Feature Films To Promos, Passionate Production Design With Shawn Graves.||Production Designer Shawn Graves attacks every project with the same high level of passion, whether it’s a web series, a private gathering or a studio feature film. We chat about collaboration and her process.||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichelle Kath Sinclair & Jordan Levy Discuss Their TIFF Hit Documentary “Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience”.||Cinematographer/Producer Jordan Levy returns to the show and he brings Director Michelle Kath Sinclair with him. Michelle’s debut feature documentary is “Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience”, a delightfully charming search for her guitar-shredding||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAbelCine CEO Pete Abel Is Committed To Serving Filmmakers.||AbelCine CEO Pete Abel discuss his company’s long-standing commitment to educating our filmmaking community. In addition to their sales and renting the hottest new gear, AbelCine has a series of training workshops that keep us filmmakers up to speed.||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSo Why Is Super Producer-Director Judd Apatow Doing A Netflix Stand-Up Comedy Special?||Writer/Producer/Director Judd Apatow is one of my favorite filmmakers, with “Knocked Up”, “This is 40”, “40 Year Old Virgin” and “Funny People” being my personal loves. As the ultimate Hollywood hyphenate, he’s produced dozens of Brad||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Ad Copywriting to Commercial Directing with Comedy Director Alex Grossman.||A former copywriter for Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Butler, Shine & Stern, Alex Grossman has always had a love for advertising. His 2017 commercial campaign for The French Film Festival won 3 Gold Lions and 2 Silver at Cannes,||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The opening to the latest podcast is the perfect example of why I love it so much: Jordan is as entertaining as his show is informative. With his soothing manner, he segues seamlessly from religion ("I converted to Judaism but I lean toward Buddhism...my son is Jewish but considers himself Agnostic") to making movies and commercials...Love it all, Mr. Brady, keep it comin'!
These aren’t handcuffs... They’re goalposts.
Give Jordan any chance, he'll take it.
Give him any rule, he'll break it.
He'll make your comedy concepts come true.
Doin' it his way.
Andrew Schlemazel – Associate Creative Director, Disciple of The Brady Method
D.I.T. (Director In Training) Inspiration Fuel
As an aspiring director myself I have been urning for a podcast much like this. Jordan is the kind of host that has a chipper demeanor and a childlike sense of excitement that causes you to feel nothing short of inspired. Can't wait to see who else guests on this! Great podcast to listen to in the shower when your brain is spewing ideas already.
Hopefully we'll see some eps on the Casting Process????? I'd love to hear about how much you guys actually get to chose, who's say says what, horror stories… the list goes on. Hopefully it'll fit in the 30 minute format.