Respect the Process
How To Be A Successful Sound Mixer/Editor With Maurice Sydnor.

Sound Mixer Maurice Sydnor has been my friend and collaborator for over a decade. We've made tons of spots, and he helped me get great sound on my documentary "I Am Comic" when I had no budget at all.

Starting out as a rock musician, you'll love hearing how Maurice continues his self-taught education, always learning and adapting as the industry changes. Listen as two old chums chat about the process.

Enjoy!

Jordan

Commercial Directing Bootcamp returns to Los Angeles, December 3, 2016 so sign up now before the class fills up.

This episode is an hour and 23 minutes I think.

Direct download: Respect_The_Process_168_Maurice_Sydnor.mp3
Category:filmmaking -- posted at: 6:17pm PDT

First Time Director Brendan Mertens Ain't Afraid Of No

"Ghostheads" Director Brendan Mertens explains all about his new film, "Ghostheads", still killing it on Netflix. This is part two of "Ghostheads", Part I being with Tommy Avalon.

Ghostheads are not just uber-fans of the film. They form chapters and raise money for charity, while giving each Ghosthead a sense of community. I recommend the film highly, which has interviews with key cast and crew, including Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Ernie Hudson, Paul Feig and many more, as well as with Ghostbusters fans all over the world.

The trailer is at jordanbrady.com nd this episode is an hour and change.

Thank you,

Jordan

PS Way too early to announce, but I'll tell you that Commercial Directing Bootcamp is December 3rd, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Direct download: Respect_The_Process_167_Ghostheads_2.mp3
Category:filmmaking -- posted at: 4:01pm PDT

Who You Gonna Call? Ghostheads! Tommy Avallone Returns.

Filmmaker Tommy Avallone returns to talk about his new film, "Ghostheads", currently killing it on Netflix. We chat about how he reached out to the director of this fun documentary, Brendan Mertens (my future podcast guest) and his overall involvement. A real inspiring tale for us filmmakers.

Ghostheads are not just uber-fans of the film. They form chapters and raise money for charity, while giving each Ghosthead a sense of community. I recommend the film highly, which has interviews with key cast and crew, including Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Ernie Hudson, Paul Feig and many more, as well as with Ghostbusters fans all over the world.

The trailer is at jordanbrady.com nd this episode is an hour and change.

Thank you,

Jordan

PS Way too early to announce, but I'll tell you that Commercial Directing Bootcamp is December 3rd, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Direct download: Respect_The_Process_166_Tommy_Avallone.mp3
Category:filmmaking -- posted at: 3:23pm PDT

Docu

Filmmaker and friend DeVaughn Hughson spend six years documenting Outcast, the first all-Black Motorcycle Club, literally living among these true rebels day and night. The result is an artistic peek into their raucous den and time-honored rituals. It's a must-watch doc and the closest you'll ever get to this unique world.

I find DeVaughn's film a riveting study of alpha male culture, where individuality flourishes, yet everyone still supports the tribe at large. "Outcast Forever" is more than just the name of the film, it's a lifelong bond for these proud men.

We chat filmmaking, the artistic choices, and how DeVaughn earned the Members' trust. Support indie film and spread the word. Click DeVaughn's name or go to jordanbrady.com for the trailer.

Thanks,

Jordan

This episode is an hour and 11 minutes.

Direct download: Respect_The_Process_165_DeVaughn_Hughson.mp3
Category:filmmaking -- posted at: 8:47pm PDT

How To Have A Successful Career As A Commercial Editor With Shira Ankori.

My friend Editor Shira Ankori has edited some of the best comedy spots on my reel for over ten years now. We discuss working with the advertising agency creatives and why directors need to actually cut.

Timing and collaboration are themes we agree on, so have a listen and share with a filmmaker you love.

Thanks,

Jordan

This episode is one hour.

Direct download: Respect_The_Process_164_Shira_Ankori.mp3
Category:filmmaking -- posted at: 9:17am PDT

Writer/Director Jamie Buckner has made an adorable, funny romantic comedy called "Split". Jamie tells us about making the short film first to raise the dough and the complications of shooting in a working bowling alley. He smartly went to his hometown to make the film.

Please support the film by clicking here, and watch and enjoy "Split". My favorite aspect is Jamie spoofs all the tropes of the romantic comedy while using them effectively to tell the sweet story. 

Thanks,

Jordan

Direct download: Respect_The_Process_163_Jamie_Buckner.mp3
Category:filmmaking -- posted at: 11:50am PDT

Gary Rose Of Go Film Dissects The Commercial Filmmaking Industry With Me.

Gary Rose is the Managing Director of Go Film, one of the top shops for making commercials. We look at the current state of our business and how it's evolved. Gary has worked alongside one of my fav's, Mr. Christopher Guest, so I get to learn how Mr. Guest likes to work on the spots he chooses to do. Overall, Gary navigates the business with finesse and surely knows how to pick and develop directorial talent.

We touch on his love of underwater photography. I wish you could see his work on the walls of Go Film. Click here for a taste. Oh, that's a Billy Idol screenshot from a Go FIlm spot, not Gary.

Commercial Directing Bootcamp Chicago was a blast! Huge thank you to the filmmakers. Now send me podcast feedback people. How are we doing? Questions?

 

Thanks,

Jordan

This chat runs an hour and 20 minutes.

Direct download: Respect_The_Process_162__Gary_Rose.mp3
Category:filmmaking -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

My Successful Director/Producer Relationship With Rick Cowan, RIP.

Filmmaker Rick Cowan was my friend and frequent collaborator. He grew to be a mentor and pillar to those that knew him. He passed away this week, and I miss him. RIP Rick. 

This conversation is from July 2015 and was posted back then. 

Love,

Jordan

Direct download: Respect_The_Process_161__RIP_Rick_Cowan.mp3
Category:filmmaking -- posted at: 4:33pm PDT

Miranda Bailey is a prolific film producer, actress and director. Currently, she's got two wonderful films in theaters, "Swiss Army Man" and "Don't Think Twice", the latter opening wide this weekend. Go see it. It stars Keegan Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Tami Sagher, Chris Gethard, Kate Micucci and the film's writer/director Mike Birbiglia. It's funny, sad, heartfelt and the best look at the world of improvisational comedy ever.

Miranda has her own production company, Cold Iron Pictures, and started a distribution company, Film Arcade. Click the words. She's the real deal.

The last half of our chat reveals that I am indeed an old fashioned sexist. Eye opening, as we delve into the topic of gender inequality. Truthfully, I wanted to leave that alone and just talk to Miranda as a producer, but felt it was needed so we explore and shed a little light. The trailer is at my website.

Enjoy. Share. See the film. Thank you!!

Jordan

Commercial Directing Bootcamp only has a few seats left. August 13th. Chicago. 

Direct download: Respect_The_Process_160_Miranda_Bailey.mp3
Category:filmmaking -- posted at: 11:17pm PDT

A Delightful Chat With

Sitting down with Director Jonathan Kesselman was like reuniting with a cousin I'd never met. I'd seen his first film, The Hebrew Hammer, now we talk about his new film "Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero" starring comedian Maz Jobrani. Maz is hysterical in the clubs, on his specials, so I knew the film would be laugh out loud too.

We chat about developing the film, working with actors who wrote the script they star in, and more. 

Check out the trailer at jordanbrady.com or click the title above.

PS Still a few spaces left for Commercial Directing Bootcamp, August 13th in Chicago, but it's going to sell out. Sign up now!

Thanks,

Jordan

Direct download: Respect_The_Process_159_Jonathan_Kesselman.mp3
Category:filmmaking -- posted at: 9:48pm PDT