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Respect The Process is a filmmaking podcast. Commercials & advertising, indie films, and other stuff I find creatively interesting. 

May 25, 2015

I wanted this 100th episode to be extra special, and by golly is it. Billy Jones is one of the most sought after 1st AD's in commercials because of his excellent leadership, communication and knowledge of filmmaking. Billy, and those he's mentored, lead with a sense of serenity and control.

The 1st Assistant Director...


May 21, 2015

Director Carolyn Chen has shot hundreds of commercials, always delivering a strong emotion, supported by her stunning visuals. Ever-evolving, she's stayed relevant in a business that loves the flavor of the week. When I discovered her new production company, Production For The People, I had to chat with her. Carolyn has...


May 14, 2015

Cinematographer Jeanne Vienne is a longtime filmmaking partner. We've made literally dozens of commercials, two documentaries and traveled three continents together. I admire how she leads her crew with decisiveness and articulate instruction. Jeanne tells how she lights to protect the actors. 

Of late, she's been...


May 7, 2015

Cinematographer Alex Jacobs may be the last director of photography I've ever met that learned while shooting actual 35mm film. A young man, he knows all the tricks of the DSLR revolution, but came up through the ranks with the discipline of the camera department. Ours was an arranged marriage on a promo shoot with Will...