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

Nov 10, 2017

Filmmaker Dulanie Ellis joins me for a spontaneous chat about her award-winning documentary "Ground Operations". It's an awesome story on the growing network of combat veterans who are transitioning into careers as sustainable farmers, ranchers and artisan food producers. Perfect for Veterans Day! In fact, make it a...

Nov 3, 2017

Talented Director/Producer Destri Martino founded The Director List, a database of female directors, when she realized there were far more qualified, working women directors than were getting the big opportunities. But we go back further than that! Destri worked as my overqualified Director's Assistant on two feature...

Oct 27, 2017

Filmmaker Carlos Gutierrez is always working and he took time to skype with me and graciously share his filmmaking secrets, both on and off set. His has a fine film pedigree you can read here

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This is an hour and 19 minutes of commercial making...

Oct 20, 2017

Director Kinka Usher won the coveted Directors Guild of America award for his Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials twice, and he has more Cannes Lions that you can fit on the dining room table. Usher directed his first commercial in 1992 after working his way up from production assistant, camera assistant...

Oct 12, 2017

Cinematographer Mike Svitak and I have shot more cars and comedy in the last 13 months than most filmmakers do in their entire career. In this episode, we chat about that, as well as his movie making experiences. And his new film, "6 Below" challenged him to extreme conditions. You will love this.