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

Jun 14, 2018

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, they've helmed funny stuff for Dr. Pepper, SunTrust and more....


Jun 12, 2018

Commercial Directors are not well-served by montages of shots. Advertising agency folks and clients want to see you can tell a good story in :15, :30 or :60 seconds. So for years, I have resisted the montage reel. But friends, this weekend I succumbed to the siren of the montage. After listening to the new breed of...


Jun 8, 2018

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, as well as we share a positive outlook toward balancing personal...


May 31, 2018

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 branch into directing. We chat about writing our own stuff to shoot, doing...


May 24, 2018

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. The website says to then create storyboards to share, but I'll use it...