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

Aug 31, 2019

Filmmaker Joe Menendez has directed over 150 hours of television and 8 films to date. Joe has filmmaking in his DNA, which is evident in our two hour chat. "Siren" is a fast-paced show, a shooting challenge for any filmmaker, so we dive deep into what it takes to master an episode. This quote says it all:

"I believe the...


Aug 21, 2019

Commercial Director Chris Smith of Sugar Films is a veteran spot helmer swimming in repeat business. Chris attributes that to his rapport with agency and clients, combined with his passion for the art & craft of making spots. We talk about treatments, Austin and the new age of authenticity. 

Check out his spots at Sugar...


Aug 16, 2019

Commercial helmer Joe Harris of Side Chops in Dallas, Texas directs, shoots and edits, which keeps him very busy. But as his projects have grow in scale and scope, he's finds himself focusing on the directing and collaborating with his cadre of fellow filmmakers. I always find this fascinating transition and Joe shares...