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

Aug 17, 2017

Cinematographer Michael Svitak and I have been on quite a run lately, shooting spots for seven major automobile makers in the last year. Michael begged me not to put yet another director of photography episode up so soon so I'm going wait, and give ya'll this teaser. A fascinating true tale of how a young Mike talked...


Aug 14, 2017

Blake Stilwell has an official, impressive title of Sr. Director of Digital Video Content at WeAreTheMIghty.com, but I call him a badass. He's got degrees in design, television & film, public relations and international relations. Blake is a former U.S. Air Force combat cameraman and Iraq War veteran who spent time as a...


Jul 27, 2017

Cinematographer David Claessen is a dear friend and collaborator. We finally got to talk about his storied journey in cinematography. From his features films, to music videos, to the many high end spots he's done, we cover into it all.

Despite starting and loving film, David has embraced the digital world, applying his...


Jul 23, 2017

I've been dying to talk with cinematographer Rich Schaefer for months ever since RTP guests Director Jeff Gordon and Director Kip Hewitt raved about him and his work. We dive deep into lenses, f stops and all the tech talk you can stomach... and we also cover the fantastic ways Rich preps and collaborates with the...


Jul 14, 2017

A good filmmaker friend, who like me is always shooting and always pitching for the next gig, asked me how I avoid burning out. My answer is simple.. shoot and edit more. But what if you are getting burnt from trying, hitting a wall because you are not shooting or pitching enough? Don't give up... do this. Listen.

If...