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

May 14, 2021

Cinematographer Barry Berona and I reunited after decades and we had a blast chatting all things commercials. His versatile, award winning commercial work extends to many sub-genres including automotive, tabletop, and beauty for such recent clients as, Google, PGA & GolfTV, Nike, Subaru, Toyota, GM, Ford, Renault,...


May 5, 2021

Writer/Director Skinner Myers is an award-winning filmmaker and film professor at Loyola Marymount University. Skinner wrote and directed four short films: Chimera, The Last Supper, Obscured, and Nigger, while studying film at USC School of Cinematic Arts. I reached out to Skinner after seeing "The Sleeping Negro" at...


Apr 29, 2021

Associate Creative Director Julia Nicholas has risen up the agency ladder quickly, working on everything from beauty to weight loss to cars and more. An Art Director by trade, she craves variety in assignments, diving into each project with passion. We talk about her journey, the many mentors she's had and the great...


Apr 23, 2021

Leo Burnett Detroit Creative Directors Dan Councilor and Tom Topolewski discuss shooting remotely from the agency perspective. I'd shot Buick with the team (Dan is an Art Director and Tom a copywriter) in February again for the NCAA March Madness, but this time Tom watched the camera feed via zoom and facetimed with us....


Apr 15, 2021

Filmmaker Jessica Redish brings her passion to the podcast and I promise you'll find her positive energy infectious. She's lighting up the film festival scene with her short comedy "Airway" and still getting accolades for "The Last Croissant", posted on my site and hers.

My online Commercial Directing...