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Respect The Process is a filmmaking podcast focused on directing commercials.

Nov 25, 2013

In high school, Dan Sheppard knew he wanted to direct funny tv commercials for a living. Today, he is a working comedy director in-demand, churning out funny spots. Listen to his plan that turned the dream into a reality.  Dan is surely one to watch, and I love his stuff. Sign up for my mailing […]

Nov 19, 2013

How do you feel when your ideas get lifted? As a comedian, it happened all the time. As a filmmaker, intellectual property rights deliver money I count on; same with my obscure country music publishing. But in the world of commercials, who’s idea is it? My opinion may surprise you. You’ll also enjoy a quick […]

Nov 11, 2013

Chuck Meehan hired me for my first real commercial directing gig (a spoof for Kia below), and we’ve been friends & collaborators ever since. We’ve racked up maybe over 75 tv spots together. Chuck coined the term, “The Brady Method”, referring to my patented approach to casting, and he has the most dashing smile...

Nov 5, 2013

While shooting on location in Missouri, I chat with one of my favorite sound guys, Rich Stobaugh. Recorded with my Tascam DR-07mkII, the interview sounds kind of crappy, making me appreciate the great sound men & women I work with. We also discuss the old-school approach I favor, craft versus art, and learn how I […]