Category Archives: TV Commercial Production

Film Production: You Can’t Do That! (4)


Most of my film production career was spent producing and/or serving as first assistant director on TV commercials, over 1,000 […]

Continue reading...

Film Production: You Can’t Do That! (3)


A sizeable percentage of my film production career was spent producing and/or serving as first assistant director on TV commercials, […]

Continue reading...

TV Commercial Production Aerial


TV Commercial Production can be fun especially when helicopters are involved. A highly truncated excerpt from Circumstances Beyond My Control. […]

Continue reading...

Film Production: You Can’t Do That! (Part 2)


Most of my film production career was spent making TV commercials. I was involved in over 1,000 of them – […]

Continue reading...

Film Production – You Can’t Do That! (Part 1)


During my film production career as producer and/or 1st assistant director my specialty was location shooting, mostly on the greatest […]

Continue reading...

TV Commercial Production Location Scouting


As I mentioned in a previous post, shortly after leaving the Ansel TV commercial production company staff job I was […]

Continue reading...

TV Commercial Production – a Few Samples


TV commercial production was my main activity from the mid 1970s through the early ‘90s. I worked freelance as a […]

Continue reading...

TV Commercial Production with Alvin Ailey Dancers


One of the most memorable shoots I did with director Bill Fertik wasn’t exactly a TV commercial production. It was […]

Continue reading...

VLOG TV Commercial Production in a Swamp


The Phillips Petroleum spot directed and shot by Don Guy in June of 1979 was the most logistically intensive shoot […]

Continue reading...

Working With Mel Brooks Redux


This is a repeat/rewrite of a Mel Brooks piece I posted about three years ago. It’s a paraphrased excerpt from […]

Continue reading...