Category Archives: TV Commercial Production

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 – […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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TV Commercial Production Tall Tale


In my TV commercial production book, Circumstances Beyond My Control, tall tales abound. In this excerpt is literally the tallest […]

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TV Commercial Production & Politics Texas Style


Here’s part of a story from my TV commercial production book Circumstances Beyond My Control. Carl Casselman was a senior […]

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TV Commercial Production with Richard Avedon – a Vlog


Most people don’t know that the great photographer, Richard Avedon was a director involved in TV Commercial Production. I was […]

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