In this Filmmakers Academy Tip of the Day, Filmmakers Academy mentor Jordan Brady shares how to find director inspiration.
You may be surprised by what you hear. For instance, directors can reach far outside the bounds past filmmaking inspiration. Directors could find inspiration from paintings, photographs, architecture, designs, and anything that sparks that nugget of creativity.
Now, here’s the important part. Set aside a little time each day to seek out inspiration. Inspiration comes from letting your mind wander past previously unchartered territory. If you plan for it, there’s a better chance that you will stick to your goal.
In Filmmakers Academy’s Commercial Directing Master Class, director Jordan Brady reveals the crucial steps to take to become a working director. You will learn to build and manage your career as a filmmaker for major brands and advertising agencies.
Brady reveals how to get hired as a director followed by how to navigate pre-production, production, and post-production, using his own work as case studies to facilitate the learning experience. You can expect to learn the ‘Brady Method’ of casting, how to manage pre-production meetings, the Rules of Engagement on set, how to manage your crew, work with actors, and much more.
Jordan Brady directed four narrative feature films, three full documentaries, and over 1,200 national & regional commercials, as well as Maria Bamford’s acclaimed Netflix Comedy Special. Working with advertising campaigns for brands and agencies all over the world, Brady directed industry giants from comedy stars Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Keegan-Michael Key, and Rory Scovel to pop icons Arnold Schwarzenegger and country music legend Brad Paisley; plus, he has directed campaigns starring actresses Kathryn Hahn for Chrysler and Lamorne Morris for Buick.