Now, more than ever before, the world needs filmmakers – particularly commercial directors. Gone are the days when businesses could advertise themselves in the local paper or simply by word of mouth. Every company and product needs a commercial to compete in the global marketplace.
Not only has this new landscape created a greater demand for commercial directors, but you could argue that we are now in a commercial directing renaissance. In addition to broadcast television, many streaming services, games, and apps require ads to finance and support their content.
Let this moment be the catalyst that sparks your success as a commercial director! Filmmakers Academy presents an online commercial directing masterclass with director Jordan Brady.
JOIN THE LIVE MASTERCLASS THAT WILL CHANGE THE TRAJECTORY OF YOUR CAREER!
“There has never been a better time to become a commercial director, explains Jordan when asked why now is the time to pursue a career. “The filmmaking tools are more readily available than ever. There has never been more of a need for commercials and content than right now. In my 25 years of directing commercials, people always predicted the end of the 30-second ad. Well, they are still going strong. And now, we have added 6’s, 10’s, 15’s, and verticals. Yes, there are more filmmakers but there is so much more to do.”
In this live virtual event that takes place on Saturday, October 22nd at 11:30 AM PST, Jordan will present key insights to help you leverage your career and then take questions from the viewers in the last 30 minutes.
This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for active professionals to gain practical knowledge so they can land the jobs they want to shoot!
WHAT SETS OUR LIVE MASTERCLASS EVENT APART FROM OTHERS?
While there are many popular forms of online directing masterclasses, participants often leave without the practical knowledge to get the job and expand their careers.
For example, there are celebrity filmmakers who provide inspiration and share their perspective on storytelling, but don’t deliver any details on how to start and what to do in order to advance.
“You have to make a spot for the work you want to get” says Jordan. “Your spec spot cannot look like one or you have failed. After taking this course, you will realize the steps you need to take to make your spec spot look as much like a real commercial as possible and how to exploit it once it is finished. It is not going to be like you make your spec spot and you edit and color it and jobs come rushing in. Rather, it is giving a sales rep the ammunition to say, ‘That filmmaker can tell a story for our brand!’ “
Our live online commercial directing masterclass is full of tangible information that you can really sink your teeth into. In the form of an online presentation, Jordan Brady guides you through the process of optimizing spec spots, collaborating with agencies, and communicating with the client to maintain a unified vision.
Here’s what’s on the agenda for the event.
- How to start out as a commercial director
- Ways to maximize and leverage spec spots and pitch decks for your success
- How to build your director reel to get the results you want
- Collaborating with the client and sharing a creative vision
WHO IS DIRECTOR JORDAN BRADY?
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.
Notable advertising awards include multiple Clios, National Gold, ADDY’s, Gold Promax Award, One Show, D Show, Pencil, and AICP Awards. Brady’s work is routinely spotlighted on AdWeek, Ads of The World, and Agency Spy.
In 2016, Brady completed his passion project; a feature documentary trilogy that reveals what it takes to be a stand-up comedian. I Am Comic stars Sarah Silverman, Leslie Jones, and Louis C.K. Then, 2014’s aptly titled I Am Road Comic stars Pete Holmes and Marc Maron. And I Am Battle Comic took Brady to Afghanistan, Kuwait, and undisclosed parts of the Middle East where he performed stand-up comedy for our troops stationed there.
COMMERCIALS DIRECTED BY JORDAN BRADY
Jordan Brady has definitely directed some commercials that you have not only seen but you REMEMBER. But don’t just take our word for it. You may notice a theme here – they’re all hilarious! Here are some of our favorites…
Pumping With Confidence
Pumping With Confidence from Jordan Brady on Vimeo.
My Jam with Kathryn Hahn
My Jam w Kathryn Hahn from Jordan Brady on Vimeo.
Daddy’s Lil Girl
Daddy’s Lil Girl from Jordan Brady on Vimeo.
A COMMERCIAL DIRECTING MASTERCLASS OPEN TO ALL CREATORS
With the expansion of online marketing, all filmmakers, content creators, and influencers need solid directing chops to stand out in their field. Being a successful creator takes more than a creative vision. In fact, it takes organization, communication, collaboration, teamwork, favors, and execution.
All of these skills could take decades to learn. But, it doesn’t have to. We all know that time is money, and opportunities come and go and sometimes never come back. So, if you are not ready or have not assembled the skills you need for success, then it could impact your career for years to come.
That’s what is so wonderful about this masterclass event! Jordan Brady shares crucial golden nuggets that allow you to bypass years of learning how to build an effective spec spot, win over agencies, exceed the client’s expectations, and, most of all, the practical skills that allow you to get higher budget work.
WHEN IS THE LIVE ONLINE COMMERCIAL DIRECTING MASTERCLASS?
The Online Commercial Directing Masterclass with Jordan Brady goes live on our platform Saturday, October 22nd at 11:30 AM Pacific. The event spans a duration of two hours and is open to anyone who registers. What follows Jordan’s 90-minute presentation is a Q&A with participants.
If you would like this masterclass but are unable to attend the livestream, a replay of the event will be sent to you if you register ahead of time.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
This directing masterclass online is open to anyone who registers. However, our members receive a hefty discount of 50% for Filmmakers Academy All Access members. Just keep in mind that this masterclass is separate from our standard course release and will NOT be featured in our platform as part of membership following the event.
NOT YET AN ALL ACCESS MEMBER?
Are you on the fence about joining All Access? Good news! If you upgrade to Annual All Access by Friday, October 21st at 11:59 PM PST, we will toss in this live masterclass for FREE!