From Editing Commercials To Directing Them With Mark Nickelsburg.



Mark Nickelsburg shall forever live in my heart for dubbing “Respect The Process with Jordan Brady” as the “Rosetta Stone of Filmmaking.” Got to love that. More importantly, Mark has successfully transitioned from the editor’s chair to the director’s monitor. What are benefits and surprises on set, after years of editorial wisdom? I think it’s very interesting path, and thanks Mark.

We both had short films (my “Harold’s Bad Day” and his “Harry Grows Up”) in the Friar’s Comedy Film Festival the same year, but never met. Later, Festival Programmer and filmmaker Eric Johnson suggested we meet.

Watch this short,”Harry Grows Up”; so well done.

Enjoy Mark’s reel at Special Team Films.

Watch Mark’s “Emerald Nuts” spec spot, which fooled me into thinking it’s an actual, for-hire gig. Bravo:

Jeepers! February 10th at 6pm West Coast, 9pm East CoastI’ll be doing a live web event, “Confessions of a Commercial Filmmaker” on StageIt. It’s an intro to commercial filmmaking with a live Q&A. My first, be gentle.
Thank you,


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  • Do January 21, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    I followed the sponsored Facebook link. I saw the spot for the Confessions session. Wanted to see if you were for real, so I listened to the podcast and watched the Nuts spot and the Harry grows up – short.
    My lord, you guys are awesome! So enjoy your work and I will like your FB page.
    Keep up the great work!

    • Jordan Brady January 21, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      Why thank you very kindly! Hope you enjoy the archives too. – Jordan


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