Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 28 customer ratings
(29 customer reviews)

$ 495.00

Learn to direct commercials for a living from a filmmaker directing commercials for a living.

Jordan Brady has directed over 1,000 commercials. The Brady Method® is a proven, one-of-a-kind approach to making commercials that you cannot learn anywhere else. Scroll down for more info & please read the stellar reviews. Limit 20 Filmmakers. Sign up now!


 Filmmaker Jordan Brady’s
Saturday, April 21st, 2018
10am to 6pm
Los Angeles, CA
Limit 20 filmmakers

My Commercial Directing Bootcamp is a one-day intensive seminar on filmmaking specifically for commercials. Learn from my 20 years of experience directing over 1,000 spots. Each filmmaker’s work is viewed prior to the workshop, so each session is customized to the participants’ needs. Agency creatives, understand how the flow goes on set before you shoot. Light breakfast, coffee, drinks and an artisanal lunch are provided.
Who should attend?
Filmmakers, advertising creatives, producers, cinematographers, writers, actors… anyone seriously considering a career in directing commercials or just wants to respect the process.

What you will learn:
How the advertising business works pertaining to filmmaking.
Spec spots. Yes? No? Best way to make them.
Behind The Scenes footage analyzed.
How to think like a superhero.
Signing to a production company.
Collaborate while leading.
How to do a winning conference call.
Listen to winning or losing conference call.
Treatment writing.
Pre-production through Post.
Casting using The Brady Method.
Lead your crew with Gratitude.
Case study from concept to completion.
Agency & Client protocol.
How to Respect The Process.
When to Disrespect The Process.
Repeat business.
How to stay hungry.
How to not suck at directing.
My top secret, world famous Jedi mind tricks.
Much more.

Top Secret Training Facility disclosed upon sign up.
Video/Audio Recording of Bootcamp is prohibited.
Photos of Keynotes slides allowed for personal use only.

What you won’t learn:
This is not film school, although we’ll cover a lot of film craft. Plenty of great film schools and workshops out there for that. This is how to approach filmmaking for commercials as a career, and how you can succeed as a filmmaker in advertising.

Satisfaction guaranteed. Artisan lunch provided.
Sign up today!

Email me directly at with any questions or for a private group Bootcamp.


  • Aaron Cathey December 3, 2017 at 8:54 am

    I’m a creative/writer in advertising. And let me preface this by saying I’ve known Jordan for about 5 years. Maybe longer.
    Jordan was my first director. I was exposed to The Brady Method of casting and the entire process without knowing that the way he does things as a director ain’t like most others. If you’re an aspiring director, this boot camp outlines the tricks he’s come up with over the years that will help you be a prepared leader on a shoot. You will walk out of this with some defined things you can do to up your game. Just know this is not a science. Becoming an A-list director has no formula. You still have to make spec work. You still have to grind. There is no secret to being as good as Jordan. But he does give away his tricks and knowledge that give him an edge to help you manage your career better. The rest is on you.

    As a creative, you get to see this world from a different perspective. It was eye-opening to hear about all the work and prep that goes into just the first call or a treatment. It reminded me there is a right way to do things. You also get a lot of tricks and info to help you work through your scripts and communicate with your director on set. I went in there wondering if maybe being a director was in my future. I came out feeling like I just needed to be a better creative to my production partners and on shoots. Get in on this if you can. If for anything, the perspective.

  • Don Starnes March 16, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    I’m a director of photography: I’m normally involved somewhere during the middle of a commercial’s production. I went to Bootcamp to better understand the entirety a commercial director’s process: from well before preproduction to their interaction with post to their efforts to get the next gig.

    Jordan’s class is amazing: concise, thorough, complete, generous and refreshingly honest. It teaches essential concepts that you need to consider to direct commercials for a living. The secret tips, hard-won by Jordan’s extensive experience, are worth the price of admission, but there is so much more. Jordan gives case studies of how he has won jobs and, even more illustrative, how he lost a job. A crucial portion of Bootcamp is a step-by-step overview of the process of getting your work to agency producers, getting selected to bid, submitting treatments, winning bids, making a commercial and maintaining the relationships formed on the project.

    It’s an extraordinary opportunity for people who are entering the business or are working in commercials and want to up their game. Bootcamp is already informing and strengthening my collaboration with commercial directors. I recommend that you invest in your career and enroll.

    • Jordan Brady March 16, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      Don, I am humbled by your review. Many thanks! J

  • Jason P. Lewis March 13, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Phenomenal class; highly recommend to those trying to take their craft (and business) to the next level. The majority of those in attendance came from production and agency backgrounds; which meant a great balance of questions coming from each side.

    Coming from a production background and having worked on far more commercials below-the-line than as a director, I feel I gained a great deal of insight into client/agency relationships which in the past I found somewhat elusive. Invaluable information being taken through winning and losing conference calls, going through projects from pitch to post, and learning how to navigate around the many potential kinks along the way.

    Many thanks to Jordan, and guest speaker Marcus Nispel who shared the wealth with everyone Saturday. Hope to see you soon.

    • Jordan Brady March 16, 2017 at 7:27 am

      Thanks Jason! Your questions and insights were a valuable contribution to the class as well.

  • Rene Ashton March 13, 2017 at 10:40 am

    In Jordan’s bootcamp you will literally learn everything you need to know to get started in commercial directing. Besides being very generous with his insights and tips, his wit and personality make absorbing all the information a fun day. The class was fantastic! Can’t recommend it highly enough.

    • Jordan Brady March 16, 2017 at 7:25 am

      Thank you Rene!!

  • Andrew Bowen March 12, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Wow. That was incredible. I attended Jordan’s Bootcamp yesterday and was completely blown away.

    Jordan is a fantastical “Leading Player” – articulate, funny and – considering the mastery he’s attained in this field – remarkably humble.

    I was floored by the level of information & specifics he shared. Jordan literally gave us attendees the “keys to the kingdom”. It is simply impossible for anyone to walk away from BootCamp & NOT be a better director.

    I feel like Jordan has given me an extremely generous gift. One that I look forward to applying to my work career and life. This bootcamp is simply awesome mojo.

    You rock & I look forward to seeing you again soon.

    Peace – Andrew

    • Jordan Brady March 13, 2017 at 8:02 am

      I’m happy to have helped in some small way. You’re already a great filmmaker, so thank you!

  • Justin Ross December 11, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I flew across the country from NY for the LA bootcamp and couldn’t be happier that I did. As someone who is constantly immersed in continued education to further my career, I can honestly say there is absolutely nothing out there that is this specific to all things commercial directing. Jordan provides a jam packed day full of insider tips and strategies that are all so incredibly valuable. Here’s what I appreciated most: I struggle with paying attention for long periods of time. But his passionate delivery and wealth of information (he is truly a seasoned director) kept myself and the entire class engaged the entire day. We went 2 hours overtime, and Jordan didn’t waiver once. Value is seriously through the roof for the cost of this bootcamp. I prepared a list of questions to ask in the event that something wasn’t covered. Absolutely everything was covered in detail. Another bonus? You’re attending this event with people on the same journey as you. Some may be further along in their career, some just starting out. But it’s hugely beneficial to be around like-minded people who are driven (they wouldn’t be there if they weren’t) and to have the opportunity to network with them. Don’t question attending this bootcamp if you’re looking to jumpstart or further your commercial directing career. Do it.

  • Damian Fitzsimmons December 9, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Jordan is brilliant. Whether you are just starting out or have been around for a while, Jordan supplies you with a wealth of information that will help you go on to make better and bigger commercials. He’s insightful, witty, hilarious and GENEROUS. “Generous” because there is no holding back – he could give this Bootcamp, still make it great but not share so many insider, professional insights that could literally turn you into his competition. If you are serious about commercial directing then I highly recommend you take this Bootcamp. Check out his podcast, Respect the Process, so you can see for yourself.

  • Paul Miller December 6, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Has anyone used “Treasure Trove” yet? Because this was information you would have to work for a year or two in the business to learn on your own. The day went 3 hours longer than planned but everyone was so into it, we didn’t notice. None of it was boring and Jordan does a great job of sharing his knowledge and experiences.
    Along with real life examples, he brought in 3 people that are active in the industry to speak, which was enlightening.
    If you are thinking about directing commercials, it’s a different animal than the film and tv business. This would be one of the best investments you could make for your future.

  • Inge Lindholm December 6, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Looking for a wealth full of knowledge from and a true Industry Pro? Then this is where you go to learn strategies, tips, and guidance on how to navigate the process as a Commercial Director. Jordan’s insight comes from many years of experience and committment to the filmmaking community which is apparent as he leads you through his bootcamp. The information provided in this course is incredibly valuable for anyone who wants to understand how the creative, professional, and production processes are completed during each project. I highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to continue their professional development and growth in the filmmaking space. Thanks Jordan!

  • Kristyna Archer December 6, 2016 at 7:34 am

    This experience is incredibly valuable beyond any traditional education on the business and commercial filmmaking. Jordan being a seasoned pro willing to open up and reveal his secrets, its quite special. The most succinct way to put it is that he is incredibly relevant- along with being an extremely successful in commercial directing, launching his own production company/roster of talent, and creating a very informative podcast…this bootcamp is not theoretical in any way. This bootcamp is dense with knowledge, rich with tips & tricks based on facts that will help you succeed and be the best commercial director you can be in today’s world of treatment writing, nailing conference calls, over-delivering on tight budgets. Delivering all his advice with a bit of comedy and a genuine kindness to give back, whether you are just starting out, seasoned, or looking to transition in your career, it applies to all because his teaching approach is so detailed and useful. If you are serious about the business, I would not even question going. Its just a question of “When does Jordan Brady come to a city near me?”

  • Stew Redwine December 5, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Commercial Directing Bootcamp is unparalleled. There are so few human beings operating at the top of their field who are as naturally talented, committed to growth and growing others, dedicated to the love of their craft, and so generous. Anyone who is on the front lines of TV creative needs to attend this class. Agency, client, aspiring Directors, working Directors, college students who want to be Directors. Go. Learn. Sit at the feet of the funniest Jedi Master you’ll ever meet… and when you get to the mountain top thanks to his sage advice… go and do likewise.

  • Kevin T Willson December 5, 2016 at 11:40 am

    If you want to grow and excel as a professional Commercial Director, do yourself a favor and take Jordan’s class! I LOVED it! Not only is it fun and inspiring, the insights Jordan shares are invaluable. I’ve been directing commercials for years but learned many new helpful tips and it clarified other areas I’ve always wondered about. Tips for things like writing Treatments, Conference Calls, working with the Agency & Client, On-Set Jedi-Mind tricks, etc. Jordan’s comedic, kind and giving spirit is not just an inspiration to be a better director, but also a better human being. I’m very grateful to Jordan for sharing so much *gold with us, and I’m confident that you will too.

    *not literal gold

  • Chip Franklin December 5, 2016 at 8:49 am

    I was inspired.
    Before Saturday, I had no interest in directing commercials. I knew Jordan from years past as we are both comics and was curious. My 26 yr old son however has a real penchant for creating stories on film, so I thought it would be good for him. And it was. But the bootcamp is more than just a “class” or a condensed history of the art of commercial filmmaking. There is a Zen quality to it that transcends the craft. Jordan Brady and guests, (including Jeannette, his talented better half) delivered an unforgettable experience that alters not only the way you will view directing, but how you view yourself.
    My son wanted to learn more about directing, and left with a wider vision of the world. And that made me forever in Jordan’s debt.

    I’ve been in entertainment business since I was 13, and must confess to an occasional unhealthy cynicism that for one afternoon in early December I managed to shake. And three days later I still feel the buzz. Art is courage. Courage to reach inside yourself, and discover something that frightens you; that challenges you. My son Alex and I had an experience that we will use to grow as professionals, but even more to the point, as father and son. Thanks Jordan.

  • Jason Williams September 6, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    I had the pleasure of taking Jordan Brady’s Commercial Directing Bootcamp in Chicago 2016. It was spectacular. I come from a background of independent filmmaking and local video production services. I have never worked on a professional TV commercial shoot. I have extensive experience in other areas of video production work for over 15 years. I was unsure of what new educational opportunity I would learn when I signed up for the bootcamp. I am greatly pleased that I did. I feel confident that Jordan helped guide me into a new path for success. If you are in a funk in your career and need a jump start then I recommend this class to give you a boost.

    Thanks for the bootcamp Jordan.

  • Chad Jones August 17, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Jordan is a true master of his craft, it shows by his work and in-depth filmmaking knowledge, that’s what piqued my interest in Commercial Directing Bootcamp. Overall, it was an extremely valuable experience to learn how the business of commercial directing actually works. Jordan explains the nuts and bolts of getting commercial work and how to successfully navigate the production process. If you are interested in commercial directing, it is definitely worth your time and money to attend.

  • David Scott August 15, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Jordan’s generous spirit and creative energy are bound to rub off on anyone interested in commercial directing. I attended his Bootcamp in New York in April, and just returned from my second round of Brady-time in Chicago. I really enjoyed it. Yes, there are plenty of hints and tips on how to conduct yourself in your approach to this business, but just as important for me, it is fun to soak in the enthusiasm and humour that comes hand in hand with the way Jordan delivers the information. I’m better off for it!

  • Brian Petchers July 28, 2016 at 7:19 am

    There is more value in this 1 day session than you could receive over an entire semester. Learning from a critically acclaimed, working director was invaluable. I signed up a few days before after seeing an ad on twitter and Im so happy I did. Great expereince, fun and incredibly useful. As I move into the commercial space the knowledge I picked up from this course continues to ring true and help guide me. I don’t think there is anything else close to this out there. I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who is interested in directing, commercials, advertising, production, basic business and people skills, and filmmaking in general. If you have the opportunity to take this class you definitely should!!

  • Sara Shelton May 1, 2016 at 6:44 am

    If you’re a director (or an aspiring one) looking to shoot more commercials, you need to attend this bootcamp. Jordan really breaks it down, and offers endless tips and tricks along the way. The sort of stuff you can’t really read about online. I’m so happy I decided to do this bootcamp in NYC. I feel l gained years of information, and I promise you’ll agree. Do it!

  • Jourdain May March 16, 2016 at 10:38 am

    I can’t say enough about Jordan’s bootcamp, or his podcast. If you’re serious about a career as a commercial director, then this bootcamp is an imperative part of your education. His (and his guest’s) lessons, transcend the craft of film itself and focus on what it takes to enter, survive, and thrive in the commercial filmmaking industry. Above all, he’s a great human and funny as hell! I was lucky to attend in LA.

  • Stub December 14, 2015 at 10:34 am

    If you’re serious about upping your web and TV commercial directing game, enlist in Bootcamp now! It’s worth WAY more than the time and resources it takes to attend. The knowledge Jordan bestowed has completely changed the way I approach both the business and artistic sides of my work for the better.

  • Adam Taylor November 23, 2015 at 8:13 am

    I think this is the best investment I’ve made in a long time. Stop buying gear and get schooled. This info is so hard to come by and I am still digesting and applying what I learned. . The info has helped me improve the flow on my sets and produce a better product. If you have the opportunity to attend you should!

  • Nar Williams October 12, 2015 at 11:00 am

    I was thrilled to learn from Jordan at his inaugural bootcamp in LA. He’s not only a guy who knows the art of directing, but is a legit awesome human being willing to share real information with us passionate filmmakers. He sat with us for hours after the class was supposed to end, answering our questions and discussing the inside-out of the industry. Within days of taking the class, I was applying what I learned from Jordan as I prepared to tackle one of the biggest commercial shoots of my life. If you’re a filmmaker looking to become a Jedi-level commercial director, you’ve just found your Obi-Wan.

  • Jeff Hoferer October 5, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    I’ve been a longtime listener of Jordan’s podcast, and was instantly on board the moment I saw he was doing a workshop. He did not disappoint. I’ve never met a director, of Jordan’s caliber, who’s so willing to share insight into the industry he works in. It’s truly refreshing. From one director to another – this bootcamp is money well spent.

  • Kyle Hanlon October 5, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Took the 1st Bootcamp in LA last month and I still refer to my notes when working on projects. Jordan knows this industry inside and out and what it takes to compete at the highest level.

  • Enno Jacobsen July 1, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Jordan is a seasoned pro – and he’s currently working his tuckus off. Meaning this won’t be a dusty seminar from some wannabe, but priceless advice from someone who’s living and breathing the business every day.

    • Jordan Brady July 1, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      Enno, a seasoned spot maker on a global scale, knows of what he speaks. Thanks!

  • Brett McCarthy July 1, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Yeah, NYC is waiting for a Big Apple B/C!

  • Eliu June 14, 2015 at 3:16 am

    Anything on the works for your east coast audience?

  • Int´l Director Trainee June 13, 2015 at 5:29 am

    Great Idea – can´t wait to sign up for Brady´s 1st International seminar in Berlin

  • Commercial Maker Creator June 9, 2015 at 8:38 am

    This is a wonderful idea and a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from a great guy who is the ultimate smart, funny and creative director!


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