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Friday, Oct. 20, 2006
Directors Series: David Harner
A leap of faith catapulted a directorial career much further than the aspiring helmer himself could have envisioned. The steadfast belief was in a concept for a Hallmark Cards spot that had taken a backseat to another commercial but David Harner, then a creative at Leo Burnett USA, Chicago, felt...
Friday, Oct. 20, 2006
Directors Series: Albert Kodagolian
Director/DP Albert Kodagolian looks back and recalls that he has been a "perpetual foreigner." Born to Armenian parents, the helmer spent his early childhood in the southern regions of the Caspian Sea near the Armenian and Iranian border. At age 12, he was sent to a boarding school in Cyprus...
Friday, Oct. 20, 2006
Directors Series: Phil Morrison
The good-natured absurdity of the Jimmy Dean "Happy Breakfast" commercials and the jarringly relevant Volkswagen Jetta "Safe Happens" campaign are seemingly worlds apart creatively. Add into the mix the Apple Mac vs. PC series of spots that have quickly become part of buzz-generating pop culture...
Friday, Oct. 20, 2006
Directors Series: Dawn Shadforth
It's one thing to make stars like Kylie Minogue and the guys in Oasis shine in music videos. Director Dawn Shadforth has done that quite capably, directing Minogue's iconic "Can't Get You Out of My Head" and Oasis' critically-acclaimed "The Importance of Being Idle" among numerous other clips over...
Friday, Oct. 20, 2006
Directors Series: Jessica Yu
You wouldn't expect an Oscar ceremony highlight to come from the documentary short award category presentation. But in accepting the honor for Breathing Lessons in 1997, filmmaker Jessica Yu delivered what is now a famous line: "You know you've entered new territory when your outfit costs more than...
Friday, Oct. 20, 2006
Directors Series: Jeffrey Karoff
When director Jeffrey Karoff was bidding to break into commercialmaking in 2001, he had a stellar reel of corporate films for the likes of Mercedes-Benz, IBM, Toyota, Visa, Hewlett-Packard, Sony and Xerox. Two spots were culled from his Mercedes work and aired in the New York market to promote the...
Friday, Oct. 20, 2006
Directors Series: Paul Hunter
Burger King's "Stuff of Legends" is a standout comedy spot on a couple of levels. For one, the tongue-in-cheek premise from Crispin Porter +Bogusky, Miami, is deftly realized, showing us the evolution of NASCAR driver pit-stop snacks leading to today's perfect racing solution, BK's chicken fries...
Friday, Oct. 20, 2006
Directors Series: Steve Ayson
Ah, the power of cyberspace. Based on his tongue-in-cheek viral ad "Happy Mornings" for Procter & Gamble's Folgers out of Saatchi & Saatchi in New York, director Steve Ayson got a call from a 20th Century Fox executive who loved the work and expressed an interest in perhaps getting together...
Friday, Oct. 20, 2006
Directors Series: Dayton and Faris
Patience has proved to be a virtue in the careers of the husband-and-wife directing team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris of Bob Industries, Santa Monica. They never wavered in their efforts to bring their first feature film, Little Miss Sunshine, to the big screen this July despite an arduous...
Friday, Oct. 20, 2006
Directors Series: Jesse Dylan
In reference to Snicker's five-Webisode Instant Def series, Jimmy Smith, executive creative director at BBDO New York, relates, "We're talking music, superheroes, comic book graphics...everything that's pop [culture] wrapped up in an instant." But the show itself was hardly an instant concoction...

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