Some say it's art.
Others a craft.
Most certainly it's commerce. Throw it all in a blender and,
if you're lucky, out pours 30 seconds that touches the viewer.
I love this job.
Mike Taylor began in the business as the director of photography of an award-winning Super 8 movie. He was 11. When he became a little older he got back in the business and worked as a production company producer in Texas and Los Angeles before joining the agency side, becoming an award-winning broadcast producer.
Since he began his career on the production side, he understands the process of filmmaking. And his agency experience makes him uniquely qualified to see and understand the big picture; what the creative team wants to accomplish, what the client needs to achieve.
As a director, all of this experience is invaluable.