6 Lessons You Learn Directing an Ad Shoot From 6,000 Miles Away in a 22-Hour Sprint

Brad Lubin shares his crash course in remote directing

Director Brad Lubin had to pull an all-nighter to film Baltika Brewing's ad as a lockdown loomed. Courtesy of Brad Lubin

As the Covid-19 pandemic began to take root around the world earlier this year, Los Angeles-based director Brad Lubin learned he’d been hired for a Russian beer campaign set to shoot in Moscow.

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