Giraldi Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Bob Giraldi

Interviewed by: Peter Repplier

Bob Giraldi is a director of commercials, music videos, dramatic shorts, and feature films. Giraldi started out working as an art director and creative supervisor for the advertising agency Young & Rubican, which led to his first commercial directing opportunities in television in the late 1960s.

Bob Giraldi discusses how he got his start in commercial directing.

Giraldi explains why it's important to be flexible and open to improvisation while on set.

Giraldi recalls how he defused a dangerous situation while shooting the Michael Jackson music video Beat It.