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This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Ed Bianchi

Interviewed by: Tim Van Patten

Director Ed Bianchi discusses his 45-year directorial career in commercials and episodic television, highlighting his commercial work for Eastern Air Lines, Pepsi Cola, and American Express, as well as his episodic work on Boardwalk Empire, The Wire and The Get Down.

On directing The Wire

Director Ed Bianchi shares a moment while directing an episode of The Wire in which he made a creative decision that countered the show's typical style, but made the episode better.

On working with actors

Bianchi recounts a time on the show Bloodline in which he needed to prove his mettle in order to win the respect and trust of an actor.

On working with Orson Welles

Bianchi shares a story about working with Orson Welles that boosted his confidence as a commercial director.