Director / Producer
Music Videos / Broadcast / Multimedia
Joe Brandmeier’s eye for compelling images,
his attention to detail, and resilient passion have left him with
a room filled with national and international awards, and a great
reputation as a highly creative Director and Producer. With over
21 years of experience in a variety of areas, Brandmeier has impressed
a long list of clients: Prince, MTV, Wyclef Jean, The Beijing Opera
Company, and more. He's directed a national Emmy-winning PBS special
for financial guru Suze Orman, worked with legendary music producers
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, documenting their work with artists Janet
Jackson, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, and others. Recently he produced
and directed a rare on camera project for radio legend Garrison
Keillor, the 30th Anniversary Special of "A Prairie Home Companion"
(an 8 camera, High Def., 24P broadcast / DVD.)
As a music video director, he has worked with artists
such as The Fugees, Run DMC, Cherelle and Alexander O’Neil.
Brandmeier has also produced and directed a number of multi-camera
film shoots and music videos for Grammy-winning artist/producer
Wyclef Jean – one with a Haiti concert crowd of nearly 65-thousand
people. He joined up with Jean again to produce and direct a live
concert (with special guest Mary J. Blige) at SOB’s in New
York City for Music Choice, and has also put his organizing and
directing talents to work on Jean’s yearly foundation concert
in Miami for The Box Music Network (featuring Diana King and Mya).
Brandmeier’s success in multi-camera directing
projects also led to directing a solo performance special with the
extraordinary musician, Bobby McFerrin, two national PBS specials
with financial expert Suze Orman, and documenting the first-ever
visit to the U.S. by the Beijing Opera Company, all to rave reviews.
Other recent highlights – a broadcast special with David Hyde
Pierce (of NBC’s “Frasier,”) on the fearsome disease
Major movie studios called on Brandmeier’s
documentary talents to film behind-the-scenes on a variety of movies:
"Beautiful Girls," "The Mighty Ducks," "Grumpy
Old Men" and more.
Brandmeier established a strong relationship with
MTV on a variety of projects: rockumentaries with R.E.M., Motley
Crue, and the Beastie Boys; multi-camera movie specials with Keanu
Reeves & Christian Slater; and award shows with En Vogue and
live with U2. He worked as a producer for NBC/Viacom’s series
“Johnny B. on the Loose” and VH-1’s “Naked
view reel, click here.