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Just Shoot It is a podcast about directing, filmmaking and storytelling. Each week we interview your favorite up-and-coming directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and actors, and learn how they became successful, working content creators. We're all about getting off your butt and making your own videos. Each week we'll share tips and stories of how people in the entertainment industry forced their ways into sustainable careers. Matt Enlow is a director working in comedy. His we ...
 
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Matt & Oren talk new tech, adding your spin onto existing projects that already have a formula, and the director/crew dynamic when it comes to making decisions. Oren: tenminuteemail.com, and the perfect cocktail to get your dialogue to sound greatMatt: A clip called ‘Not This But..’ from a show called That Mitchell and Webb LookContribute to the Ju…
 
Today on the pod Matt & Oren chat about maintaining a life while working in this industry, and they answer some listener questions. Oren: you can shoot pores on the new iPhone 13 and do 3D scansMatt: Haddad Burger, Disney+ series What IfContribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon and help support the show.Send feedback or questions to @justshootitpod o…
 
This week we talk to DP Diana Olifirova. We chat about her most recent project We Are Lady Parts, and she shares her techniques on lighting, lenses, and how she adds a little bit of randomness to her shots. Diana’s website: https://www.dianaolifirova.com/Oren: Q-TAKEMatt: Binax at home covid testsDiana: DDSM Fitness instagram account where Diana he…
 
Today we chat with filmmaker Amber Sealey. We get into the making of her most recent project No Man of God, and she shares her experiences of leveling up project by project to get where she is now. Oren: Dean Kelly_Work instagram pageMatt: the show The Other Two, splash of grape juice in espresso Amber: Breville air fryerContribute to the Just Shoo…
 
This week is a classic Matt & Oren episode! We answer a listener question, talk VFX makeup and VFX in post, sh*t shows, and directing for the long haul.Oren: EvercastMatt: give TikTok a tryContribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon and help support the show.Send feedback or questions to @justshootitpod or justshootitpod@gmail.com.Follow Matt on twitte…
 
This week we try out our first “feature-feature” segment with filmmaker Robyn August. He takes us through the process of making his indie film “Party With Me”, and tells us the lessons he learned along the way. Oren: an article on No Film School called ‘Why the VFX Team of The Boys Avoids Greenscreen at all Costs’Matt: a movie called ‘Chuck and Buc…
 
Today is a Matt and Oren episode where we talk about pre-viz (pre-visualization), and the do’s and don'ts of visiting other people’s sets.Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon and help support the show.Send feedback or questions to @justshootitpod or justshootitpod@gmail.com.Follow Matt on twitter and instagram.Follow Oren on twitter and instagra…
 
This week we talk to Fear Street producer Kori Adelson. Kori shares a lot of insights on getting your foot in the door, how to scout for jobs when there aren’t obvious ‘help wanted’ signs, and making friends in the industry to help your career. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: Anatomy of a Song series by the New York Times, and a book called Project Hail …
 
Today we chat with accomplished producer Kara Durrett. She’s produced many shorts and features that found themselves in festivals like Sundance, SXSW, Telluride and Cannes Official Selection. We talk about the nature of being a producer, the current climate of being an indie producer, and some things she’s learned along the way in her career.Unpaid…
 
Carlyn Hudson is back on the show to dig in with Matt and Oren on a multifaceted listener question from an actor. We cover the gamut from set etiquette, communicating with actors, and how to build a relationship with them that brings out the best performances.Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon and help support the show.Send feedback or questio…
 
This week we chat with creative executive Matt Milam from Amazon Studios. He gives a different perspective on studio executives intentions, and shares insight on the process of developing a script. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: The show Dave, a website for story boarding called boords.comMatt: a documentary on Hulu called Everything is CopyMatt Milam: …
 
Today on the pod we answer some listener questions! Emilio asks us for advice on how to stand out in the never ending sea of filmmakers, and George asks us what our domino project was that launched our careers. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: There are wire strippers built into outlets, wifi tethering on an A7S 3Matt: esty.com/shop/castinglifeaway Contri…
 
How it Ends co-directors Zoe Lister-Jones & Daryl Wein join us on the pod today. They talk about the making of their recent film, filming in a pandemic, and returning to the just-out-of-film-school gorilla style filmmaking even after they’ve made it big. Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon and help support the show.Send feedback or questions to…
 
Accomplished director Maureen Bharoocha checks in with us on the pod today! Her hustle work ethic has gotten her jobs like Golden Arm, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Hairpin Bender, and much much more. Maureen talks with us about her career, staying on the radar, and investing in yourself as a director. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: http://www.pandemoniuminc.com/…
 
Accomplished director Maureen Bharoocha checks in with us on the pod today! Her hustle work ethic has gotten her jobs like Golden Arm, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Hairpin Bender, and much much more. Maureen talks with us about her career, staying on the radar, and investing in yourself as a director. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: http://www.pandemoniuminc.com/…
 
This week on the pod it’s a Matt and Oren episode! We talk about stepping up as a director when things get a little crazy, hiring celebrities, and, of course, just shooting it.Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: Cutting your bagel into thirds and throwing out the middleMatt: Bo Burnham episode on the podcast Good One Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon a…
 
Producer Stu Pollard joins us on the pod today. Stu is full of great advice for filmmakers working on getting their first feature off the ground. We talk finances, getting people to truly believe in you and trust you with their money, and how to catch a producers attention to help produce your film.Lunacy Productions Website: https://lunacyproducti…
 
You may have booked tickets to see In the Heights, Myron Kerstein’s latest editorial project, and have seen some of his other films like Crazy Rich Asians, Garden State, and the TV show Girls. Myron chats with us about editing In the Heights, his techniques, and the overall craft of editing.Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: Carry around a 5tb hard-drive wi…
 
Editor turned director DW Thomas chats with us today. We talk about her upcoming film Too Late, she shares insight on valuing your time as a director, and has an interesting spin on where to spend your distribution money for an indie film. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: Glide gear butterfly scrim photography kit Matt: A podcast called Make Cool ShitDW: …
 
Director Danielle Lessovitz joins us on the pod today! She talks about her recent directorial debut Port Authority, indie films, and how Martin Scorsese came to produce her feature. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: The website Artstation.comMatt: The podcast called Light the FuseDanielle: The Ezra Klein Show. Specifically the episode How to Have Better Co…
 
Today on the pod we are chatting with A&E ‘Hoarders’ producer Courtney LeMarco. Courtney shares the crazy story on how he came to produce the iconic show, the ins and outs of unscripted TV, and he gives tips on how to stand out in your pitches. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: The HBO show Hacks Matt: Breaking Bad, now that we’re at the end of the pandemi…
 
This week on the pod we are talking with director Tim Nackashi! We talk passion projects, budgets, and, most importantly, collaboration. Check out Tim’s website: http://www.timnackashi.com/ Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: Kelly Erdmann on insta @kelladactylMatt: Sandbox.LA is an online workshop for directors where you can test out scenes with actors Tim:…
 
This week it’s another classic M&O episode! We talk ripomatics, what non-directing jobs could help you get directing jobs, and the state of the film industry as the world reopens and what that means for you.Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: Youtube video called ‘My Two Year Blender Progression’ by WillyMatt: The Circle season 2 on Netflix Contribute to the…
 
Today on the pod we are joined by writer/director Danny Madden. Dannys talks us through the making of his Sundance feature Beast Beast, how he used his hometown connections to make the film, and how Alec Baldwin came to produce the feature. Beast Beast IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8785030/ Ornana Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ornanaUnpaid Endorsem…
 
This week on the pod we are joined by ‘For Heaven’s Sake’ filmmakers Tim Johnson and Mike Mildon. Tim and Mike break down the process of filming a true crime documentary, and how they went about adding comedic relief to such a serious topic. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: Ponysmasher, Hayden Hillier Smith on Youtube, All Gas No Breaks Matt: 4k video dow…
 
Today on the pod we talk with AFI grad and accomplished director Yoko Okumura. She gives tips on writing/directing compelling stories, and shares her experience during and after attending one of the most prestigious film schools, American Film Institute. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: Jackie Chan: My Stunts docMatt: Fortune Feimster Sweet and Salty Netf…
 
Today on the pod we chat with Director Craig Zobel whose credits include HBO show Mare of Easttown, Z for Zachariah, and Compliance. He shares details on how he came to direct for HBO, chats philosophy of lenses, and gives a different perspective on how being an AD has helped his career as a director.Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: Everything but the bag…
 
Today we briefly catch up with friend of the show Jumai! She fills us in on her experience in the final semesters of film school, and learning while in a pandemic. Matt and Oren continue on to talk development, actors, and they share some tips on hitting those early call times when in a different time zone. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: Writer Dan Hern…
 
Today we talk with Pastor Alvarado and Jeff Molyneaux, two of the founders of Riverside Entertainment, a production company with offices in LA and Nashville.Riverside's website: https://www.riverside-ent.com/ Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon and help support the show.Send feedback or questions to @justshootitpod or justshootitpod@gmail.com.F…
 
Today we talk with DP Andy Strahorn who is most known for his work on 9-1-1: Lone Star, Lethal Weapon, and Good Girls Revolt. Andy gets down to the nitty gritty explaining the specifics of being a cinematographer for TV, the importance of collaborating with the director, and how he exposes for explosions. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: Judith and the Bl…
 
This week we are joined by accomplished producer Carolina Groppa, who is most known for Autism in Love, Miss Virginia, and The Female Brain. Carolina shares what it’s like working as a freelance producer, and lists the kind of qualities a director should have to get a producer's attention.Check out Carolina’s podcast, Angle on Producers, anywhere y…
 
Today on the pod we offer our advice on acting while chatting with actors from the Lee Strasberg Institute. We talk about prep, reels, and give first hand accounts of what the director is actually thinking after your audition. Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon and help support the show.Send feedback or questions to @justshootitpod or justshoo…
 
Today on the pod we chat with partner and executive producer Sam Penfield of 1stAveMachiene. Sam helps steer the careers of emerging directors, and she shares advice on what you could do to kickstart yours. Check out 1stAveMachiene and all the awesome work they do at https://www.1stavemachine.com/Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: If you like someones art o…
 
Friend of the show Roxy Shih joins us on the pod today! We chat about how to navigate directing other people’s scripts, and how to go about making changes if necessary. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: If you rent Airbnb or go to a place with a pool, bring a pump to inflate pool toys and a set of tools. Also, if you’re on a zoom call use names with addres…
 
Accomplished director and fellow podcaster Mike Pecci joins us on the pod this week. He shares his insights about becoming a working director, and answers the question of when should you move to Hollywood? Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: Matt Ridder Twitter thread about his first open writing assignment Matt: Episode 132 of the podcast Show Don’t TellMik…
 
Today we sit down with comedy director, LP, who is most known for directing sketch comedy on Funny or Die, T.V shows like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and her latest feature Desperados on Netflix. We chat about how she took her experience making short 3 min sketches, and turned it into a film and television directing career. Unpaid Endorsemen…
 
Filmmaker Daniel Scarpati sits down with us to chat about his recent book, Gofers: On The Front Lines of Film and Television, and all the valuable lessons it contains. We outline the life of a production assistant, how to start in this business with zero connections, and explain why success is about who you don’t know. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: The…
 
Director Fisher Stevens sits down with us today to talk about his recently released film ‘Palmer’. He gets into how he got Justin Timberlake to star in his film, what it’s like working with a minor, and his decision to make the movie he wanted for a smaller budget. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: A Youtube channel called Wandering DPMatt: The film ‘Sound…
 
Stunt performer Stephen Koepfer can’t wait to get hit by a car (safely), but has been shoved around a bit on projects like John Wick: Chapter 3, The Blacklist, and Devs. Stephen talks with us about the technical side of stunt work, and how achievable stunts are even for the low budget films. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: The essential sounds tab in pre…
 
Accomplished director Justin Polk wasn’t sure where to start his filmmaking career, but he worked hard, made the move to LA, and is now a working director with his own production company Invisible Collective. Justin shares his story and gives insights along the way on what worked for him, and how it could work for you. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: Wat…
 
‘Rust Creek’ director Jen McGowan sits down with us today to talk festivals, picking the kind of director you want to be, and the art of being prepared and ready to go when an unexpected opportunity comes along. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: Apple original movie called Wolf Walkers, and Handstand Kitchen Matt: If you have the means, just get the better…
 
On this last day of 2020 we are rounding off the year chatting with Roxy Shih and Carlyn Hudson! We get into what this year has done for us, our hopes for 2021, and if this past year has changed the central question of this show: whether or not you should move to LA?Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: Melissa Hunter’s Twitter feed, and John Zaozirny’s Twitte…
 
Today we sit down with accomplished Sundance director Qasim Basir and chat about the efforts it took for him to get where he is now. We talk about all the highs, the lows, and everything in between about becoming a working director and what it takes to get there. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: Tip: when sending people projects, give a small description …
 
Being a mother doesn’t slow Zeina Durra down from filmmaking, and it certainly didn’t stop her from getting her film Luxor into Sundance. We chat with her about what it was like shooting in Egypt, adapting to the parent life while also being a Director, and Matt & Oren go into detail about what they prefer in a location. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: A…
 
Today on the pod we’re talking with Carlyn Hudson about what to do now that you have your script written. We chat about getting your script out there and seen, the importance of look books, knowing where your movie is in the marketplace, and more! Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: Check out Helier Smith’s Youtube channel about his theory’s on editing Matt:…
 
Accomplished DP Carissa Dorson sits down with us today to talk about being a cinematographer with a publicist, and getting your name out there. We chat about what a social media presence can do for your career, and Carissa shares her insights on what kind of director is best to work with. Check out Carissa’s latest film Darkness in Tenement 45: htt…
 
Today Matt and Oren sit down to talk about the art department, production designers, and the nature of collaborating. Unpaid Endorsements:Oren: Translights, pacificstudios.netMatt: The Hitchcock film Rope, the show How To with John Wilson, and a short on Short of the Week called Emergency Action Plan Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon and help…
 
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