How to Act in an Audition: Just Shoot It #26


This is a must for actors and directors alike.

Join our roundtable discussion with directors Matt Pollock, Eric Kissack and Liz Manashil along with hosts Matt Enlow and Oren Kaplan as they explore what directors are looking for (and what mistakes we make) in the audition process.

This is a great episode for actors curious about auditioning, so share it with a friend!

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Matt Enlow: the podcast I Was there Too

Oren: Rocket Jump the Show

Liz Manashil: Volunteering at the Echo Park Film Center and going to see young filmmakers work.

Eric: Slate Political Gabfest podcast

Matt Pollock: Tv show Man Seeking Woman and FX Now.

Editor Eric Cripeau: The Q & A podcast

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Year End Review- Just Shoot It #25


In the 25th episode of Just Shoot It we close out the year with some listener questions, begin new projects, and prepare for 2016.

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Men’s Journal “Inside the Revenant”

Dan Harmon’s Channel 101 Story Tutorial
Nathan for You

And don’t forget to share your filmmaking resolutions with us.

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Listener Question: Volunteer Crews

Listener Questions

Hi Guys thanks very much for putting out a great podcast. Q: When working with filmmakers on a volunteer basis how do you actively encourage them to engage with the project to a professional standard? Just to make things more complicated, I’m working with a collective where I’m the new guy but I’m also producing. I’m locked in with the talent I have, I need them to work but if I lean too heavy they’ll go silent for days/weeks. Any advice greatly appreciated. Keep up the good work.

Hey hey N-A-H, This is a particularly challenging situation, but we’ve got some solid advice in this week’s episode. Thanks for writing in!

Listener Question: Full Time Job?

Listener Questions

I’m a young comedy filmmaker that pays his bills with freelance editing while I direct stuff (one of which was a successful short). Because of said short I got offered a year-long salaried position at a [HUGE] web company to write/direct sketches and web content. Awesome, right? Except I don’t really like the company or what they make, and I’ve had difficult experiences with them in the past. My gut says no, but it’s hard to walk from benefits and decent budgets to do what I love. Advice?

Hi Anon! We answered your question on this week’s episode. Let us know what decision you made!