The Breakthrough Year (and Listener Questions) w Carlyn Hudson – Just Shoot It 123

Carlyn Hudson returns this week to help Matt and Oren answer the latest listener questions. She also discusses what is was like writing/directing for the new TV series Boss Cheer, a narrative show about the world of competitive cheerleading. She even goes into how and why this year was a turning point for her professionally. Check it out!


Unpaid endorsements

Carlyn – Book called “Deep Work” by Cal Newport. About completely unplugging and learning how to refocus in this era of distractions. Emails can derail you in a real big way.


Carlyn – “Inbox Pause” program pauses your inbox


Matt – Book called “What I talk about When I Talk About Running” by Haruki Murakami


Oren – Morning pages from The Artist’s Way. This is writing three pages when you first wake up.


Oren – Forcing yourself to write and the site keeps a tally of how many words you’ve written.


Oren – The podcast, Caliphate. NYT journalist covers the Taliban and Isis.


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Just Shoot It is a podcast about directing, filmmaking and storytelling. Each week we interview your 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. 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 website is

Oren Kaplan is a director and VFX artist who has directed the theatrical feature, The Hammer, a Lifetime movie, and countless branded content videos. His website is

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