After a lively dinner in Hollywood, Matt Enlow and Oren Kaplan spent the rest of the night talking in the parking lot, after having realized that there wasn’t a podcast geared towards the question they were both constantly asking themselves: What does a director do? See, they both knew what the big time hollywood directors they grew up idolizing did. Their heads were *filled* with anecdotes and stories about the good old days of Hollywood filmmaking. But did any of that actually apply to them, two working directors you’ve never heard of? They realized that for people just starting out, looking to quit their day jobs, and climb the ladders of Hollywood, resources were slim. They also both, coincidentally, wanted to start a podcast.
That week Oren started buying gear, and Matt registered the domain JustShootItPod.com.
One hundred episodes and two years later, Just Shoot It has grown into a thriving community of filmmakers sharing ideas and experiences across the globe.
So dive in, and soak up the shared experience of hundreds of filmmakers in the trenches, making a living every day, people who got it together, put their hearts and wallets on the line to Just Shoot It.
We put together a page with a few of our favorites, if you’re looking for somewhere to start.
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 website is www.mrmattenlow.com.
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 www.orenfilm.com.
The show is edited by Sarah Weirda, who is great!