Directing Horror Movies & Passion Projects w Director Darren Lynn Bousman of Saw II, III, IV & actress Sabrina Kern – Just Shoot It 150

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In this Episode, Matt and Oren answer a listener question about relationships with production companies. What happens when they decide to hire a different director? Should you take it personally? Learn how to stay friends with the people who hire you.

From Russia with Puns (Filming in Foreign Land) – Just Shoot It 147

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In this episode we peek behind the Iron Curtain as Matt comes at us live from his hotel room in Russia! Join us for an episode all about filming abroad and in another language. Matt and Oren dig deep into what it’s like to film with translators and how to avoid a “more intensity” situation.

 

Hollywood Stunt Photography and Commercial Directing w Greg Baldi – Just Shoot It 146

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Greg Baldi sits down with Matt and Oren to discuss balancing a career as a second-unit DP on action films with commercial directing. He’s shot on tons of Hollywood movies (Avengers, Jurassic World, The Dark Knight Rises, Drive) and also specializes in directing car commercials. Get the down low on how he’s managed to do it all.
You can learn more about Greg at www.gregbaldi.com.

 

From Promos To Celebrity Commercials w Director Ira Rosensweig – Just Shoot It 145

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Tune in for a chat with commercial director, Ira Rosensweig. Over the course of his career, he’s directed a wide range of celebrity talent, from Seth Rogen to Alec Baldwin, to even Peyton Manning. In this episode, he talks about shifting out of promo directing and making the move into commercial directing. You can learn more about Ira at www.irarosensweig.com.

 

The Inner Workings of TV Writing w Blackish Writer Steve Vitolo – Just Shoot It 138

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Tune in for an episode with television writer and Scriptation founder Steve Vitolo. He talks about how he worked his way from Script Coordinator to full fledged Writer for the TV show Blackish. He also talks about the app he created called Scriptation, which tracks the changes in notes in script revisions.

 

From Star Trek to Counterpart to Empire … How to Break Into Directing Network TV w Hanelle Culpepper – Just Shoot It 136

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TV director extraordinaire, Hanelle Culpepper (EmpireStar TrekCounterpartCastleCriminal Minds90210Gotham) joins us to talk about directing for network television. She tells us how she climbed the ranks to get where she is today, and she also shares some great strategies for getting the most out of your shadowing experience.

 

Fund Your Movie w Seed & Spark’s Founder Emily Best (Liz Manashil guest host) – Just Shoot It 135

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Emily Best, founder of Seed & Spark joins Oren and guest host Liz Manashil to talk about filmmaker education, the state of crowd funding, and building a sustainable filmmaking career.

 

You’ve Made a Short. Now What? w Short of the Week’s Andrew Allen & Jason Sondhi – Just Shoot It 133

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Andrew Allen and Jason Sondhi stop by this week to talk about how to make a truly great short film and then distribute it. These guys are the brains behind the acclaimed online shorts festival, Short of the Week (www.shortoftheweek.com). They have also written an exceptional article all about how to make a short that stands out and use it to further your career (www.shortoftheweek.com/news/be-every…e-all-at-once). So if you want some great advice on making and distributing a short, listen in.

Be sure to also check out the article, 15 Things Wrong With Your Short Film, a piece about the dos and don’ts of making a short film. You can find the article found on the Short of the Week website at www.shortoftheweek.com/news/15-thing…ng-short-film.