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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matt and Oren are back with more listener questions. What to do when your production company splits? Should you self finance your own feature, or go to film school? Canada vs CA and more.
TV director extraordinaire, Hanelle Culpepper (Empire, Star Trek, Counterpart, Castle, Criminal Minds, 90210, Gotham) 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.
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.
Tune in for a full catch up episode with Oren and Matt. Oren talks about writing treatments and pitching, while Matt talks about working as showrunner for the new Facebook Watch program. Check it out!
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.