Passion Projects and Union “Flips” – Just Shoot It 116

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This week get ready for a classic Oren and Matt catch up episode! Tune in as Oren regales us with tales from his latest commercial campaign, while Matt tells us about his latest passion project and how he just shot it! Matt and Oren then do a deep dive on Hollywood unions, teamsters, and what it really means for a shoot to “flip”.

Also don’t forget to check out Oren’s unpaid endorsement at https://www.qimaging.com/products/software/.

How to Act On Set with That One Auditions’ Alyshia Ochse – Just Shoot It 115

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Tune in for a special crossover episode with actress, author, and host of the podcast That One Audition, Alyshia Ochse. Having acted in True Detective, Ballers, Life Sentence, and a variety of soap operas, Alyshia has years of auditioning experience and set work under her belt. She also hosts the podcast, “That One Audition,” where she interviews top actors and discuss their most life-changing audition tales. In this episode, we cover the dos and don’ts of auditioning, from both the actor and director perspectives. We also discuss what truly goes into commercial casting, as well as tips for self taping and acting reels.
You can learn more about Alyshia and “That One Audition” at https://alyshiaochse.com and https://alyshiaochse.com/podcast/.

Making Your Short Film Work For You with Jesse Atlas – Just Shoot It 114

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This week we sit down with writer/director Jesse Atlas, known for his high-concept, character driven genre thrillers. Having directed the hit short films “Record/Play” (Sundance, 2013) and “Let Them Die Like Lovers” (Tribeca, 2018), Jesse talks about how to leverage your short film and expand it into a feature or series. Listen in as Jesse provides invaluable tools and strategies for making the most out of your short.
He also tells us all about his class “Storytelling For Short Form Content,” a workshop which teaches how to develop your brand/voice for your short. Learn more about his class and check out both shorts at autonomika.com.

Professional Pranks and Magic Tricks with Dan Siegel and Shane Spiegel – Just Shoot It 113

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Dan Siegel (writer/producer) and Shane Spiegel (director/producer) are a comedy duo and the creative geniuses behind the Universal Kids show, “Junk Drawer Magical Adventures”. In this episode Dan and Shane tell us about the development and making of show, as well as their experiences pulling off elaborate pranks for the Captain Underpants franchise and on prank TV shows. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this truly hilarious episode. Be sure to keep an eye out for “Junk Drawer Magical Adventures” on the Universal Kids Channel (coming soon!). Til then, if you’re looking for a laugh check out the short videos Dan and Shane shot for the “Captain Underpants Pranks For Good” Contest at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVUTZTqSomU and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqFuxAUNJ8.

Pitching the Pitch with Spencer Lee Griffin – Just Shoot It 112

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Join us for a conversation with Spencer Lee Griffin, Head of Live Action Development and Production at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. Having previously worked as an executive producer for College Humor, Comedy Central, and MTV, Spencer is a seasoned comedy producer. In this episode he shares with us how to write a compelling treatment for your TV show, as well as how to sell both yourself and your script to a network. Tune in for a great episode on pitching and TV writing! You can learn more about Spencer and Stoopid Buddy at http://www.spencerleegriffin.com/ and http://www.leagueofbuddies.com/.

Master of the Bootleg Universe w Adi Shankar – Just Shoot It 102

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Adi Shankar is the producer of Studio Films such as The Grey, Dredd, and A Walk Among the Tombstones. But he gained notoriety by releasing his own bootleg fan films based on The Punisher, Venom, and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Now he has directed new series for Netflix and talks about his don’t-wait-for-permission philosophy behind making the projects that get him excited.

Directing for SNL with Paul Briganti – Just Shoot It 83

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Live from Matt’s apartment, it’s Paul Briganti! Since we last sat down with Paul he’s directed a pair of pilots, a feature, and has started his second season of Saturday Night Live. We’ll learn what it takes to put up a cinematic, hilarious sketch once a week in one of the most famously high-pressure comedy environments of all time. It’s a great peek behind the curtain at SNL, from a director’s perspective.