Three Directing Careers in One w Michael Pressman – Just Shoot It 140

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Michael Pressman has directed major studio movies (Ninja Turtles II, anyone?), countless episodes of TV (Law and Order, Blue Bloods, Chicago Med) AND theater. He’s a classic Hollywood director’s who’s life is filled with wild stories of the old days, and how he stays excited about the job after all these years. Strap in for our conversation with Michel Pressman, and check out Michael’s play Finks.

 

The Sustainable Indie Film Career w Mark Stolaroff – Just Shoot It 139

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Mark Stolaroff has made countless indie movies. Get the down low on how he’s made so many, and the secrets behind indie and micro features.

Check out his latest film, DriverX out Nov 30 to theaters & VOD thru @IFCFilms

 

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.

 

All About Commercials! Just Shoot It Live w Carlyn Hudson, Jordan Brady, & Tim Nackashi – Just Shoot It 128

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It’s finally arrived! We are happy to present a live show that’s all about commercial directing. This episode we are joined by hotshot Carlyn Hudson (Boss Cheer, Distance, The Big Spoon), commercial veteran Jordan Brady (Toyota, Chrysler, Respect the Process podcast), and music video rockstar (get it?) Tim Nackashi (OK Go, Maroon 5, Sean Paul). They’ve joined us and a packed audience to discuss anything and everything you need to know about directing commercials.

 

A special thanks to our patreon subscribers, who helped make this possible!

 

How to Act On Set w 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 wide 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/.

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.