The Breakthrough Year (and Listener Questions) with Carlyn Hudson – Just Shoot It 123

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Carlyn Hudson returns this week to help Matt and Oren answer the latest listener questions. She also discusses what is was like writing/directing for the new TV series “Boss Cheer” (a narrative show about the world of competitive cheerleading), and she goes into how and why this year was a turning point for her professionally. Check it out!

 

Getting Your First Feature Right with Never Goin’ Back’s Augustine Frizzell – Just Shoot It 122

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Augustine Frizzell sits down with Matt and Oren to talk about her path to making her breakout film Never Goin’ Back out August 3rd. It’s based on her wild teenage years, and we dive deep on her deciding to scrap the first draft of her completed film, to start all over and get it perfect. It’s a frank, relatable conversation with an exciting new filmmaker.

From Blacklist to Directing your First Multi-Million Dollar Movie with Elijah Bynum of Hot Summer Nights – Just Shoot It 121

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Tune in for a conversation with Elijah Bynum, director of the film “Hot Summer Nights” starring Timothee Chalamet. Learn about how Elijah got his first two screenplays on the Black List in the same year and hustled to get Hot Summer Nights made. 

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/.

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.

Everything About Making Commercials – Just Shoot It 81

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Have you ever been curious about how commercials get made? Who does what? Who’s in charge of who? Where do the ideas come from? Whats the difference between a CE a VP or a DP? Matt and Oren (mostly Oren) go DEEP into the details of how a commercial gets made from start to finish. This is a must for anyone serious about making it in the world of commercials.