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/.