How to Edit an SNL Sketch in 24 hours w Adam Epstein – Just Shoot It 129

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Saturday Night Live editor Adam Epstein joins us to talk about how he’s edited some of the most iconic sketch comedy videos of the last decade.

Matt wont shut up about this one: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkrpvCs-kfE

 

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!

 

From Brooklyn 99 to Arizona w Luke Del Tredici – Just Shoot It 127

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Luke Del Tredici (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 30 Rock, Bored to Death) joins Matt and Oren this week to talk about writing comedy for television and his new film Arizona. He describes what’s it like making network sitcoms and has some truly great tips for up-and-coming writers.

And don’t miss Luke’s new movie, Arizona, a comedy/horror film starring Danny McBride. It’s pretty awesome, so go check it out!

 

 

The Breakthrough Year (and Listener Questions) w 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. She even goes into how and why this year was a turning point for her professionally. Check it out!

 

Getting Your First Feature Right w 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 w 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 how Elijah got his first two screenplays on the Black List in the same year and hustled to make Hot Summer Nights.

Making Your Short Film Work For You w 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. He 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 a brand for your short. Learn more about his class and check out both shorts at autonomika.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.