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Just Shoot It is a podcast about directing, filmmaking and storytelling. Each week we interview your favorite up-and-coming directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and actors, and learn how they became successful, working content creators. We're all about getting off your butt and making your own videos. We'll share tips and stories of how people in the entertainment industry forced their ways into sustainable careers.

Just Shoot It is a podcast about directing, filmmaking and storytelling. Each week we interview your favorite up-and-coming directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and actors, and learn how they became successful, working content creators. We're all about getting off your butt and making your own videos. We'll share tips and stories of how people in the entertainment industry forced their ways into sustainable careers.
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Just Shoot It is a podcast about directing, filmmaking and storytelling. Each week we interview your favorite up-and-coming directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and actors, and learn how they became successful, working content creators. We're all about getting off your butt and making your own videos. We'll share tips and stories of how people in the entertainment industry forced their ways into sustainable careers.

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Episodes

The Scatalogical Comedy and Career of Geico Director Don Cherel - Just Shoot It 171

7/11/2019
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Don Cherel has spent his life directing huge commercial campaigns for Geico... but he's also a musician, DP, second unit director on features and family man. How does he juggle it all without living in Los Angeles? Don's a maverick, so get ready for a scatalogical, hilarious interview. Visit Plotdevices.Co to get your very own story clock workbook and other awesome filmmaking tools. Follow and tag them on twitter and Instagram @plotdevicesco with your plot twist in all of cinema (we'll hold...

Duration:00:52:11

Confessions of a Sundance/Slamdance Programmer w Drea Clark - Just Shoot It 170

7/4/2019
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This week we have on Drea Clark, producer and programmer extraordinaire! For thirteen years she was the Head of Feature Programming at Slamdance, and now she programs for Sundance. Today she talks about the many do's and don't's of applying to these top festivals, as well as how years of festival experience has helped her pick projects to produce. If you like what you hear in this episode, you can check out Drea's podcasts, "Who Shot Ya?" (https://maximumfun.org/shows/who-shot-y) and...

Duration:01:27:01

The Casting Lowdown w Duo Amanda Lenker Doyle and Chrissy Fiorilli - Just Shoot It 169

6/28/2019
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Casting directors Amanda Lenker Doyle and Chrissy Fiorilli sit down to talk about the process of casting. We cover everything from indie films to big budget commercials. It's a fun one, filled with war stories, big tangents, and soaked with practical advice direct from these two awesome casting directors. Check out all their work here: http://www.dfcasting.com/ Visit Plotdevices.Co to get your very own story clock workbook and other awesome filmmaking tools. Follow and tag them on twitter...

Duration:01:30:46

Collaboration Is The Name of the Game w Documentarian Charlie Tyrell - Just Shoot It 168

6/20/2019
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Charlie Tyrell stops by this week to talk about the making of his doc shorts, My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes (Sundance, Vimeo Staff Pick) and Broken Orchestra for Topic.com. Charlie's work is stunningly visual and he brings mixed media, animation, found footage, and affecting interviews to his work. He is also an exceptionally skilled collaborator and tells us about the team of experts he brings onto his projects to help elevate the world. Finally, he shares some of his strategies for getting...

Duration:01:17:44

Bonding with Netflix's Rightor Doyle - Just Shoot It 167

6/13/2019
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When Rightor Doyle was a young New York actor he had no idea his stint as a bodyguard for a dominatrix would eventually inspire his own hit Netflix show. He's taken all his experience as a working actor (notably as Nick on Barry) and writer, and poured it into his latest work, Bonding. As writer and director, we talk about his decision to step behind the camera, and how he managed to elevate a digital series to a show for Netflix. Visit Plotdevices.Co to get your very own story clock...

Duration:01:12:54

Useful, Educational, Inspirational w Plot Devices’s Seth Worley: Just Shoot It 166

6/6/2019
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Seth Worley is a writer/director of short films and branded content for clients like JJ Abram's Bad Robot, Red Giant, Film Riot, and Steve Taylor. He is also the cofounder of Plot Devices, and he makes killer VFX tutorial videos framed by story. Strap in for a great episode on VFX tutorials, balancing being a filmmaker with marketing tools, and the story of why he cofounded Plot Devices. UNPAID ENDORSEMENTS Oren - Captain Disillusion on YouTube; put a trash can in the middle of your party;...

Duration:01:03:10

Privilege in Hollywood. Catching Up w Matt and Oren - Just Shoot It 165

5/30/2019
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Tune in for a classic Matt-Oren catch up. They cover a lot of ground, from writing schedules to determining if you're the right fit for a project. They also have a frank discussion about privilege and how we cannot help but compare ourselves to others and their successes. UNPAID ENDORSEMENTS Matt - Karel Zeman filmmaker Oren - Sucker Punch by Sigrid music video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uHt2LrCSWg SPECIAL RECS Lost in La Mancha - Best doc about a film shoot gone wrong! Show your...

Duration:00:48:23

Leaping from Totally Sketch to Features w Michael Gallagher - Just Shoot It 164

5/23/2019
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Michael Gallagher has gone from making hundreds of YouTube sketches to co-founding Maker Studios Inc to directing features. Listen and learn as he tells us how he got his start in YouTube and is now releasing his fifth feature, Funny Story (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kAaSA4ckUE). UNPAID ENDORSEMENTS Michael - Imagine: John Lennon documentary https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095360/ Oren - Watch a Hollywood Screenwriter Write a Scene From Scratch in 7 Minutes video...

Duration:01:23:46

Protecting Your Time w Filmmaking Entrepreneur Noam Kroll - Just Shoot It 163

5/21/2019
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Today we are joined by Renaissance Man Noam Kroll (NoamKroll.com). Noam is a writer, director, editor, colorist, blogger, AND podcaster who just wrapped his second feature, Psychosynthesis. Here he tells us how he balances tech with art, and also shares some strategies he's developed to build a sustainable career. UNPAID ENDORSEMENTS Oren - Google Maps Set Reminder, set what time you want to arrive someplace Matt - Criterion Channel streaming service; Apple TV Noam - MUBI: Watch and Discover...

Duration:01:24:49

Poms Director Zara Hayes is Inspired by True Events - Just Shoot It 162

5/9/2019
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Poms director Zara Hayes sits down to talk about how she made the jump from directing hard-hitting, award-winning documentaries to directing a star-studded comedy starring Diane Keaton. Show your support: rate and review us on iTunes. apple.co/2fl9ojy Drop us a few bucks over at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JustShootItPod See who are guests are a week early on our Instagram @JustshootItPod(www.instagram.com/justshootitpod/) Send feedback to @justshootitpod or justshootitpod@gmail.com or...

Duration:01:21:21

The Internet Won, Get Over It w Indy Mogul’s Ted Sim - Just Shoot It 161

5/2/2019
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This week we get a visit from Ted Sim, host of the newly relaunched Indy Mogul and president of Apurture Lighting. Ted talks to the guys about the state of digital media and what it means to create content online today. He also sheds some light on new avenues for up-and-coming directors to break into Hollywood, so you best listen up! Special Recs: Rita House, West Hollywood - Members can do screenings and events The Influencers show Gear companies funding short films!! Michael Tucker's...

Duration:01:18:46

Attaching Big Names To Your First Feature w Director Kendall Goldberg - Just Shoot It 160

4/25/2019
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This week writer-director Kendall Goldberg tells a classic tale of just shooting it. Tune in to learn what it took for her to make her first feature, When Jeff Tried to Save the World, starring John Peter of Napoleon Dynamite. You can check out more of Kendall's work at www.kendallgoldbergfilms.com. Unpaid Endorsements Oren - Sorry To Bother You movie Oren - Free Solo movie Oren - Somm wine documentary Kendall - Cofax has an amazing breakfast burrito Kendall - PEN15 Hulu TV show Matt - Jen...

Duration:01:14:34

How to Build a Giant Cast on an Indie Budget w Michael K Feinstein & Nikki Soohoo- Just Shoot It 159

4/18/2019
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Writer/director Michael K Feinstein and actor Nikki Soohoo sit down to talk about what it takes to make an indie feature with a giant cast of recognizable, and up-and-coming actors. Find out what made Michael's film, The Browsing Effect so appealing to an army of hot new actors. Show your support: rate and review us on iTunes. apple.co/2fl9ojy See who are guests are a week early on our Instagram @JustshootItPod(www.instagram.com/justshootitpod/) Send feedback to @justshootitpod or...

Duration:01:27:31

Get Some Action! Making a Showtime Docuseries w Luke Koren and Bradley Jackson - Just Shoot It 158

4/11/2019
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Dynamic duo Luke Korem and Bradley Jackson return to talk about the making of their new Showtime series, Action, a docuseries about sports betting told through the eyes of the people who live it. They share what it's been like to shift from features to docuseries and why you want to work with a showrunner in a documentary space. Don't miss the Action season finale this Sunday, April 14! Check out all episodes on Showtime. Action Trailer:...

Duration:01:29:44

From ADing to Adult Films. Answering Listener Questions - Just Shoot It 157

4/4/2019
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In this episode, Matt and Oren tackle the latest batch of listener questions. They cover everything from educational programming, to what makes a great AD, to climbing the ladder in the world of adult filmmaking... Special Recs: JSI episode w Augustine Frizzell https://soundcloud.com/justshootitpod/getting-your-first-feature-right-with-never-goin-backs-augustine-frizzell JSI episode w Maureen Bharoocha...

Duration:00:59:14

Just the Tips from pen15 Co-Creator Sam Zvibleman – Just Shoot It 156

3/29/2019
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This week we get a visit from Sam Zvibleman, co-creator and director of the smash hit Hulu show Pen15! Sam talks about his journey of getting Pen15 off the ground, and he also shares why he only writes/directs for shows he truly loves. Check it out! Unpaid Endorsements: Oren - In Premiere, how to autosave if it is hanging https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCFe04Df4dw Matt - Letterboxd https://letterboxd.com/ Sam - "PLC Hot Slammer" - When you don't have time onset or it's a hot day, you down a...

Duration:01:05:52

Making a TV Show in the Big Leagues w Shondaland’s Alison Eakle - Just Shoot It 155

3/22/2019
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In our final episode of Development Month, we are joined by Alison Eakle, Head of Fiction and Non Fiction at Shondaland. As a producer at one of the most successful network television empires, Alison has brought us shows like How to Get Away with Murder, The Catch, Still Star-Crossed, Station 19, and For The People. She shares what it's like to make a Shondaland show, and also gives us details on Shondaland's shift from ABC over to Netflix. Unpaid Endorsements: Alison - Pen15 TV series on...

Duration:01:21:06

Launching a Digital Network w New Form CEO Kathleen Grace - Just Shoot It 154

3/15/2019
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In episode three of Development Month, New Form CEO Kathleen Grace stops by to tell us about creating digital content for the mobile-first generation. As CEO, Kathleen has developed and produced 43 pilots, with 23 projects being sold into series to TBS, go90, Freeform, CW The Seed, Refinery29, and many more. She tells us the story of how she launched New Form and what makes for interesting digital content. UNPAID ENDORSEMENTS: Kathleen Grace - Cherry by Nico Walker Matt - Escape from Dan...

Duration:01:26:55

Selling Your Script to IFC w Original Programming Exec David Person - Just Shoot It 153

3/7/2019
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Development Month continues on with episode number two! This week we are joined by David Person, a development exec in original programming for IFC TV. He talks to us about what it takes to get a comedy show onto IFC and what makes for a strong development exec. Unpaid Endorsements: Matt - How To Not Feel Like A Failure in the Film Industry by Chris Osborn www.talkhouse.com/how-to-not-feel-like-a-failure-in-the-film-industry/ Oren - Crashing TV show, season 3 David - Fairy Tale Theatre: The...

Duration:01:08:38

Developing your TV Show with AMC Exec Carrie Gillogly - Just Shoot It 152

2/28/2019
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AMC TV Exec Carrie Gillogly swings by to tell us about selecting TV shows for development. She also talks about shepherding a script through the development process, and where you should put your energy when submitting your work. This is a killer episode if you have a TV pilot and want to learn what a development exec is looking for when reading scripts. UNPAID ENDORSEMENTS: Matt - Fading by Alle Farben & Ilira music video. www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRy2qWpRJfc; Latest episode of the podcast...

Duration:01:10:58