21 episodes

The Crew Only podcast, hosted by Jazlyn Porter, is for film fanatics and individuals trying to get their start in the movie business! With every episode, you’ll get an exclusive insight into what it takes to make your favorite films from the people behind the scenes. Each week, Jaz will introduce you to a crew member with unique responsibilities and personal advice on how to get started in this business. Join Jazz and her guests as they share plenty behind the scenes stories as well as their experiences from Breaking Bad, Terminator, Marshall, and many more. Welcome to the crew life!

Crew Only Jazlyn Porter

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

The Crew Only podcast, hosted by Jazlyn Porter, is for film fanatics and individuals trying to get their start in the movie business! With every episode, you’ll get an exclusive insight into what it takes to make your favorite films from the people behind the scenes. Each week, Jaz will introduce you to a crew member with unique responsibilities and personal advice on how to get started in this business. Join Jazz and her guests as they share plenty behind the scenes stories as well as their experiences from Breaking Bad, Terminator, Marshall, and many more. Welcome to the crew life!

    COVID -19 Edition- Casting Buffalo Founders Discuss Launching a Business During a Pandemic

    COVID -19 Edition- Casting Buffalo Founders Discuss Launching a Business During a Pandemic

    I am starting a special Covid-19 series where we talk to filmmakers to find out what they are doing while Hollywood is shut down due to the Coronavirus. In this episode I spoke to Harry Lipsitz and Kyle Mecca two Buffalo Filmmakers and the Co-Founders of a casting company "Casting Buffalo"  to find out what it was like launching a company during a Pandemic. We also discussed how they are staying busy, if they are working on personal projects while at home, what they think the industry will be like after this and they offered up advice to what  other creatives can be doing during this time. I hope you guys enjoy this special episode and dont forget to Rate, Subscribe and Write a Review!

    • 35 min
    Templeton-Reality TV Production Assistant

    Templeton-Reality TV Production Assistant

    In this episode I sat down with Templeton who is a Production Assistant for various reality tv shows shows such as Chopped and Hustle in Brooklyn. He also does a lot of work for various companies such as Viacom, Conde Nast and so many more.  We got to discuss what is like working in reality tv,  how he is able to book jobs, his experience on Chopped and the life of a true freelancer.

    Make sure to listen to full episode if you want to  hear what's going on behind the scenes on  Chopped, how story lines are created on your favorite reality TV shows and if what you see is real or fake. 



    Be sure to follow him on instagram @foryoufromtemp and check out his podcast The Grown Folk Table.

    Thank you for listening, please like, subscribe and write a review!

    For more content be sure to check me out on Instagram @jazlynporter

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Byron Brown II- Walking in Your Truth as a Creative

    Byron Brown II- Walking in Your Truth as a Creative

    This episode is very different from all of the other episodes I've recored. 

    In this episode I discussed less about his responsibilities working in the electrical department in the TV/ Film  industry and more about who he is as a person and what its like working as a creative in Buffalo.

    The first half of the episode  we discuss what he does on film sets, how he got his start and what the electrical department is responsible for.

    The second half on the interview we really opened up about his truth being a creative, what's is like being the son of the Mayor of Buffalo and mental health.

    We even had the Mayor and our special guest Mitch Arizona chime in during the interview.



    As always I hope you guys enjoy this episode for its honesty and transparency. Please SHARE SHARE SHARE with friends and family  and don't forget to Subscribe, Rate and Write a Review!

    • 55 min
    Danny Carroll- What It's Like Being A Producers Assistant

    Danny Carroll- What It's Like Being A Producers Assistant

    Danny Carroll was the Producers Assistant on NBC's "The Enemy Within". The ironic thing about this interview is that when Danny and I sat down to talk, I was asking him question that not only did I think guest would want to ask but also questions I really wanted know the answers of.. At the time I was wrapping out of my job as an Office PA and I was ready to transition to Producers Assistant but I didn't really know how.

    In this interview you will learn

    *What a Line Producers role is

    *What the responsibilities of a Producers Assistant is

    *The best way to become a Producers Assistant 

    *What makes a good Producers Assistant

    As mentioned in the episode here is Danny's email address if you want to email him for advice or any other questions.

    Danny@stfortune.com 



    Thank you for listening and Please Subscribe wherever you listen at, make sure to Rate, Write a Review and tell someone who you think might be interested in this podcast.

    • 1 hr
    Mark Clennon: His Experience Capturing BTS of The Cast and Crew of Ava Duvernay's Limited Series "When They See Us"

    Mark Clennon: His Experience Capturing BTS of The Cast and Crew of Ava Duvernay's Limited Series "When They See Us"

    Mark Clennon is a commercial and editorial photographer. Inspired by Ava DuVernay herself, Mark decide to switch his career later on in life.  Only working full time for less than two years at the time of this opportunity.  He has been able to work with major brands and people such as Reebok, Vogue, Culture Con, supermodel Bella Hadid and so many more. On this episode I spoke to Mark about his unique opportunity where he had the chance to spend  a day on set of the limited series "When They See Us" and capture some behind the scenes photos. He also returned to capture pictures from the premiere and the wrap party. 

    During this episode you will hear:

    How Mark got this opportunity

    What Ava and the cast were like on set

    His journey of becoming a photographer

    How the cast and crew reacted to seeing the series  & so much more

    If you want to check out more of Mark's work you can follow him on IG @mark.c or check out his website www.markclennon.com

    Don't forget to Like, Subscribe and Write a Review!

    • 1 hr
    Denzel Williams- Music Video Director

    Denzel Williams- Music Video Director

    In the first episode of Season 2 I spoke with Denzel Williams who is a music video director from Buffalo, NY who has worked with some dope artists such as Estelle, India Arie, A Boogie and more. He is also the creator of  the WNY based music festival Vibrations.

    During our discussion he talked about how music video directors get paid,  the process of writing treatments, some of the issues with the payment process and his story of how he left Buffalo right after high school to pursue his dreams.

    If you want to stay up to date with the projects Denzel is working on now follow him on IG @dz_williams.

    As always make sure to Subscribe, Rate and Write a Review!!!

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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36 Ratings

36 Ratings

cool listen ,

Welcoming the new episodes!!

Thank you for providing this podcast for so many people.

@TunisiaSeda ,

LOVE IT!

This podcast is literally what I needed! So great to hear the journeys of diverse young professionals. So relatable and informative! Jaz is amazing!

New to production ,

I’ve been SEARCHING for this

It is the only podcast I have been able to find with a young and diverse perspective on “behind the scenes” on the film industry. There is a lot of useful information that I am taking to apply to my career.

It’s also a good place to get more knowledge about how things get done if you’re just curious!

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