314 episodes

Just Shoot It is a podcast about directing hosted by directors. Each week we interview filmmakers on writing, cinematography, development and acting to learn how to build a successful career as a filmmaker in the Hollywood industry.
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Just Shoot It: A Podcast about Filmmaking, Screenwriting and Directing Filmmakers Matt Enlow & Oren Kaplan

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 232 Ratings

Just Shoot It is a podcast about directing hosted by directors. Each week we interview filmmakers on writing, cinematography, development and acting to learn how to build a successful career as a filmmaker in the Hollywood industry.
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    Directing Great TV w/Pete Chatmon - Just Shoot It 325

    Directing Great TV w/Pete Chatmon - Just Shoot It 325

    This week, Matt & Oren reunite with the prolific and talented TV director, Pete Chatmon, and discuss bringing his unique vision to ongoing projects.
    Matt's Endorsement: BARRY on HBO
    Oren's Endorsement: Upgrading Your Computer
    Pete's Endorsement: Atlanta on FX
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    Each week on Just Shoot It we interview your directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and actors, and learn how they became successful, working content creators. We’ll share tips and stories of how people in the entertainment industry forced their ways into sustainable careers. We’re all about getting off your butt and making your own videos.

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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Quick Tips For New Directors w/Matt & Oren - Just Shoot It 324

    Quick Tips For New Directors w/Matt & Oren - Just Shoot It 324

    This week, Matt & Oren rocket through a quick episode to give new directors some important advice, along with some tips for your first feature film.
    Matt's Endorsement: Everything Everywhere All At Once // VFX & Chill
    Oren's Endorsement: Euphoria Season 2 & the SmartLess Podcast
    Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon and help support the show.
    Send feedback or questions to @justshootitpod or justshootitpod@gmail.com.
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    Wanna be on the show? Call us with a question at (262) 6-SHOOT-1, and we’ll air your voicemail on the show.
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    See who our guests are a week early on our instagram @JustshootItPod
    Music was provided by the free music archive and by Jahzzar.
    Each week on Just Shoot It we interview your directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and actors, and learn how they became successful, working content creators. We’ll share tips and stories of how people in the entertainment industry forced their ways into sustainable careers. We’re all about getting off your butt and making your own videos.

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    • 33 min
    Networking & Working Up The Ladder w/Devin Das - Just Shoot It 323

    Networking & Working Up The Ladder w/Devin Das - Just Shoot It 323

    In this week's episode, we do a deep dive with Devin Das (Actor/Writer/Producer) about his career and two indie features: 'Wes Schlagenhauf Is Dying' and 'Keeping Company'.
    Matt's Endorsement: Robert Kirkman's Fantastic Four
    Oren's Endorsement: Mosquito Killer
    Devin's Endorsement: SodaStream
    Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon and help support the show.
    Send feedback or questions to @justshootitpod or justshootitpod@gmail.com.
    Follow Matt on twitter and instagram.
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    Wanna be on the show? Call us with a question at (262) 6-SHOOT-1, and we’ll air your voicemail on the show.
    Show your support: rate and review us on iTunes. apple.co/2fl9ojy
    See who our guests are a week early on our instagram @JustshootItPod
    Music was provided by the free music archive and by Jahzzar.
    Each week on Just Shoot It we interview your directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and actors, and learn how they became successful, working content creators. We’ll share tips and stories of how people in the entertainment industry forced their ways into sustainable careers. We’re all about getting off your butt and making your own videos.

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    How To Know If You're Really A Director w/Matt & Oren - Just Shoot It 322

    How To Know If You're Really A Director w/Matt & Oren - Just Shoot It 322

    This week, Matt & Oren talk about labeling yourself as a filmmaker & director and do a little catching up!
    Matt's Endorsement: Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2
    Oren's Endorsement: Gas Station Deals & Chili Roasted Pistachios
    Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon and help support the show.
    Send feedback or questions to @justshootitpod or justshootitpod@gmail.com.
    Follow Matt on twitter and instagram.
    Follow Oren on twitter and instagram.
    Wanna be on the show? Call us with a question at (262) 6-SHOOT-1, and we’ll air your voicemail on the show.
    Show your support: rate and review us on iTunes. apple.co/2fl9ojy
    See who our guests are a week early on our instagram @JustshootItPod
    Music was provided by the free music archive and by Jahzzar.
    Each week on Just Shoot It we interview your directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and actors, and learn how they became successful, working content creators. We’ll share tips and stories of how people in the entertainment industry forced their ways into sustainable careers. We’re all about getting off your butt and making your own videos.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Finding Confidence In Yourself And Your Crew w/Matt & Oren - Just Shoot It 321

    Finding Confidence In Yourself And Your Crew w/Matt & Oren - Just Shoot It 321

    This week, Matt & Oren catch up and talk about having confidence in yourself and your crew during pre-production and on set.
    Matt's Endorsement: Headphones Hook & The True Lies Of Elisabeth Finch
    Oren's Endorsement: Mac Studio & Free Covid Tests
    Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon and help support the show.
    Send feedback or questions to @justshootitpod or justshootitpod@gmail.com.
    Follow Matt on twitter and instagram.
    Follow Oren on twitter and instagram.
    Wanna be on the show? Call us with a question at (262) 6-SHOOT-1, and we’ll air your voicemail on the show.
    Show your support: rate and review us on iTunes. apple.co/2fl9ojy
    See who our guests are a week early on our instagram @JustshootItPod
    Music was provided by the free music archive and by Jahzzar.
    Each week on Just Shoot It we interview your directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and actors, and learn how they became successful, working content creators. We’ll share tips and stories of how people in the entertainment industry forced their ways into sustainable careers. We’re all about getting off your butt and making your own videos.

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    • 52 min
    Killer Treatments w/Carlyn Hudson - Just Shoot it 320

    Killer Treatments w/Carlyn Hudson - Just Shoot it 320

    And we're back! This week we chat with our buddy Carlyn Hudson about commercial/feature treatments and answer some listener questions.
    Matt's Endorsement: Framed.wtf
    Oren's Endorsement: Severance
    Carlyn's Endorsement: Attached
    Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon and help support the show.
    Send feedback or questions to @justshootitpod or justshootitpod@gmail.com.
    Follow Matt on twitter and instagram.
    Follow Oren on twitter and instagram.
    Wanna be on the show? Call us with a question at (262) 6-SHOOT-1, and we’ll air your voicemail on the show.
    Show your support: rate and review us on iTunes. apple.co/2fl9ojy
    See who our guests are a week early on our instagram @JustshootItPod
    Music was provided by the free music archive and by Jahzzar.
    Each week on Just Shoot It we interview your directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and actors, and learn how they became successful, working content creators. We’ll share tips and stories of how people in the entertainment industry forced their ways into sustainable careers. We’re all about getting off your butt and making your own videos.

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
232 Ratings

232 Ratings

Zoomrix ,

Authentic Informative Entertaining

THIS is what filmmakers need these days. Matt and Oren are honest and transparent with their show. It makes my day every week, I wish it was a daily podcast. If you’re a filmmaker worth their salt—you’ll listen to Just Shoot It Pod!

NewYorkOrNowhere_ ,

Best Filmmaking Podcast Out There

The rigorous attention to the daily mechanics of directing, writing, producing coupled with the sincerity and passion from Matt and Oren are unparalleled. Listen to them, listen to their guests, and you will be able to not only make a film, but have a strong sense on how to navigate the (wild) entertainment industry.

I began bingeing this podcast during the pandemic, and it armed me with everything I needed to know to shoot my first short film, including the encouragement to "just shoot it". Most importantly: write to your resources. My first film ended up winning awards in a few film festivals, and I have since directed two more shorts, one of which premiered at a BAFTA-qualifying film festival (my dream festival!), and I was recently named to a 2021 Director to Watch list from an industry publication, and have several commissioned projects in que for 2022. Seriously, I feel like I owe everything to this podcast (will be donating to their patreon shortly!).

Favorite part of the podcast: when Oren or Matt stops their guest and says, "wait, let's unpack that". It is always where I find myself wanting to know more granular details, and these two always prod for the juicy info that typically gets glossed over in other podcasts. Love this.

Oren, thank you for addressing the nitty gritty of how parenthood affects the life of creatives (mom of two young ones here, married to a composer). The naivete can be staggering, but it’s so important to discuss.

Macduffy Boy ,

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Show keeps getting better and better and better. . . .

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