244 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. 

Just Shoot It: A Podcast about Filmmaking, Screenwriting and Directin‪g‬ Filmmakers Matt Enlow & Oren Kaplan

    • Film Interviews
    • 4.8 • 213 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. 

    Other People's Scripts - Just Shoot It 256

    Other People's Scripts - Just Shoot It 256

    Friend of the show Roxy Shih joins us on the pod today! We chat about how to navigate directing other people’s scripts, and how to go about making changes if necessary.

    Unpaid Endorsements:

    Oren: If you rent Airbnb or go to a place with a pool, bring a pump to inflate pool toys and a set of tools. Also, if you’re on a zoom call use names with addressing people so everyone knows they’re important to you in that meeting

    Matt: Utilize startup communities to learn more on how to get a film off the ground, and start thinking of your film like a startup

    Roxy: Directing tip: using the way you say action to set up the mood of a scene

    Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon ( http://patreon.com/justshootitpod ) and help support the show.

    Send feedback or questions to @ justshootitpod ( https://soundcloud.com/justshootitpod ) or justshootitpod@gmail.com.

    Follow Matt on twitter ( https://twitter.com/mrmattenlow ) and instagram. ( https://www.instagram.com/mrmattenlow/ )

    Follow Oren on twitter ( https://twitter.com/smiteypieleg ) and instagram. ( https://www.instagram.com/okaplan/ )

    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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    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 10 min
    When to Move to Hollywood w/Director Mike Pecci - Just Shoot It 255

    When to Move to Hollywood w/Director Mike Pecci - Just Shoot It 255

    Accomplished director and fellow podcaster Mike Pecci joins us on the pod this week. He shares his insights about becoming a working director, and answers the question of when should you move to Hollywood?

    Unpaid Endorsements:

    Oren: Matt Ridder Twitter thread about his first open writing assignment

    Matt: Episode 132 of the podcast Show Don’t Tell

    Mike: The book ‘Talking to Strangers’ by Malcolm Gladwell

    Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon ( http://patreon.com/justshootitpod ) and help support the show.

    Send feedback or questions to @ justshootitpod ( https://soundcloud.com/justshootitpod ) or justshootitpod@gmail.com.

    Follow Matt on twitter ( https://twitter.com/mrmattenlow ) and instagram. ( https://www.instagram.com/mrmattenlow/ )

    Follow Oren on twitter ( https://twitter.com/smiteypieleg ) and instagram. ( https://www.instagram.com/okaplan/ )

    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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    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 32 min
    Filmmaker or Die w/Comedy Director LP - Just Shoot It 254

    Filmmaker or Die w/Comedy Director LP - Just Shoot It 254

    Today we sit down with comedy director, LP, who is most known for directing sketch comedy on Funny or Die , T.V shows like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia , and her latest feature Desperados on Netflix. We chat about how she took her experience making short 3 min sketches, and turned it into a film and television directing career.

    Unpaid Endorsements:

    Oren: Using Youtube for things like how to tile a backsplash, a short film from Lulu Wang on Youtube called ‘Nian’ shot on the iPhone 12 pro.

    Matt: ‘Freaks and Geeks’ is on Hulu

    LP: The reality show ‘Ink Master’

    Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon ( http://patreon.com/justshootitpod ) and help support the show.

    Send feedback or questions to @ justshootitpod ( https://soundcloud.com/justshootitpod ) or justshootitpod@gmail.com.

    Follow Matt on twitter ( https://twitter.com/mrmattenlow ) and instagram. ( https://www.instagram.com/mrmattenlow/ )

    Follow Oren on twitter ( https://twitter.com/smiteypieleg ) and instagram. ( https://www.instagram.com/okaplan/ )

    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 ( https://soundcloud.com/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 6 min
    What Makes a Great PA with "Gofers" Author Daniel Scarpati - Just Shoot It 253

    What Makes a Great PA with "Gofers" Author Daniel Scarpati - Just Shoot It 253

    Filmmaker Daniel Scarpati sits down with us to chat about his recent book, Gofers: On The Front Lines of Film and Television, and all the valuable lessons it contains. We outline the life of a production assistant, how to start in this business with zero connections, and explain why success is about who you don’t know.

    Unpaid Endorsements:

    Oren: The ticktok-er Mad Matthies has a Youtube channel about her crazy video transitions

    Matt: A Fast Company article called ‘How Bill Hater Went from Production Assistant to SNL Hero to Leading Man’ and a film called ‘The Donut King’

    Daniel: A 3 part book series called ‘Keeper of the Clown’

    Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon ( http://patreon.com/justshootitpod ) and help support the show.

    Send feedback or questions to @ justshootitpod ( https://soundcloud.com/justshootitpod ) or justshootitpod@gmail.com.

    Follow Matt on twitter ( https://twitter.com/mrmattenlow ) and instagram. ( https://www.instagram.com/mrmattenlow/ )

    Follow Oren on twitter ( https://twitter.com/smiteypieleg ) and instagram. ( https://www.instagram.com/okaplan/ )

    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 ( https://gate.sc/?token=1a7503-1-1572540798839&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2fl9ojy )

    See who our guests are a week early on our instagram @ JustshootItPod ( https://soundcloud.com/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 28 min
    Oscars & Indies: Fisher Stevens on the Art of Perseverance - Just Shoot It 252

    Oscars & Indies: Fisher Stevens on the Art of Perseverance - Just Shoot It 252

    Director Fisher Stevens sits down with us today to talk about his recently released film ‘Palmer’. He gets into how he got Justin Timberlake to star in his film, what it’s like working with a minor, and his decision to make the movie he wanted for a smaller budget.

    Unpaid Endorsements:

    Oren: A Youtube channel called Wandering DP

    Matt: The film ‘Sound of Metal’

    Fisher: Drink green juice

    Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon ( http://patreon.com/justshootitpod ) and help support the show.

    Send feedback or questions to @ justshootitpod ( https://soundcloud.com/justshootitpod ) or justshootitpod@gmail.com.

    Follow Matt on twitter ( https://twitter.com/mrmattenlow ) and instagram. ( https://www.instagram.com/mrmattenlow/ )

    Follow Oren on twitter ( https://twitter.com/smiteypieleg ) and instagram. ( https://www.instagram.com/okaplan/ )

    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 ( https://gate.sc/?token=1a7503-1-1572540798839&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2fl9ojy )

    See who our guests are a week early on our instagram @ JustshootItPod ( https://soundcloud.com/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 3 min
    Taking Punches with John Wick Stuntman Stephen Koepfer - Just Shoot It 251

    Taking Punches with John Wick Stuntman Stephen Koepfer - Just Shoot It 251

    Stunt performer Stephen Koepfer can’t wait to get hit by a car (safely), but has been shoved around a bit on projects like John Wick: Chapter 3, The Blacklist, and Devs. Stephen talks with us about the technical side of stunt work, and how achievable stunts are even for the low budget films.

    Unpaid Endorsements:

    Oren: The essential sounds tab in premiere pro now lets you license music directly from premiere

    Matt: A video essay called Howard Hawks and the Art of the Screwball Comedy on Film Struck

    Steve: Open Broadcast Studio to find footage for your reel

    Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon ( http://patreon.com/justshootitpod ) and help support the show.

    Send feedback or questions to @ justshootitpod ( https://soundcloud.com/justshootitpod ) or justshootitpod@gmail.com.

    Follow Matt on twitter ( https://twitter.com/mrmattenlow ) and instagram. ( https://www.instagram.com/mrmattenlow/ )

    Follow Oren on twitter ( https://twitter.com/smiteypieleg ) and instagram. ( https://www.instagram.com/okaplan/ )

    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 ( https://gate.sc/?token=1a7503-1-1572540798839&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2fl9ojy )

    See who our guests are a week early on our instagram @ JustshootItPod ( https://soundcloud.com/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 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
213 Ratings

213 Ratings

The Socks Make The Outfit ,

What Makes a Great PA...Top Not h

Actors, be nice to the PA’s. They’ll be watching your auditions some day. Great episode guys. Thanks, Neil.

Cal Barnes 1 ,

Great Show About that Covers the Process of Filmmaking

This is a solid show in the filmmaking podcast network. I’ve been listening to Oren and Matt’s podcast along with a select handful of others as I’ve been directing my own first feature the last few years. Very informative. They cover a good array of topics and some great discoveries have been made. In these wild times we’re living in with an onslaught of over information, it’s great to have a few solid staples that deliver great content and episodes on a regular basis. Remember, when all else fails, Just Shoot It! It’s a great call to action.

GreCoBo ,

Existential-... Triumph?

Listening to over 200 episodes over the course of several months, I finally caught up to current events and WOW. Matt and Oren discussing their triumphs and misery so open and honestly, along with their incredibly insightful and sincere guests, makes for an entertaining and supremely educational show that I am so incredibly happy to have found.

I’ve saved a handful of quotes to later be put on T-shirts, but I shall end this review with these 2:

“If you stick it out, your odds are better than 1 in 50” (Oren) and “Steven Spielberg was never a shark.” (Matt)

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