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Let's Shoot! with Pete Chatmon

  • Episode 64: Kelly Park

    19 GIU 2024 · Kelly made the seamless transition from acting coach to television director by creating a supportive environment that enhances an actor’s creativity and confidence on-screen. Kelly Park is a director known for “Lopez vs. Lopez”, “Frasier”, "The Neighborhood”, and “Station19”. In this episode, Kelly and Pete discuss the importance of nurturing creativity, collaborating with dialogue coaches, the art of Multicam directing, preparing young actors for intense scenes, being a “master blocker”, and more… (00:00:00 - 00:06:30) -- Podcast Intro and The Catch-Up (00:06:30 - 00:08:40) -- Devon Edwards Crew Call (00:08:40 - 00:11:45) -- Nurturing Creative Talents (00:11:45 - 00:13:45) -- Live-Theater (At Home) (00:13:45 - 00:15:30) -- Relocating To Oakland, CA (00:15:30 - 00:17:25) -- Lessons Learned From Early Jobs (00:17:25 - 00:21:00) -- Transitioning From Acting Coach to Director (00:21:00 - 00:26:40) -- Shadowing And Observing Directors (00:26:40 - 00:29:30) -- Collaborating With Dialogue Coaches (00:29:30 - 00:32:05) -- Preparing Young Actors For Story (00:32:05 - 00:33:15) -- “Transitions: A Director’s Journey + Motivational Handbook” Promo (00:33:15 - 00:34:10) -- Scriptation Promo (00:34:10 - 00:37:30) -- Directing Her First Episode (00:37:30 - 00:44:22) -- The Art Of Multicam Directing (00:44:22 - 00:46:30) -- Booking Shows And Taking Advantage Of Existing Relationships (00:46:30 - 00:48:40) -- Booking A Pilot Episode (00:48:40 - 00:51:10) -- Balancing Your Calendar (00:51:10 - 00:58:50) -- A Master Blocker (00:58:50 - 01:00:20) -- A Message To Your Younger Self (01:00:20 - 01:03:00) -- Lightning Question (01:03:00 - 01:04:39) -- Podcast Outro
    Ascoltato 1 h 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Episode 63: Maria Mantia

    12 GIU 2024 · Starting as a set production assistant, Maria gained invaluable experience on film and TV sets which led to the development of a keen eye for detail and organization. Maria Mantia is a 1st AD known for “Star Trek: Picard”, “Westworld”, “Welcome To Chippendales”, and “Interior Chinatown”, an upcoming Hulu series. In this episode, Maria sits down with Pete to discuss the responsibilities of the PA, 1st AD, and 2nd AD, the art of setting background, sticking to the agenda while still supporting the Director’s vision, the importance of ensuring “two minutes of goodwill”, gaining respect as an AD, and more… (00:00:00 - 00:08:50) -- Podcast Intro  (00:08:50 - 00:10:45) -- Marc Kelly Crew Call (00:10:45 - 00:12:15) -- Maria Mantia Credits   (00:12:15 - 00:15:10) -- Reel Talk (00:15:10 - 00:19:50) -- Finding Her Connection To Storytelling (00:19:50 - 00:23:25) -- Seeking Stories That Interest You (00:23:25 - 00:25:50) -- First Set Experience (00:25:50 - 00:29:30) -- Working As A Set PA On “Fight Club” (00:29:30 - 00:33:00) -- The Technique Of The Craft And Getting Into The DGA (00:33:00 - 00:35:35) -- The Journey To Assistant Director (00:35:35 - 00:38:10) -- Production Assistant Responsibilities (00:38:10 - 00:41:45) -- Setting Background (00:41:45 - 00:46:10) -- Second AD Responsibilities (00:46:10 - 00:47:19) -- “Transitions: A Director’s Journey And Motivational Handbook” Promo (00:47:19 - 00:48:10) -- Scriptation Promo (00:48:10 - 00:54:45) -- Assisting Directors And Executing Their Vision (00:54:45 - 01:01:00) -- Preparing For An Episodic Shoot (01:01:00 - 01:07:02) -- Two Minutes Of Goodwill (01:07:02 - 01:14:40) -- Setting Times For Scene Coverage (01:14:40 - 01:18:25) -- Making The Day And Staying Flexible (01:18:25 - 01:24:24) -- Gaining Respect As An AD (01:24:24 - 01:30:35) -- On Set With Maria And Pete (01:30:35 - 01:33:10) -- Podcast Outro
    Ascoltato 1 h 33 min. 10 sec.
  • Episode 62: Jameel Saleem

    5 GIU 2024 · After finding the confidence to skillfully translate his sense of humor into written words, Jameel knew it was time to pursue a career as a comedy writer. Jameel Saleem is a writer, producer, diirector, and actor best known for “Bob’s Burgers”, “South Park”, “Disenchantment” and “Exit Strategy”. In this episode, Pete and Jameel discuss the pillars of a “good” meeting, the importance of story focus and structure, the process of writing 7 drafts of a spec script, leaning into animation while still doing it all, getting hired to work on his favorite show, and more… (00:00:00 - 00:11:08) -- Podcast Intro  (00:11:08 - 00:13:00) -- Tammi Terell Crew Call (00:13:00 - 00:14:30) -- Jameel Saleem Credits   (00:14:30 - 00:21:20) -- Introduction To Acting (00:21:20 - 00:22:50) -- Finding His Passion As A Comedy Writer (00:22:50 - 00:26:30) -- The Pillars Of A “Good” Meeting (00:26:30 - 00:31:20) -- Make Stuff And Put It Out There (00:31:20 - 00:34:20) -- Staying Positive (00:34:20 - 00:37:20) -- Networking And Supporting Your Peers (00:37:20 - 00:43:20) -- The Importance Of Story Focus And Structure (00:43:20 - 00:44:28) -- “Transitions: A Director’s Journey And Motivational Handbook” Promo (00:44:28 - 00:45:12) -- Scriptation Promo (00:45:12 - 00:48:05) -- Transitioning Into Writing For TV (00:48:05 - 00:50:45) -- Full Circle Moments And Being Memorable (00:50:45 - 00:53:00) -- Staying In The Game (00:53:00 - 00:59:05) -- Getting Hired To Work On South Park (00:59:05 - 01:03:10) -- Navigating Through The Industry (01:03:10 - 01:05:50) -- Generating Personal Projects (01:05:50 - 01:07:15) -- Leaning Into Animation While Doing It All (01:07:15 - 01:10:15) -- No One Clothiers (01:10:15 - 01:15:05) -- What’s Next? (01:15:05 - 01:03:10) -- Podcast Outro *** More Podcast Info via www.linktr.ee/letsshootwithpetechatmon *** Get your 20% DISCOUNT on @scriptation Industry Pro! Scriptation is the Emmy-Award winning app that allows you to mark up scripts and save hours of time on set — all while going paperless! [www.scriptation.com/pete]
    Ascoltato 1 h 17 min. 17 sec.
  • Episode 61: Ava DuVernay

    1 GEN 2024 · With a firm background in journalism and publicity, Ava seamlessly transitioned her marketing expertise into crafting compelling cinematic narratives spanning documentary, television, and feature films. Ava DuVernay is a versatile Director best known for ‘Origin’, ‘When They See Us’, ‘Selma’, and ‘Queen Sugar’. In this special New Year's Day episode, Pete is joined by Ava as they discuss discovering the magical power of storytelling, the intentions behind her Array community, the intimate relationship between publicity and filmmaking, transitioning from indie films to television production, appreciating the limitless experience while creating “Origin’, and more… (00:00:00 - 00:03:50) -- Podcast Intro (00:03:50 - 00:08:00) -- Understanding The Power Of Storytelling (00:08:00 - 00:11:11) -- Growing Up In Compton (00:11:11 - 00:13:00) -- Attending UCLA and Pursuing Journalism (00:13:00 - 00:18:30) -- Interview Preparation (00:18:30 - 00:23:00) -- Working In Publicity (00:23:00 - 00:26:00) -- Discovering Magic On The ‘Collateral’ Set (00:26:00 - 00:31:00) -- Remembering Her Early Short Films (00:31:00 - 00:36:12) -- The Importance Of Giving Back and Creating Community (00:36:12 - 00:42:10) -- First Time Directing For Television (00:42:10 - 00:43:20) -- “Transitions: A Director’s Journey + Motivational Handbook” Promo (00:43:20 - 00:47:00) -- The Origin Of ‘Origin’ (00:47:00 - 00:56:25) -- Life On The Set Of ‘Origin’ (00:56:25 - 01:07:40) -- ‘Origin’ Transitions, Organized Principals, and Post (01:07:40 - 01:14:40) -- Director's Approach and Stand Out Moments (01:14:40 - 01:17:35) -- Post ‘Origin’ Expectations (01:17:35 - 01:20:20) -- Lighting Round Question (01:20:20 - 01:23:20) -- Podcast Outro
    Ascoltato 1 h 23 min. 13 sec.
  • Episode 60: Director's Roundtable [Season 4 Finale!]

    6 DIC 2023 · Directors Anya Adams, Carl Seaton, and Jeff Byrd make their return to the pod as we welcome Morenike Joela Evans and Daniel Willis for our first ever Director's Round Table with Pete! These multi-faceted television Directors have a diverse portfolio spanning various genres including The Flight Attendant, Snowfall, Yellowjackets, The Blacklist, The Neighborhood, Grey’s Anatomy, and more. In this special season finale, Pete is joined by his peers as they discuss signs of bad directing, their welcome to the DGA moment, how to rekindle their fire and push through hard times, expectations as they make a return to the Directors chair, and more… (00:00:00 - 00:07:10) -- Podcast Intro (00:07:10 - 00:10:05) -- Meet Pete Chatmon (00:10:05 - 00:12:40) -- Meet Morenike Joela Evans (00:12:40 - 00:15:15) -- Meet Daniel Willis (00:15:15 - 00:18:05) -- Meet Carl Seaton (00:18:05 - 00:25:45) -- Meet Jeff Byrd (00:25:45 - 00:30:55) -- Meet Anya Adams (00:30:55 - 00:41:10) -- Signs Of Bad Directing (00:41:10 - 00:48:00) -- Rekindling Your Fire (00:48:00 - 01:13:50) -- Appreciating Your Village (01:13:50 - 01:15:00) -- “Transitions: A Director’s Journey And Motivational Handbook” Promo (01:15:00 - 01:40:30) -- Welcome To The DGA Moments (01:40:30 - 01:57:20) -- Returning To The Directors Chair Post Strike (01:57:20 - 01:59:40) -- Podcast Outro
    Ascoltato 1 h 59 min. 47 sec.
  • Episode 59: Bola Ogun

    29 NOV 2023 · In 2017, Bola wrote, starred in, and directed the short film ‘The Water Phoenix’ which quickly became her calling card. It also helped her identify her voice and tone as a Director. Bola Ogun is a first-generation Nigerian American Director best known for ‘Queen Sugar’, ‘The Witcher’, ‘Raising Dion’, and ‘Are We Good Parents?”. In this episode, Bola and Pete dive into the benefits of shadowing Directors and activating your network, crowdfunding for independent films, understanding the meaning and power of the word “no”, production assistant anecdotes, the importance of raising your words instead of your voice, and more… (00:00:00 - 00:13:23) -- Podcast Intro And Mail Box Questions (00:13:23 - 00:21:05) -- Introduction To Storytelling (00:21:05 - 00:29:30) -- Transitioning Into Film Directing And AFI Workshop (00:29:30 - 00:33:40) -- Raising Money For ‘The Water Phoenix’ (00:33:40 - 00:35:20) -- Self Discovery From Bali (00:35:20 - 00:39:20) -- Shadowing Directors And Activating Her Network (00:39:20 - 00:43:00) -- Directing An Episode Of ’Queen Sugar’ (00:43:00 - 00:46:00) -- Planting Her Feet In Episodic Directing (00:46:00 - 00:47:30) -- Having A Faithful Approach (00:47:30 - 00:55:00) -- Production Assistant Anecdotes (00:55:00 - 01:00:05) -- Director Anecdotes (01:00:05 - 01:01:20) -- “Transitions: A Director’s Journey And Motivational Handbook” Promo (01:01:20 - 01:04:45) -- Staying True To Your 100% Self (01:04:45 - 01:12:45) -- The Many Layers Of Filmmaking (01:12:45 - 01:19:40) -- MidJourney And Strike Hobbies (01:19:40 - 01:24:00) -- Lightning Round Question (01:24:00 - 01:26:15) -- Podcast Outro
    Ascoltato 1 h 26 min. 22 sec.
  • Episode 58: Allison Liddi-Brown

    22 NOV 2023 · After years of theater directing, Allison made the transition into television bringing a keen understanding of performance and stagecraft to the small screen. Allison Liddi-Brown is a Director best known for ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘CSI: Miami’, ‘The Good Doctor’, ‘Scandal’, and ‘The Secret World of Alex Mack’. In this episode, Allison joins Pete to discuss tips and tricks when directing the untrained actor, the importance of deep collaboration, the art of blocking and movement, tone meetings and finding moments to elevate a scene, removing your fears and ego, navigating personal politics and more… (00:00:00 - 00:15:30) -- Podcast Intro And Mail Box Questions (00:15:30 - 00:22:20) -- Transitioning From Theater To Filmmaking (00:22:20 - 00:24:35) -- Directing The Untrained Actor (00:24:35 - 00:32:50) -- Earning Trust And Respect (00:32:50 - 00:35:00) -- Growing Up In Los Angeles And A Start At Nickelodeon (00:35:00 - 00:38:30) -- CSI Experience (00:38:30 - 00:39:40) -- Navigating Personal Politics (00:39:40 - 00:42:15) -- The Moment It Clicked (00:42:15 - 00:46:45) -- The Art of Blocking (00:46:45 - 00:52:30) -- The Art of Collaboration (00:52:30 - 00:53:42) -- “Transitions: A Director’s Journey And Motivational Handbook” Promo (00:53:42 - 00:56:55) -- Transitioning From Children’s Programming To Drama (00:56:55 - 01:00:20) -- Communicating With Your DP (01:00:20 - 01:10:40) -- Tone Meetings And Finding Moments To Elevate A Scene (01:10:40 - 01:12:10) -- Securing New Opportunities (01:12:10 - 01:17:00) -- Producing Director Vs. Episodic Director (01:17:00 - 01:30:44) -- Removing Ego And Fears (01:30:44 - 01:32:50) -- Post-Strike Ambitions (01:32:50 - 01:36:30) -- Characteristics To Make It As A Director (01:36:30 - 01:38:05) -- Podcast Outro
    Ascoltato 1 h 38 min. 9 sec.
  • Episode 57: Jonathan Judge

    15 NOV 2023 · With a focus on identifying the best way to tell a story, Jonathan showcases a diverse skill set that enriches the visual, technical and narrative aspects of a production. Jonathan Judge is a television director best known for “Blues Clues'', “LazyTown”, “Young Sheldon'', and “The Really Loud House''. In this episode, Jonathan sits down with Pete to discuss the undeclared responsibilities when working in children’s programming, the Unreal Engine and how it compares to the Volume technology, live taping and multicam fundamentals, his introduction to green screen, booking sitcom pilots, and more… (00:00:00 - 00:17:30) -- Podcast Intro And Mail Box Questions (00:17:30 - 00:24:20) -- Enhancing Story Elements (00:24:20 - 00:28:19) -- Growing Up In Long Island, NY (00:28:19 - 00:32:55) -- Attending NYU And Having A Story To Tell (00:32:55 - 00:37:00) -- Film School Takeaways (00:37:00 - 00:41:50) -- Transitioning Into Television Directing (00:41:50 - 00:45:20) -- Working In Children’s Programming (00:45:20 - 00:48:50) -- Reflecting On NYU Interview (00:48:50 - 00:51:15) -- Introduction To Green Screen (00:51:15 - 00:58:15) -- Directing LazyTown And Unreal Engine Breakdown (00:58:15 - 01:02:08) -- Understanding The Volume (01:02:08 - 01:03:21) -- “Transitions: A Director’s Journey And Motivational Handbook” Promo (01:03:21 - 01:09:00) -- Tosh.0 And Kid’s Choice Awards (01:09:00 - 01:12:05) -- Diversifying Your Skillset (01:12:05 - 01:24:00) -- Transitioning Into Drama And Hour Programming (01:24:00 - 01:29:15) -- Live Taping And MultiCam Fundamentals (01:29:15 - 01:36:45) -- Post Strike Predictions (01:36:45 - 01:45:40) -- Lightning Round Questions (01:45:40 - 01:48:00) -- Podcast Outro
    Ascoltato 1 h 47 min. 15 sec.
  • Episode 56: Princess Monique Filmz

    8 NOV 2023 · Guided by her faith and persistence, Princess Monique Filmz has engaged in a diverse range of creative pursuits, forging a unique path for her Director’s journey. Princess Monique Filmz is a Director best known for “The Goldbergs”, “Grand Crew”, “BMF” and her award winning short film, “The Call”. In this episode, Princess sits down with Pete to discuss how she transformed her personal journals into a 15 chapter autobiography, the importance of being resourceful and finding out what you don’t know, the technical differences between hour long dramas and half hour comedies, how to enhance long standing shows, navigating through push-back, and more… (00:00:00 - 00:09:50) -- Podcast Intro (00:09:50 - 00:14:20) -- Growing Up In Cleveland (00:14:20 - 00:17:00) -- Films That Made An Impact (00:17:00 - 00:23:50) -- Writing A Book (00:23:50 - 00:25:40) -- Majoring In Business Management (00:25:40 - 00:29:50) -- Assisting Chip Fields-Hurd And Navigating The Industry (00:29:50 - 00:32:45) -- Transitioning From Acting To Directing (00:32:45 - 00:36:20) -- Directing A Feature Film Vs. Short (00:36:20 - 00:39:00) -- The Writing Process And Collaboration (00:39:00 - 00:40:15) -- “Transitions: A Director’s Journey And Motivational Handbook” Promo (00:40:15 - 00:49:50) -- ABC Directing Program And Directing Greenleaf (00:49:50 - 00:55:00) -- 1hr Drama vs. 30 min Comedy (00:55:00 - 00:58:00) -- Navigating Through Push-Back (00:58:00 - 01:05:20) -- Enhancing Long Standing Shows (01:05:20 - 01:07:30) -- Self Reflection Post Covid (01:07:30 - 01:09:40) -- Wishlist And Setting Intentions (01:09:40 - 01:12:30) -- About The Real Black Unicorns (01:12:30 - 01:19:25) -- Lightning Round Questions (01:19:25 - 01:21:00) -- Podcast Outro
    Ascoltato 1 h 21 min. 8 sec.
  • Episode 55: Mo Marable

    1 NOV 2023 · Fascinated by the magic of filmmaking at the age of 8, Maurice became a committed matinee moviegoer. Mo Marable is a Television Director best known for ‘Veep’, ‘Brockmire’, ‘’Woke, and ‘Grand Crew. In this episode, Mo joins Pete to discuss the process of designing a main title sequence, battling with logistics and budgeting hurdles, relationship building and taking care of your team, technical presentations vs. emotional presentations when booking for a pilot episode, the importance of being obsessed with your industry, and more…. (00:00:00 - 00:08:50) -- Podcast Intro (00:08:50 - 00:15:45) -- Being A Young Moviegoer And Film Inspiration 00:15:45 - 00:23:10) -- Military Influence And Mindset (00:23:10 - 00:27:15) -- Director Vs. Filmmaker (00:27:15 - 00:32:20) -- Dropping Out To PA With Spike Lee In New York (00:32:20 - 00:36:20) -- Transitioning Into Show Promotion At HBO (00:36:20 - 00:40:40) -- The Grind Lifestyle (00:40:40 - 00:47:05) -- Transitioning Into Title Sequence Design (00:47:05 - 00:48:20) -- “Transitions: A Director’s Journey And Motivational Handbook” Promo (00:48:20 - 00:59:00) -- Transitioning Into TV Directing From Commercial Work (00:59:00 - 01:06:20) -- Planting His Feet In Television (01:06:10 - 01:10:00) -- Logistics And Budgeting Hurdles (01:10:00 - 01:12:10) -- Takeaways From Executive Producing On ‘Brockmire’ (01:12:10 - 01:23:15) -- The Process Of Booking A Pilot (01:23:15 - 01:28:50) -- Takeaways From Pilot Directing (01:28:50 - 01:37:30) -- Lightning Round Questions (01:37:30 - 01:38:55) -- Podcast Outro
    Ascoltato 1 h 38 min. 59 sec.

“LET'S SHOOT! with PETE CHATMON" is a podcast on directing for anybody that’s, quite simply, ever watched anything. Pete Chatmon converses with a wide range of fellow directors, writers, actors,...

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“LET'S SHOOT! with PETE CHATMON" is a podcast on directing for anybody that’s, quite simply, ever watched anything. Pete Chatmon converses with a wide range of fellow directors, writers, actors, showrunners, producers, executives, and more on a journey to determine just what makes a good director and why we’ll always need stories...

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