Ben Model's podcast - 2015 reboot

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Ben Model's podcast - 2015 reboot

PostTue Jan 06, 2015 7:59 pm

My podcast reboots tomorrow! Subscribe now to get episode 6 automatically. Plan is to post every other Wednesday. To subscribe, click here to go to the iTunes listing online, where you'll also find a link to subscribe directly through iTunes.

Major kudos to Kendra Leonard of the Silent Film Sound & Music Archive for her help making this happen.

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Re: Ben Model's podcast - 2015 reboot

PostThu Oct 29, 2015 2:00 pm

Cool, I just stumbled onto this. I'm going to download them all. :mrgreen:
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Re: Ben Model's podcast - 2015 reboot

PostThu Oct 29, 2015 2:42 pm

Thanks. Hope you enjoy these. Am way overdue for another episode; last one was posted mid-September…

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Re: Ben Model's podcast - 2015 reboot

PostWed Jan 13, 2016 3:20 pm

Yes you are. I've gone through most of them in the meantime. More about the thought process of choosing one piece over another in the context of particular films would be interesting, not to mention how you handle improvisation. If you wanted to record while at the keyboard and played out musical examples to illustrate, I would not object.
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Re: Ben Model's podcast - 2015 reboot

PostWed Jan 13, 2016 10:01 pm

Thanks for the feedback! If I can just make myself carve out an hour or two to sit down and do another episode. In the meantime if you can post a review on iTunes, it'll help people find the podcast.

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Re: Ben Model's podcast - 2015 reboot

PostTue Feb 23, 2016 5:34 pm

I posted a review on iTunes but they never seem to approve my reviews. I tried, anyway.
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Re: Ben Model's podcast - 2015 reboot

PostSun Feb 28, 2016 1:47 pm

Mark, your wish is granted. New episode (#17) just posted, and in the ep I respond to your request.

Subscribe on iTunes or stream it on the podcast website.

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PostWed Mar 02, 2016 11:14 am

Yay! Downloaded and awaiting time to give it a listen.

EDIT: Just finished it. Thanks Ben! Another fine episode. Here's hoping your new formula will allow you to put them out more regularly. And glad to hear you are set up with a minidisc player now! I really liked that format---convenient, easy to use and easy to edit. Too bad Sony dumped it like a hot potato.
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PostSun Apr 03, 2016 12:26 am

Mark Zimmer wrote:Yay! Downloaded and awaiting time to give it a listen.

EDIT: Just finished it. Thanks Ben! Another fine episode. Here's hoping your new formula will allow you to put them out more regularly. And glad to hear you are set up with a minidisc player now! I really liked that format---convenient, easy to use and easy to edit. Too bad Sony dumped it like a hot potato.


I liked it also. It and The Commentary Track are the only ones I listen to.
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Re: Ben Model's podcast - 2015 reboot

PostSun Apr 03, 2016 10:59 am

Thanks, fellas...I've recorded raw audio for another one and if the clone of mine whom I've assigned to edit and post it would stop playing Candy Crush for 2 seconds it'll get posted in the next week or so.

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Re: Ben Model's podcast - 2015 reboot

PostSun Aug 28, 2016 1:28 am

Episode 19 just posted, following on the heels of ep. 18, which I posted a few weeks ago.

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Re: Ben Model's podcast - 2015 reboot

PostWed Nov 16, 2016 12:14 pm

Finally got around to listening to Episode 18, and 19 will be heard tonight. Great stuff, Ben, keep 'em coming. I especially like the sound of the laughter when you're accompanying comedies. It gives me hope.

Looking forward to KNIGHTHOOD.

EDIT: Episode 19 was really enjoyable too. I love hearing about your preparations for various venues and films. The bit about the difficulty in being ready for scene/mood changes in 1915-16 vintage pictures was quite interesting. More, please.
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Re: Ben Model's podcast - 2015 reboot

PostFri Apr 14, 2017 2:49 pm

I am finally getting around to the episode 20 podcasts related to the Cruel and Unusual program. These are excellent discussions, even without getting to see the movies (though I'd still like to...) More, please, Ben.
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Re: Ben Model's podcast - 2015 reboot

PostFri Apr 14, 2017 5:46 pm

Mark, thanks so much. I'm trying to find a way to do more of these, but without a cloning device it's hard to find time and also space in my brain. Maybe if I stop making these DVDs...

I recorded an episode after playing in Kansas and have to delete it and start over.

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PostThu Apr 27, 2017 9:12 am

I really enjoyed episode 23; in particular I liked your mention of a background in improv comedy. I hadn't really thought about that, but of course that would be useful in accompanying a film. Good stuff. OK, I'm caught up so pressure is on. :lol:

Guests would be interesting. Though I'm happy to just hear you chat about what you're up to, you might find it easier to keep a topic going with two perspectives so you have someone to play off. But not via phone....those podcasts where people are literally phoning it in are next to impossible to listen to, especially with widely varying volume levels. Either record it live together (which I think you did for the MOMA podcasts, which were great), or maybe via some kind of conference service where it sounds more natural. I have no idea whether Skype or something might be useable for that and how easy it is to record off of it. If you do decide to use long-distance guests, you might contact Scott Johnson at Frogpants Studios and ask what setup he uses for his podcasts; he gets really exceptional results even talking to multiple people across the Atlantic.
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PostThu Apr 27, 2017 12:25 pm

But not via phone....those podcasts where people are literally phoning it in are next to impossible to listen to, especially with widely varying volume levels.


I disagree on the former point, but take the trouble to properly mix both ends, to the latter point, and run it through a compressor at the end as well, to chop off aural spikes.
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Re: Ben Model's podcast - 2015 reboot

PostThu Apr 27, 2017 1:16 pm

Glad you enjoyed ep. 23! (Crap…that means I need to do another ep now…!)

I have heard interviews done via phone and via Skype, and Skype in particular has much better sound quality. I'd record in person if I were to do any interviews, like the episodes Steve Massa did with me. It's more conversational that way, since both parties see each other. When I was a guest on the "Criterion Blues" podcast, I recorded myself the way I do for my podcast, but Aaron West and Mark Hurne and I were all on a Skype video chat so we could interact, and I suspect that is the way they record when it's just them. They live a few states away from each other, so this is a necessity. I Dropboxed them the WAV of my end of the conversation. Did the same thing when I was interviewed on a "Mental Floss" podcast. But not everybody can meet up in person, and not everybody has the tech/digital chops to co-record a conversation and get the file to you.

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Re: Ben Model's podcast - 2015 reboot

PostFri Sep 22, 2017 7:16 am

Episode 25 just posted. Listen in on iTunes or on Stitcher.
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