Tue, 23 December 2014
Firstly, apologies for the sound at the start of this recording. It was my first attempt at recording outdoors and the wind noise is pretty strong at the start.
Secondly, I recorded this in June but am only releasing now so the talk of good weather seems a long way away.
Thirdly, it was my first attempt at this style of podcast and includes a bit more about myself than I've released to date. The srticle it's based on is brilliant and I'll put it up in my episode notes.
Wed, 17 December 2014
In this episode of the Inspireland podcast we are joined by filmmaker and wanderer Mark Cousins.
Mark is passionately in love with his chosen art, filmmaking, and this love radiates from his voice when he discusses his subject. Mark first came to my attention during my time as a student when his idiosyncratic style of film reviewing was often used by one of my lecturers prior to film screenings.
Mark has also written extensively about film and his book on documentary, Imagining Reality, is the go-to text on the topic.
Most recently Mark has dedicated his time to making wildly creative film essays. These essays challenged my idea of what film is but their originality and sincerity stayed with me for days after viewing.
One of the most refreshing thigs about Mark's work in film is his ability to passionately support certain types of film without needing to denegrate others.
All links to Mark's work can be found by visiting my blog http://inspirelandpodcast.com/
You can follow Mark on twitter @markcousinsfilm
Wed, 3 December 2014
In this episode of the Inspireland podcast we speak to investigative journalist T Christian Miller. Miller is an old school investigative journalist working in the very new school ProPublica.
Miller recently wrote the brilliant essay Firestone and the Warlord and was involved in the Frontline documentary of the same name.