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Sep 28, 2009

The LAMBcast has landed!

After weeks and months of discussion and preparation and schedule-fitting, the LAMB is proud to present its inaugural podcast, the creatively titled LAMBcast.

In it, I was joined by two of your fellow LAMBs, the man from Down Under, Tom Clift of Plus Trailers, and Mike Mendez of Big Mike's Movie Blog. It was, as discussed, a raw and somewhat experimental affair, as none of us had ever previously participated or produced a podcast. So yes, there are plenty of "uhs" and "umms" and a handful of awkward silences, but that's what happens when you throw three people (from around the world) who've never spoken into a live arena.

Clocking in at around 34 minutes, it's a bit longer than what I'd originally planned, but I think it's a pretty tight, good listen - it was perfect for my drive to work this morning, anyway! All in all, though, I'm proud of what we've come up with and am positive that it's only going to get better from here. I hope you'll join us, either as a listener or, if you're interested (and a LAMB), as a fellow podcaster.

Here's a sampling of what we learned this time out:

* Big Mike is in love with the sound of his own voice. ;)

* Tom is in need of a microphone (which I believe he's already purchased since this was recorded).

* I was more nervous/unprepared than I thought I would be, a result of a last-minute drive-and-dash to purchase my own headset/mic prior to recording.

* I didn't do as good of a job as I had thought in synching up the audio tracks, as evidenced in a slight echo audible in certain spots.

* The music, as provided royalty-free by Kevin MacLeod's Incompetech website, is the bomb. Big thanks to Kevin for providing this service.

* Somehow, I was the biggest Trekkie in the room.

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Additional sites mentioned during the podcast:

* Phil's Movie Blog
* Not all Texans ride horses to school
* when is evil cool?
* Random Picture Day

A smaller version of the above widget has been added to the sidebar; if you'd like to add it to your site (you would like to!), feel free. We're not yet listed on iTunes, but I've submitted the feed and it ought to be added in the next few days. I'll keep you posted.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, we'd love to hear them. I'd like to send big, big thanks out to Mike and Tom for participating, and additional thanks to the folks at Punch Drunk Critics, Movie Zeal, and Subject: Cinema for giving me advice and/or inspiration and/or tech ideas (directly or indirectly) along the way with their podcasts.

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Paul Arrand Rodgers said...

Huh. Any chance I could participate in the next one? My new laptop has microphones built in. Plural.

Fletch said...

Check out the Podcasts thread over at the Forums for the latest chatter about when the next one is going down. Right now, it's shaping up to be either Friday or Saturday night, starting at around 9:30 AZ time (Pacific, for the time being). Not sure exactly who's on board yet; I'd like it to have a minimum of 3 people and a max of 5.

Hopefully, we'll get enough people interested that we have kind of a rotating group, and even more hopefully, we'll get to a point where I can pass off the hosting/producing duties from time to time.

Short story long: I'm not sure if you can get in on the next one (I believe so, though, assuming the timing works for you), but I'd love to have you in on it.

booksandacupofcoffee said...

Bonjour! Fletch,
I have not listened to the LAMB's
podcast yet, but
I will return...shortly
in order to listen and leave a comment on the LAMB's first podcast broadcast.

DeeDee ;-D

David Bishop said...

I downloaded the first episode through iTunes, so it seems like it's working to me.

This is great. My list of podcasts was tragically lacking in movie-based discussions.

Fletch said...

Thanks, DeeDee!

David - thanks for the update. I went and saw it myself. Awesome news. Makes it seem all official and big-timey.

Books, said...

Hi! Fletch,
That was great! And your voices
Sound nice! The topics were all interesting and your chatter was amusing.
I most definitely, will be tuning in every Friday or Saturday evening in order to listen to what is happening on the movie scene over here at Blog Cabins.

Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

wiec? said...

i really liked it.

you guys were funny, informative and engaging. i'm sure any glitches (which were minimal) will work themselves out after you get a few more casts under your collective belts. looking forward to hearing more.

and thanks Fletch for the shout out. way way too kind.

Fletch said...

DeeDee - there certainly won't be one every week, but perhaps every other week. You'll see a post here (and at the LAMB) with each new entry. Glad you liked it.

wiec? - Thanks, and you're more than welcome. The question becomes...why aren't you a LAMB?

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Yay! Another awesome film podcast to enjoy :) You guys were great - look forward to hearing more!

Fletch said...

photo and Shannon - Thanks! We just recorded #2 last night...should be up sometime in the next week.