ep. 32: meeting audience expectations, tips on choosing a comedy short, and a trip to Nebraska

On this episode of the podcast, I discuss meeting an audience’s expectations while staying true to the film’s original culture, choosing a comedy short to show newbies, and playing for a show where someone else’s music credit is onscreen; also, Arthur Kleiner accompanies a Harold Lloyd short with an iPhone, 700 kids in Boise laugh at Buster Keaton, I play a MoMA premiere of a newly-discovered film from 1898; plus – news about recent and upcoming shows.

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Links from the episode:

  • You can view Something Good – Negro Kiss (1898) at the USC Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive’s Vimeo page. My mini-doc about USC archive director Dino Everett and 28mm film is on YouTube.
  • Mostly Lost 8 will be held June 12-15, 2019.
  • The Silent Clowns Film Series has monthly screenings, for free, at the NYPL at Lincoln Center.
  • The Boise ID ABC affiliate did a news story on last year’s concerts, interviewing both me and conductor Eric Garcia.
  • If you’re interested in seeing me perform live, visit my show page; or better yet. sign up for my emails so you don’t miss out on gig updates and Undercrank Productions DVD news.
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