Monday, November 1, 2010

Alternative Cinema Podcast NOTES / Episode 20 - November 1, 2010

Blog by Michael Raso

Episode 20 - November 1, 2010
Shooting movies with the Canon 7D DSLR, Scrambled Sex TV Channels, Apple Knockers and a Coke and tons more. Special guests Henrique Couto and Joey K.

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The Boys

This month I'm joined by filmmakers Henrique Couto and Joe Kolbek.

Links to topics discussed:

The NEW Polaroid 300 Instant Film Camera is available at Target Stores in the USA.

Polaroid 300 Instant Film Camera

The Polaroid 300 camera takes credit card sized instant pictures. I took it with me to the premiere of Digger Films' "Under The Scares." You Tube video below.

"Church of the Eyes"

Canon 7D DSLR scores BIG for low-budget filmmakers!

Henrique and Joe discuss their experiences using the Canon 7D camera. Most recently, Henrique shot "Church of the Eyes" - a film currently in production by CoppFilms.

"Church of the Eyes" teaser trailer

"Church of the Eyes"

"Church of the Eyes" - Written by Andrew Copp, Kevin Jones and Nick Williams. Directed by Andrew Copp. Projected release date 2011 Shot on the Canon 7D by Henrique Couto. Image © Copp Films. Image Used with Permission.

"The Basement" to be released on DVD and VHS?!

"The Basement" (1989) - 2011 announce

We announced that Tim O'Rawe's 1989 Super 8 feature film "The Basement" will make it's world premiere on VHS and DVD in 2011. The film was shelved and forgotten due to technical difficulties.

Introducing the ZOOM HD2 Handy "Digital" Recorder

Zoom H2 Handy Recorder

The November AC Pocast was recored on the NEW ZOOM HD recorder. It's fantastic and perfect for recording sound on your movie set using the Canon 7D!

Above: SWEETWATER Zoom H2 video on YouTube

Alternative Cinema Forum at KILLER REVIEWS!

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NEW RELEASES at Alternative Cinema!

The boys discuss new DVD releases including SCULPTURE, FACES OF SCHLOCK and TWO BIG BOOBS - featuring the famous, famous, famous stag reel - "Apple Knockers and a Coke!"

Trailers for some NEW RELEASES

"Two Big Boobs"

"Sculpture" - starring Raine Browne and Misty Mundae

"Faces of Schlock" stars Ruby LaRocca

NEW RELEASES at Alternative Cinema ON SALE!

WHT (Wometco Home Theater)

The 1980s SCRAMBLED SEX DVD COLLECTION is discussed. In the 1980s, before cable TV reached some areas, soft-core sex shows were shown on UHF channels. The signal was scrambled unless you subscribed to a "descambler" box. One of the most popular services was Wometco Home Theater. The film in this DVD collection played on such services.

More on Wikipedia about WHT (Wometco Home Theater)

Michael Nesmith

We leave you this month with a tune from Michael Nesmith's album "Tantamount To Treason."

Who's Michael Nesmith?
"Best known for his role (and his trademark wool hat) in the made-for-TV pop-rock band The Monkees, Nesmith has done much of his most notable—though widely unrecognized—work since The Monkees disbanded in 1970. Among his groundbreaking achievements, he tinged rock music with some of his native Texas flavor and created a style that has come to be known as altcountry, won the first Grammy for Video of the Year in 1981, and created one of the first companies to distribute movies and TV programs on home video. But perhaps most significantly, Nesmith pioneered the TV music-video format that eventually became MTV."

Check out all of Mr Nesmith's music at his website - and

You won't be disappointed.

Hey, check out Henrique Couto's UKE OR DIE website too!

Letters to

See you next month.

- Michael Raso

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