I Podcast Too: Small Podcasts teh Voice of the Internet
Podcasts are the newest in a long line of art that is distinctly American and made in the classic American amateur fashion. This movie tracks smaller podcasts over 6 months to show how they are responding to the flood of bigger budget podcasts moving in on amateur turf.
Inclusion StatementThe film focuses on equal representation of female and male podcasters. Mike Fallek, the producer and host, only has female guests on his podcast in order to fight the "dude fest" of comedy. This piece is also for the independent artist and focuses on/features artist not in the mainstream.
About The Project
Hi. I am Mike Fallek. I have been an indendent artist for my entire 8 year career. I have worked for bands who you have never heard of and bands that are now my best friends to make music videos. I have made commercials for Carmex Lip Balm, Daymond John, and the artist Russ. I discovered parts of the history of Hamsters that were lost for years, and uncovered how pet Tarantulas were once America's main piece of fake news 100 years ago that prevented proper education on Rabies. I am a voiceover artist, Stop Motion animator, Sculptor, Pet Historian, and Podcaster-
--and you've never heard of me.
It's a part of being an independent artists. There are tons of us. Talented people who you will not look up or recognize. However, these people are my peers and friends. I am making "I Podcast Too" for these people.
I feel myself when I am on air on my podcast. It is the most immediate of art forms and I am good at it. That maybe my opinion but I genuinely love podcasts, because although I want to be the funniest podcaster ever I live on the crux of what I love about podcasting.
Podcasts and internet radio were created to give people who never thought they would be on the radio an outlet to be themselves and maybe be professionals if they were good enough. I have watched for years as big radio and Hollywood has started to take podcasts from amateur artists and indenpendent media companies without the budget to own a radio station. It is my belief that the age of amateurs in podcasting is coming to an end. My goal is to document this shift, if it does or doesn't happen.
I want to meet every podcaster who records in their bedroom, basement and garage. I want to capture this moment in time when people with a voice took initiative. I want to film the age of the real person on the internet. Why? Because I podcast too. Do you?
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About This Team
Mike Fallek started in the world of stand up at 16, after pausing stand-up for NYU Tisch Film School Michael turned to stop motion for joke telling saying "Stand up is for old men, its an old man job." Comedy turned to podcasts and films to success and online audiences of thousands. Mike's passion for animals turned his work to combining stop motion and investigative journalism to complete his "Pet Saga;" a collection of 3 documentaries "Hamsters: A History," "Goldfish Bowl: Death By Glass," and "Spiders Will Eat Your Face." The Pet Saga chronicles an image as to how we have gotten to this state of pets in America. It is an unbiased look at the strange and uniquely American pet culture.