Sun, 13 November 2016
Begun in 2012 and completed in the spring of 2016, my experimental documentary BSV 1172: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Video Store premiered November 13th, 2016, at the San Diego Underground Film Festival, and in this two-part blog I offer thoughts on its genesis (filming the environs of a so-called obsolete form of home entertainment with dead tech), and also present Part One of an edited version of the conversation between I Lost It at the Video Store author Tom Roston and NOW magazine's Norman Wilner which took place at the location and subject of my film, Toronto's Bay Street Video.
Visit Big Head Amusements for additional info on and stills from BSV 1172, plus links to a Teaser Trailer.
Visit KQEK.com for links to an additional podcast interview with Tom Roston, a review of his book, and some reviews and related media tied to the current podcast.
Direct download: 2016-11-13---KQEK_Digital__TomRoston-NormWilner_at_BSV_Pt_1__MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:home video -- posted at: 10:02pm EDT
Thu, 12 May 2016
Author & journalist Tom Roston (PBS's POV) discusses I Lost It at the Video Store: A Filmmaker’s Oral History of a Vanished Era (The Critical Press), his brisk and engaging chronicle of the disappearing bricks & mortar video rental shop that used to be the main home movie resource for film fans and emerging filmmakers.
A review of Tom Roston's I Lost It at the Video Store is available at KQEK.com.
Coming soon: a follow-up podcast featuring edited excerpts from the lengthy discussion & audience Q&A with author Roston and NOW Magazine's Senior Film Writer Norman Wilner, recorded live at Bay Street Video on Monday May 2, 2016.
Direct download: Tom_Roston_Podcast_A_-_2_track_mix-down_-_FINAL_B.mp3
Category:home video -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT