A lot of talented people go to great lengths to give you the weekly show that people are calling “entertaining and unique” and “enlightening, lighthearted and fun”. On this humble little post, I’d like to call out the wonderful people that help put Cinemondo together.
Kathy - I’d call her the “founder” of this podcast. She emailed me one day last year and said that we should do a podcast with Burk. Well, I was excited - but I have trouble using Skype, so how could we pull this off. Kathy said that Burk, and I knew this, was great at setting this stuff up. He’s a musician and knows his way around microphones and mixing boards. So, after Burk said “YES!”, we formulated a plan. But Kathy was the instigator. And she’s also the one that listens to a lot of different podcasts and knows the landscape. She also searches out the latest app or tool that can help us get to that next level. She’s the constant catalyst to Cinemondo and why we’re where we are. Also, Kathy and Burk started the now classic Atlanta movie fanzine, Cinemondo, some years back. That’s where the name comes from. Kathy also has a great eye (she designs movie posters, etc) and she came up with our logo. She rocks!
Burk - Burk made the podcast happen. If it was just Kathy and I, we’d be using two tin cans and a piece of string. He makes us sound great. One thing I’ve learned about podcasting is if it sounds like shit, nobody ain’t gonna listen. And regardless of what we’re saying is shit or not, at least we sound good in saying it. That’s thanks to Burk, his equipment, and his studio. Also, once we are done recording, he takes it, mixes it, edits out my farts and stuff, and then gets it ready for our listeners. He does this all with a very busy, crammed work schedule. Greatly indebted to his talent and ear for this. Also, and file this under coming soon, we’ll be doing videos for our YouTube channel. Burk will be directing those episodes. He rocks.
Darwin - the boss. Nothing gets done or moves forward in the process without the okay from senior level management. And Darwin is that guy. I was interested in bringing in a personal masseuse for me during break time - you see, I’ve have a very tender pinched nerve on the left side of my neck. I thought, for the good of the podcast and ultimately, you the viewer, that this should be rectified and treated on a weekly basis. Darwin took a look at the cost benefit analysis and realized that although this would be helpful, ultimately the cost was too high. I respect his decision. Darwin also enjoys 100% cotton towels and his dog bed. I’ll just leave it at that.
There are others that will be mentioned in future blogs, but this will get us started. Cinemondo works because of these people. I just hang back, suck on Werther’s sugar free candies, and hope I can say something halfway interesting. More to come. - Mark