Audiovisual Cultures
Audiovisual Cultures
Paula Blair
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If you're interested in hearing voices and listening to experiences, stories and knowledge from the arts and culture sector we don't often get to hear, then Audiovisual Cultures is the podcast for you. Learn alongside Paula Blair as she explores different approaches to creative practice and cultural production across film/cinema, theatre, television/streaming, video, visual art, sonic art, radio, audio drama, podcasting, performance, music, the internet, visual culture, museums and galleries and much more with the help of the scholars, practitioners and enthusiasts she meets along the way. Subscribe on your preferred platform listed below so you never miss a fascinating conversation!Get involved:Have a hoke around our website for more information and to get in touch.Email audiovisualcultures@gmail.com with feedback or if you're interested in being part of the show.Sign up to our mailing list to receive new episode links and our free monthly newsletter with exclusive updates and recommendations straight to your inbox.Get early access and bonus content by supporting Audiovisual Cultures on Patreon.See accessible versions of the podcast on our YouTube playlist.See audiogram teasers of our episodes.If you appreciate this work, drop a little something in the tip jar.Tell a friend how great the show is and how much they'd love it and should totally subscribe and listen! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/avcultures. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
SEO Optimizers with Brandon Leibowitz
Paula Blair is joined by digital marketing professional Brandon Leibowitz to talk about the technologies, best practices, ethics and effects on culture of search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing, and website ownership. In our conversation you’ll learn some quick tips for advancing up Google search results and lessons about who really owns and makes money from the data we share online. Do enjoy this conversation and share it with a friend!Music: commonGround by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. Funding the podcast helps us improve its quality and provide more accurate transcripts and captions. Support and find this episode’s extended show notes with automated transcript at https://audiovisualcultures.com/2022/06/15/audiovisual-cultures-episode-118-seo-optimizers-with-brandon-leibowitz/ Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/avcultures. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 11
37 min
Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen and Freddie Mercury
In time for the platinum jubilee, enjoy this remastered reissue of lost episode 34 in which film doctors Paula Blair and Andrew Shail talk about the Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic from 2018 (BBFC cert. 12A). We get into the film’s troubled production context, Andrew’s love of the band’s music and its significance in film culture, and we touch on the depiction of Mercury’s sexuality, persona and AIDS, the amalgamated supporting characters, the narrative structure and much more. Enjoy and please give this episode a good rating and share with a friend!Music: commonGround by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. audiovisualcultures@gmail.com Funding the podcast helps us improve its quality and provide more accurate transcripts and captions. Support and find this episode’s extended show notes and automated transcript at https://audiovisualcultures.com/2022/06/01/audiovisual-cultures-episode-34-bohemian-rhapsody-queen-and-freddie-mercury-reissue/ Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/avcultures. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 28
1 hr 8 min
Paula Checks In
Host Paula Blair reflects on four years of making the podcast, the writing projects she’s been working on so far this year, and some decisions about the podcast going forward.If you enjoy this episode, please give it a good rating and share it with a friend!Full show notes and transcript: https://audiovisualcultures.com/2022/05/18/audiovisual-cultures-episode-117-paula-checks-in/ Auto-captioned videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClfY05rl3tFNav-2ehQvHcAMusic: commonGround by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/58703audiovisualcultures@gmail.comFunding the podcast helps improve its quality and provide more accurate transcripts and captions. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/avcultures. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 15
1 hr 31 min
Solo: A Star Wars Story
In time for May the Fourth 2022, enjoy this remastered reissue of lost episode 32 about the 2018 Star Wars instalment directed by Ron Howard (BBFC cert. 12A) and revisiting Paula Blair and Andrew Shail having a rant 4 years ago. There are loads of plot details, chat about this and other sci-fi franchises, the actors, the music, production contexts and gender politics.Original episode with auto-captions: https://youtu.be/mW1Pm8gXIw4If you enjoy this chat, please give it a good rating and share it with a friend! Find auto-captioned videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClfY05rl3tFNav-2ehQvHcA New intro recorded with Zencastr on 6 April 2022. https://zencastr.com/ Edited by Paula Blair with Audacity. Music: commonGround by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/58703 audiovisualcultures@gmail.com Find more information, see episode transcripts and join our mailing list at https://audiovisualcultures.com/ Funding the podcast helps us improve the quality and provide more accurate transcripts and captions. Please support if you can. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/avcultures. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 1
29 min
Folk Art with Bethany Stead
This conversation with artist Bethany Stead was recorded and broadcast for the Slack's Radio residency as part of Blazing New Worlds at the NewBridge Project in January 2022. Topics: folk art, drawing, creativity, sculpture, painting gender, sex, sexuality, vessels, bodies, awkwardness storytelling, intergenerational storytelling the arts in Newcastle upon Tyne and North East England being a member of NewBridge working for arts charities Links: https://www.bethanystead.com/ https://thenewbridgeproject.com/news/slacks-radio-in-residency-second-round https://www.visitnca.com/events/now-thats-what-i-call-art https://curiousarts.org.uk https://socialartnetwork.org If you enjoy this chat, please give it a good rating and share it with a friend! Recorded using Zencastr on 20 January 2022 and Audacity on 11 February 2022. https://zencastr.com/ Edited by Paula Blair with Audacity. Music: commonGround by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/58703 Auto-captioned videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClfY05rl3tFNav-2ehQvHcA audiovisualcultures@gmail.com Find more information, access episode transcripts, and join our mailing list at https://audiovisualcultures.com/ Funding the podcast helps improve its quality and provide more accurate transcripts and captions. Please support if you can. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/avcultures. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 16
42 min
Performance Art with Richard James Hall
This conversation with artist Richard James Hall was recorded and broadcast for the Slack's Radio residency as part of Blazing New Worlds at the NewBridge Project in January 2022. Discussion topics include: performance art, drawing, creativity, video, Instagram Live, curating disability, autism, bodies, being queer engagements with other artists such as Sally Madge and Victoria Gray the arts in Newcastle upon Tyne and North East England being a member of NewBridge Links: https://richardjameshall.weebly.com/artist-details.html https://thenewbridgeproject.com/news/slacks-radio-in-residency-second-round https://www.starandshadow.org.uk/programme/event/no-trace-without-resistance-celebrating-sally-madge,5826/ https://www.victoriagray.co.uk/ http://balticplus.uk/the-dream-of-fluxus-inspired-performance-03-sally-madge-c17062/ Image from Dick’s ‘Crossing the Summer River’ performance in 2016, photo by Arto Polus. If you enjoy this chat, please give it a good rating and share it with a friend! Auto-captioned videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClfY05rl3tFNav-2ehQvHcA Recorded using Zencastr on 19 January 2022 and Audacity on 8 February 2022. https://zencastr.com/ Edited by Paula Blair with Audacity. Music: commonGround by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/58703 audiovisualcultures@gmail.com Find more information, see episode transcripts and join our mailing list at https://audiovisualcultures.com/ Funding the podcast helps us improve the quality and provide more accurate transcripts and captions. Please support if you can. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/avcultures. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 2
41 min
Vane with Paul Stone and Chris Yeats
This conversation with directors of Vane gallery and artist-led organisation, Paul Stone and Chris Yeats, was recorded and broadcast for the Slack's Radio residency as part of Blazing New Worlds at the NewBridge Project in January 2022. This is a longer cut of what was originally broadcast, with a lot more detail on the 25-year history of Vane and how it has fared in recent years, including the recent move from Newcastle to Gateshead.Topics:the history and identity of VaneOrbis communitythe arts in Newcastle upon Tyne and North East Englandworking with and advocating for artistsfunding, community, and energyLinks:https://www.vane.org.uk/https://thenewbridgeproject.com/news/slacks-radio-in-residency-second-roundIf you enjoy this chat, please give it a good rating and share it with a friend!Recorded using Zencastr on 20 January and Audacity on 8 February 2022.https://zencastr.com/Edited by Paula Blair with Audacity.Music: commonGround by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/58703 Auto-captioned videos on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClfY05rl3tFNav-2ehQvHcAaudiovisualcultures@gmail.comFind more information, access episode transcripts, join the mailing list and get in touch at https://audiovisualcultures.com/Funding the podcast helps improve its quality and provide more accurate transcripts and captions. Please support if you can. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/avcultures. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mar 19
1 hr
Star Trekkin’ with Dr Andrew Shail
Andrew Shail returns to discuss his pandemic odyssey through all things Star Trek with Paula Blair. Be warned, we do not hold back on (possibly misremembered) plot details!Topics: Series discussed: The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, Discovery Series mentioned: Short Treks, The Animated Series, Lower Decks, Picard, Strange New Worlds, Prodigy Films discussed and mentioned: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), Star Trek Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), Star Trek Beyond (2016) aliens, allegory, gender, sexuality, nationality, race, language, family streaming, consumption, lockdowns, viewing habits, late-in-life Trekkie actors, directors, music, podcasts, main cast ranking the captains: (in no particular order) Picard, Janeway, Kirk, Saru, Pike, Sisko with mentions of Burnham and Lorcastory arcs prosthetic make-up, acting, recurring guest stars Please note, we were quite excited while recording and will have missed clarifying some things. For example when referring to Tuvok as the first Vulcan main character, we mean since Spock and are referring to the ‘Next Gen’ block of series. There are also some descriptions of nationalities that will come across as stereotypical; these are not our views, but a description of the ways alien species allegorise perceptions of ethnic or racial constructions in the shows.If you enjoy this chat, please give it a good rating and share it with a friend! Recorded on 15 and 16 January 2022 and edited by Paula Blair with Audacity. Music: commonGround by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/58703 Auto-captioned videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClfY05rl3tFNav-2ehQvHcA audiovisualcultures@gmail.com Find more information, access episode transcripts, join the mailing list and get in touch at https://audiovisualcultures.com/ Funding the podcast helps improve its quality and provide more accurate transcripts and captions. Please support if you can. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/avcultures. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mar 5
2 hr 7 min
With Nothing To Say trailer
Check out movie reviews on With Nothing To Say from Life Through Fiction Productions available on all good podcast players! Find out more at https://www.lifethroughfiction.com/with-nothing-to-say-2 Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/avcultures. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mar 1
30 sec
Mercury Theatre Podcast with John Badger
Paula Blair speaks to John Badger about making Mercury Theatre Podcast. Topics include:audio drama – directing, writing, producing and castingsound design, sound editing, sound effects, foleycreative writing, storytelling, characters, anthologiesworking with voice actors, remote recording, studio recordinggenre – mystery, comedy, thrillers, crime, historical dramathe Audioverse Awardsaudio drama recommendationsIf you enjoy this chat, please give it a good rating and share it with a friend!John’s links:https://linktr.ee/JohnSBadgerUseful links:https://www.matchmaker.fm/Auto-captioned videos on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClfY05rl3tFNav-2ehQvHcAAutomated transcript: https://audiovisualcultures.wordpress.com/2022/02/23/audiovisual-cultures-episode-112-mercury-theatre-podcast-with-john-badger-automated-transcript/ Recorded using Zencastr on 15 January 2022. https://zencastr.com/ Edited by Paula Blair with Audacity. Music: commonGround by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/58703Paula and AVC’s links:https://bio.link/peablair audiovisualcultures@gmail.comPodcast website and mailing list sign-up: https://audiovisualcultures.wordpress.com/Early releases and bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/avculturesTip jar: https://supporter.acast.com/audiovisual-cultures-podcastFunding the podcast helps improve the quality and provide more accurate transcripts and captions. Please support via the links above if you can. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/avcultures. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Feb 19
49 min
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