Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Episode 23: Josephine Dorado

Episode 23: Josephine Dorado (Length: 28:19)

Josephine Dorado, Media Artist, Performer, Educator, Social Entrepreneur and founder of Kidz Connect speaks with host Mark Baratelli about Kidz Connect. Kidz Connect is a program that connects young people in different countries via media art, performance and collaborative creation in virtual worlds. This summer, students at the Patel Conservatory in Tampa, Florida, wrote, created and performed a live show with students at the IVKO Montessori School in Amsterdam, Netherlands, learning about each other’s culture in the process through music, dance, digital art and/or storytelling within the virtual world Teen Second Life.

This Kidz Connect project is funded in part by the Joy McCann Foundation and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and is supported by partnerships between IVKO Montessori School, the Patel Conservatory, the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, the Waag Society for Old and New Media and ZoomLab.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:
the Waag Society for Old and New Media
Kidz Connect
Teen Second Life
Patel Conservatory
Linden Labs
Skype Video Conferencing


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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Episode 22: Orlando Sentinel's Bonita Burton

Episode 22: Bonita Burton (Length: 24:34)
Bonita Burton, Associate managing Editor for Visuals for the Orlando Sentinel, speaks with host Mark Baratelli about the paper's June 2008 re-design. She has been with the Orlando Sentinel since 2004 and offers a first-hand account of the reason behind the re-design, the work that went into it and how a shift in content focus dictated many of the changes found in the new look.

For an in-depth look at the redesign, read Charles Apples' post.


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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Episode 21: Orlando's Enzian Film Slam

Originally a project of University of Central Florida's Downtown Media Arts Center, the Film Slam seemed fated to end when DMAC closed. The local filmmaking community and FilmSlam organizers John Thiesen and Brian Feldman came to the Enzian with a request to continue the monthly screenings of local filmmakers' projects. As a result, Enzian will continue the program to focus on the growing number of indie and student filmmakers in the State of Florida. FilmSlam is held on the second Sunday of each month at 1:00 PM.

Download Enzian_Film_Slam.mp3

Friday, June 29, 2007

Episode 20: NYC Author Eve Lederman

(38:49) Eve Lederman is the author of the book "Letters from My Sister: On Love, Life and Hair removal" available on Amazon.com and New York City Barnes & Noble locations. Lederman describes the book she wrote with her sister like this: "Letters From My Sister is a memoir of our lives in progress comprising a collection of correspondence. Our offbeat adventures run the gamut from men to careers to hair removal, and we blame all our frustrations and fears on our Jewish mother who used to buy an entire tongue pickled from the butcher. She’d plop the whole organ down on the table like an autopsy. We were traumatized by that tongue."

Michael Molyneux, staff editor of the City section of the The New York Times said “The Lederman sisters serve up a warm slice of life on the edge, with an edge. A thoroughly enjoyable tale of urban escapades.” Matthew Cooper, White House correspondent for Time Magazine called the book “A racy conversation worth wiretapping, and an uproarious celebration of free speech.” And Wayne Fisk, Director of Programming for ABC Broadcasting called it “An entertaining and tantalizing literary lap dance.”

Mentioned in this Episode
--Letters From My Sister on Amazon
--More Lederman readings at The Moth
--A Good Uplift (the bra documentary)
--The Moth
--Shag: the website
--Shag's Zodiac: Offbeat Adventures in Astrology
--Shag's Little Book of Love: Dating, Mating and Mischief Making
--Pink Panther Cockatil Party
--Orchard Corset

Download Eve_Lederman.mp3

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Episode 19: Atlanta Author Jennifer Bouani

(15:30) Jennifer Bouani of Bouje Publishing is the author of the children's book Tyler and his Solve-a-matic Machine about which Amazon.com Top Ten Reviewer Grady Harp said “Jennifer Bouani has the gift for writing for children." Chosen from thousands of children’s books currently on the market, Tyler & His Solve-a-matic Machine has been honored with the nationally prestigious iParenting Media Award, The 2007 Excellent Products Call in Children’s Books. (From her bio) Jennifer Bouani is an advocate for capitalists and entrepreneurs. She believes it is more critical than ever that children learn early the principles of free market trade and how to become leaders in a capitalist society.

Mentioned in this Episode
--Bouje Publishing
--Tyler & His Solve-a-matic Machine on Amazon.com
--iParenting Media Award
--Bouje Publishing Blog
--Tyler and His Solve-A-Matic Machine on Google Book Reader

Download Jennifer_Bouani.mp3

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Host Mark Baratelli's appearance on 91.5

(39:26) Hi this is Mark Baratelli, the host of the Orlando Arts Podcast. I had the opportunity to appear as a guest on the radio show called "Life in Stages," hosted by Scottie Campbell on 91.5 FM, a radio station based at Rollins College in Orlando, Florida. We talked about the 2007 Orlando Fringe Festival, new ideas for it from me, Beth Marshall and the patrons responding on the Official Orlando Fringe Blog, my show Improv Cabaret going to San Francisco and New York City and me going on tour in August with the "I Love a Piano" national tour.

The recording you hear was done on my laptop in the studio while the interview was happening live on the radio, so you don't get that "radio quality" audio. I would have just linked to their podcast version of the show, but they don't podcast yet.

Download: 6-4-07_91.5FM_interview.mp3

Sunday, June 03, 2007


(33:07) Risa Dickens and Elran Oded are the two co-founders of indyish.com, "a loose affiliation of folks who make stuff like Art, Clothing, Literature and Music. Together we co-author an indie arts group blog, sell our wares and produce Indyish events."
Mentioned in this Episode
--indysih on myspace
--Indyish Assembly on Facebook
--Indyish Assembly on myspace

Download: indyish.com.mp3

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Podcamp NYC

(35:03) John C Havens is the lead organizer of Podcampnyc and the writer of the Podcasting Section of About.com. This is a great interview for those unfamiliar with podcasting who want to know what it can do for you and why others are so excited about it. This interview also a great introduction to the emerging ideas of barcamp and unconferences. I picture this episode being great for those arts organizations who've heard about these concepts but have yet to implement them.

Mentioned in this Episode:
--Unconference (Wikipedia definition)
--Barcamp (Wiipedia definition)
--About.com's Guide to Podcasting
--New Yorker Hotel
--Creative Commons
--Portable Media Expo
--Jason Van Orden
--Jason's Book: "Promoting Your Podcast"
--Podcast Vision and Voice, John's company


Electric Youth

(23:11) Dean Parker wrote the book for a musical featuring Deborah Gibson's music he thought no one would ever be interested. Boy was he wrong. The show has begun it's journey to Broadway in a small family-owned Orlando theatre called the "Starlight Theatre," with Ms Gibson attending opening night.

Mentioned in this Episode
--Electric Youth Official Site
--Mamma Mia
--All Shook Up
--Deborah Gibson Official Site
--Starlight Theatre

Download Electric_Youth.mp3

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

12,000 Myspace Friends Can't be Wrong

(25:42) Jamesson Beane has 12,000 friends on his myspace profile. He's gotten modeling jobs, writing jobs and acting work from myspace. He's definitely taken something most people make fun pf and turned it on it's side, and in his favor. He shares what he's learned about blogging, moblogging and good and bad bulletening, all of which add up to success both on and offline for this myspace diva.

Mentioned in this Episode:
--Jamesson's myspace profile
--Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency TV show

Download Jamesson_Beane.mp3

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Podcast Plays bring theatre online

(24:11) Podcast Plays' producer Patrick Flick and co-producer David Lee sit down with host Mark Baratelli to discuss podcasting, play writing, and the process of getting theatre content created, produced and placed online.

Podcast Plays was presented in the Shakespeare Festival Building as a special presentation for patrons of "Playfest," a large national playwriting festival, to listen to and enjoy in between "Playfest" performances. The Podcast Plays were placed on ipods donated by the Millenia Mall Apple Store, written by UCF Directing students and produced by Patrick Flick. I was lucky enough to be a part of this project, as Flick asked me to add sound effects to the plays, once they were recorded. According to Flick, the plays will be online soon.

Mentioned on this Episode:
--Video Description

--Kate Ingram
--Margaret Nolan
--Apple Store at Mall of Milennia

Download Podcast Plays Interview

Monsters, Inc Laugh Floor

(25:11) Host Mark Baratelli interviews Dave Russell, the Walt Disney World Entertainment Show Director for "Monsters Inc Laugh Floor." This show uses exciting technological innovation to give guests a submersive, interactive experience with characters from the world of the hit Disney-Pixar film, Monsters Inc. Mr Russell is also a Show Director for Walt Disney World shows "Comedy Warehouse," "Adventurers Club" and "Turtle Talk with Crush." He touches on the history of "living characters," what he enjoys most about being a show director, and gives a full description of what guests can expect when they see the "Monsters Inc Laugh Floor Comedy Club" show.

Mentioned in the Episode:
--Dave Russell
--Comedy Warehouse
--Adventurers Club
--World Showcase Players
--Turtle Talk with Crush
--Monsters Inc Laugh Floor Comedy Club
--Wayne Brady in Tempe, Arizona
--Finding Nemo, the Musical
--Avenue Q
--Monsters, Inc (the movie)

Download Dave Russell's interview

Monday, December 18, 2006

United Arts' "Artsy Happy Hour"

(25:31) The Artsy Happy Hour is one of many mingling opportunities for those interested in the arts. United Arts' Autumn Schafer and The Central Florida Performing Arts Alliance's Jamesson Beane share how the event started, what you can expect when you attend, and where other mingling opportunities for the arts community are. To get placed onto the "Artsy Happy Hour" Evite list, send an email to autumn@unitedarts.cc

Mentioned in this episode:
--United Arts
--United Arts myspace profile
--Central Florida Performing Arts Alliance
--The Wine Room
--Podcast and Portable Media Expo
--Global Peace Film Festival
--First Thursdays (Orlando Museum of Modern Art)
--Third Thursdays (downtown)
--Women in Film
--Cocktails & the Cosmos (Orlando Science Center)
--Tammy Kopko's Happy Hour
--Orlando Fringe


Thursday, November 30, 2006

Orlando Cabaret Renaissance

(18:05) It appears the Parliament House is leading the way in bringing a new cabaret scene to Orlando. The second act to play the newly-christened cabaret room inside the hotel/bar, singer Becky Fisher talks about her solo cabaret show with pianist Rich Charron, director/producer Kenny Howard and booker Michael Wanzie. (Recorded 11-30-06)

Mentioned in this episode:
--The Lion Queen
--Menopause the Musical
--Parliament House
--Orlando Fringe

Download Becky_Fisher.mp3

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Orlando Fringe Festival Producing Artistic Director

(38:47) Producing Artistic Director of the Orlando Fringe, Beth Marshall, sits down with the Orlando Arts podcast and chats all things Fringe. (Recorded 11-27-06)

Download Beth Marshall's Interview

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Podcast Plays: theater online

(33:12) "Podcast Plays" producers Patrick Flick and David Lee discuss their production. This will take place during Playfest, a production of The Orlando Shakespeare Festival.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Orlando Sentinel "Embracing the Arts" Multimedia Experience

The Orlando Sentinel has a terrific multimedia presentation called Embracing the Arts about the arts in downtown Orlando. It's really a well-done piece. Major kudos to the Orlando Sentinel team!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Friday, October 06, 2006

New music, Blog post, PR meetng date set

--I am excited to share that Jim Rhinehart has created original music for the Orlando Arts Podcast! His intros and outros will be used in the next episode.

--Orlando Theater Critic Elizabeth Maupin featured the Orlando arts Podcast on her Theater blog, "Attention Must be Paid."

--October 16th I am meeting with a PR specialist to plan the press release campaign for the Orlando Arts podcast.

--Interested in appearing on the show? Email me a press release or details on your creative project at pressrelease@markbaratelli.com.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Broadway's "The Light in the Piazza" National Tour

Chris Danner is the Company Manager for the National Tour of "The Light in the Piazza." He works for the NETworks production company, bringing several tours to Orlando and all across the country. With many duties, Chris managed to find the time to sit down and share what it's like living on the road, why he does what he does and how much the set for "Light in the Piazza" cost. (You won't believe it!) We taped the interview in his office backstage at the Bob Carr. During the interview, Piazza star Christine Andreas walked into the office! We didn't get a chance to speak with her, but it was a thrilling moment nonetheless.

Mentioned in this episode:
Light in the Piazza
--Offical Site
--Chris Danner, Company Manager
--Christine Andreas, Margaret Johnson
--Current NETworks productions
--Florida Theatrical Association
--Broadway Across America
--Video of upcoming tours