|The title card used in the Brickfilms Podcast|
2006 - 2007
The Brickfilms Podcast was a podcast run by Cody "Pierre Films" Brooks, Jonathan Schlaepfer and James Morr in official association with Brickfilms.com and available on iTunes. Its purpose was to introduce more people to brickfilms and Brickfilms.com, to make selected films from the Brickfilms.com directory available for viewing on iPod and to highlight brickfilms in a similar capacity to Brickfilm of the Week from years later. It was launched in January 2006 and ran on an irregular schedule until June 2007.
History[edit | edit source]
The first installment was released on January 15, 2006 and the podcast was formally announced on Brickfilms.com by Cody Brooks the following day. The stated primary purpose was to "spread brickfilms to the masses".
Releases were accompanied by a short text description or comment on the film. Each installment was released both on iTunes and from the podcast's own website, at first located at Podcast.Brickfilms.com and later at Brickfilmspodcast.com. Installments usually consisted of the chosen film with the addition of the podcast's intro at the start and a selected comment on the podcast from iTunes at the end.
The podcast's release on iTunes allowed the films to reach a different audience than usual. Comments quoted were typically from people outside the brickfilming community and often previously unaware of brickfilms. The podcast received a large boost in publicity when it was featured on the front page of iTunes' podcast section in March 2006.
Releases of the podcast did not stick to a tight schedule, with periods between releases ranging from days to months and only two installments being released in 2007. There was a total of 22 installments. The final one was released on the 11th of June, 2007.
Featured Brickfilms[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- About page of the Brickfilms Podcast
- Front page of Brickfilms.com in 2006 showing announcements about the Brickfilms Podcast
- FAQ page for the Brickfilms Podcast
- Archive of Brickfilms Podcast releases
- Early news updates from podcast.brickfilms.com
- Announcement thread of the podcast
- Announcement of brickfilmspodcast.com