Archive for the 'Article du C-U' Category

AFM advice enhances film output

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

CUBlog correspondent Robin Christian reports on how film production experience can always be augmented by professional advice given at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA.

Veritable vault of video to vanish

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

We had a good thing going, you and we, but the forces of media upheaval, consumer complacency, and altogether reasonable life changes have pried us apart as feared. Don’t you cry, TR. We’ll always have Chambana.

Knocking on KICKAPOO’s door

Friday, June 5th, 2015

The largest rock music gathering ever in central Illinois is chronicled in INCIDENT AT KICKAPOO CREEK, the long-in-the-works film by R.C. Raycraft of Raycraft Productions International.

Global reach is key for AFM vets

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

The professionals spoke their mind on producing films for a worldwide market at last fall’s American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA. Robin Christian took good notes on the nuts and the bolts…

Article du C-U: Ebertfest ’14, pt.6

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

New (and veteran) informants bring their perspectives to the table in highlighting “Ebertfest” 2014. In the sixth filing, your humble editor makes note of a sextet worth your consideration.

Article du C-U: Ebertfest ’14, pt.5

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

New informants bring their perspectives to the table in highlighting “Ebertfest” 2014. In the fifth filing, Samantha Ducey encounters thematic duplicity during a screening of YOUNG ADULT.

ZINED! of old is D.I.Y. zen today

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

A flurry of old-school, post-school experiences came back to occupy Mr. JaPan after taking part in a symposium about do-it-yourself print media. In the spirit of the milieu, he cut and pasted together this post just for you.

World of film opens wide at AFM

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Our man in Hollywood, Robin Christian, returns to a scene he knows very well – the annual American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA – and provides beginners’ tips for wading those filmy waters!

Article du C-U: Ebertfest ’14, pt.4

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

New (and veteran) informants bring their perspectives to the table in highlighting “Ebertfest” 2014. In the fourth filing, your humble editor briefly discusses MUSEUM HOURS and SHORT TERM 12.

Article du C-U: Ebertfest ’14, pt.3

Friday, July 18th, 2014

New informants bring their perspectives to the table in highlighting “Ebertfest” 2014. In the third filing, Sierra Marcum empathizes with a young Saudi girl who only wants a bike in WADJDA.

UI student films express feminism

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

In the second of several (belated) CUBlog reports examining Champaign-Urbana film events from recent months, Confidential agent Lauren Laws reports on film feminism as created through the efforts of University of Illinois students, alumni, and staff.

Article du C-U: Ebertfest ’14, pt.2

Friday, July 11th, 2014

New informants bring their perspectives to the table in highlighting “Ebertfest” 2014. In the second filing, Brian Paris navigates the crest of emotion that greeted LIFE ITSELF.

Article du C-U: Ebertfest ’14, pt.1

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

New informants bring their perspectives to the table in highlighting “Ebertfest” 2014. In the first filing, editor Jason Pankoke elects for dependency even as an independent.

Film integrated into FigOne show

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Confidential agent Z files the first of several (belated) CUBlog reports examining Champaign-Urbana film events from recent months. In this story, a downtown Champaign gallery goes against type with its programming.