Archive for the 'Article du C-U' Category

UI ghosts linger on and off screen

Friday, May 29th, 2020

University of Illinois students a generation apart do their on-camera best to convince viewers that campus spirits drift among us. Their existence somewhat haunts your humble editor to this day.

C-U cinema hits a slippery slope

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

The scenes from a film culture that we have been watching mostly from afar fill us with mild disenchantment instead of wonder. And then we were ordered to self-shelter and keep personal spaces to ourselves. Joy.

AFM biz relies on solid genre films

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

It is sometimes important to take a few steps back and reevaluate your purpose for producing films independently of the studio system. Robin Christian reminds us the American Film Market is here to help.

C-U studio earning showbiz SLICE

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Little more than 10 years ago, Shatterglass Studios premiered their short film PRELUDE in a small-town theater. Today, the producers based in Champaign, IL, create on a much grander scale.

Content is versatile in AFM views

Friday, September 29th, 2017

The vast amount of avenues for storytelling content can be mind boggling, although the industry experts at the American Film Market can’t stress enough their importance. Robin Christian relates their advice.

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.