Archive for the 'Education/Classes' Category

MWP volume sifts ‘Footage’ gold

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Our limited series on filmmaking books from the Michael Wiese Productions library continues with ‘Stock Footage + Everything under the Sun’ by James Forsher, reviewed by Jason Pankoke.

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.

MWP begins again with ‘Writing’

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

We relaunch our limited series on filmmaking books from the Michael Wiese Productions library begins with a complete posting on ‘Writing for the Cut’ by Greg Loftin, reviewed by Daniel Tice.

COUNTRY to encore on WILL-TV

Friday, March 6th, 2020

It has been a long while since a feature-length project has emerged from the WILL-TV studios in Urbana, so we welcome ILLINOIS COUNTRY with open arms. It airs tonight, March 6, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.

Collective hones film skills weekly

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

The Workshop Films Collective, a newer group devoted to developing technical skills and honing storytelling concepts, is led by John Isberg and gathers weekly at Shatterglass Studios in Champaign, IL.

MWP reviews begin with ‘Writing’

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Our limited series on filmmaking books from the Michael Wiese Productions library begins with ‘Writing for the Cut’ by Greg Loftin, reviewed by Daniel Tice.

Options bloom for UI film students

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Students at the University of Illinois have more options to breathe in and produce the cinema then they know. We update today on the UI Golden Corn Student Film Festival and the Illinois Film Office’s Shortcuts contest.

Students bring life to film at UIUC

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Currently-enrolled students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign know what’s going down on campus more than we do, but we can always toss up a little friendly advice on their behalf.

Youth expressed positively in films

Monday, August 19th, 2019

‘Tis the season for learning as the school year rushes in, but any time is golden for inspiring our youth. Students living in the Champaign-Urbana area have options aplenty to do just that, even with filmmaking.

FIELDS gives STEM a sci-fi sheen

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Swede Films and the University of Illinois’ Material Research Science and Engineering Center have revealed a first look at the Web series MAGNETIC FIELDS. We share it and news on other teachable moments right here!