Archive for August, 2010

Dance film in need of C-U talent

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Video producer Bogdan Heretoiu and UIUC Masters’ candidate in Dance, Catrina Choate-Heretoiu, are looking to cast and crew up a “dance for camera” production to shoot in Champaign-Urbana this fall.

IOW: CONTINUE with a VIEW!

Friday, August 27th, 2010

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: Our favorite digital warriors in the flesh will return in Dark Maze Studios’ PRESS START 2 CONTINUE and we have the first official image for you! Also, revel in the international cinema esoterica known as “remakesploitation” by watching two episodes of Dark Maze’s DEJA VIEW!

C-U Biz-en-scène: 08.26.2010

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

In this edition of C-U Blogfidential’s all-purpose column, “C-U Biz-en-scène,” we tell you about the doings of Dark Maze Studios, a South Africa documentary project, the boom and bust of Bloomington-Normal theaters, and what movies are now playing/renting near you!

Illini Film & Video meets Aug. 24

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

The next meetings of Illini Film & Video will be on Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 8 p.m., in Room 104 of the UIUC English Building on the Main Quad.

Multimedia “Home” hits in Sept.

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Military veteran Thomas R. Jones translates his war experiences to the stage in a new multimedia performance called “A Long Way Home” at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in downtown Springfield, IL, running September 10-12, 2010.

IOW: REVOLTING trailer, photo

Friday, August 20th, 2010

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: Characters turn into caustic observers which sets up conflicts aplenty in REVOLTING, produced by Mike and Leslie Boedicker of Roselawn Productions. Check out the first trailer and a group photo before taking in the movie at the Fischer Theatre in Danville this weekend!

C-U Biz-en-scène: 08.19.2010

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

In this edition of C-U Blogfidential’s all-purpose column, “C-U Biz-en-scène,” we tell you about future plans for REVOLTING, the next Champaign Movie Makers meeting, unhappy Lorraine Theater news, a new IFV Web site, and what movies are now playing/renting near you!

Local talent in R66FF mix

Monday, August 16th, 2010

The fall will be movie time on the Mother Road when the Route 66 International Film Festival rolls around for its ninth outing in Springfield on September 17-19, 2010. Some of their neighbors will also be exhibiting at the event.

IOW: WEREWOLF 4 trailer, pix

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Vines will stand in for wolfsbane this weekend at Mike ‘n’ Molly’s in Champaign, IL, when Jason Butler of Brainsmart Productions offers up laughs, tears, and WEREWOLF CEMETERY Issue 4. Until then, take a gander right here at what to expect courtesy of our new “Images of the Week” department!

C-U Biz-en-scène: 08.12.2010

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

In this edition of C-U Blogfidential’s all-purpose column, “C-U Biz-en-scène,” we tell you about first-time showings of WEREWOLF CEMETERY IV, REVOLTING, and ONE ROACH FOR SEAMUS along with an MTV casting call, award-winning spec spots, and what movies are now playing/renting near you!

Submit to the Freeky Creek!

Monday, August 9th, 2010

At long last, MICRO-FILM Country is allowed to get a little freaky again during the Halloween season when Joe Taylor and Bill Kephart present the first-ever Freeky Creek Short Film Festival this October at Sleepy Creek Vineyards in Fairmount, IL! Do you have a film that’s freeky enough to submit?

C-U Biz-en-scène: 08.05.2010

Friday, August 6th, 2010

In this edition of C-U Blogfidential’s all-purpose column, “C-U Biz-en-scène,” we tell you about opportunities on Dreamscape’s MY DOG, THE SPACE TRAVELER, a video job at The217.com, the schedule for the Route 66 Film Festival, and what movies are now playing/renting near you!

William Pankoke, 1927-2010

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

William Otto Pankoke, also known as your humble editor’s “Pappy JaPan,” has passed away at age 83.