Archive for May, 2013

IOW: Setting “Fire” to leafy fun

Friday, May 31st, 2013

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: Sam Ambler and Matt HarsH’s approach to making a Morgan Orion music video is pretty straightforward. They just put him on camera and let those soulful eyes and voice do all the work. “Fire in Blood” is their current example.

Calendar du C-U: May 31-June 6

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Select movie listings for May 31-June 6, 2013 in Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond!

Events we RIYL DIY filmmaking

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Once again, we feel behind the times in our own reporting niche but that will not stop us from encouraging you last-minute to support Urbana Basement Sessions, engage in “Dinner and Bikes,” and revel in the success of Pens to Lens!

IOW: Fights croon at mini-saloon

Friday, May 24th, 2013

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: Chris Eitel has a knack for filming cool videos for ambitious young musicians. We’re sure The Fights are only happy to have one set to their song, “I Should Have Loved You.”

Calendar du C-U: May 24-30

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Select movie listings for May 24-30, 2013 in Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond!

Well, it was 20 years ago today…

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

If you think we’re going to dredge up the story about Brendan Fraser and co. filming the Harvard graduation scene in WITH HONORS on the UIUC Main Quad in 1993 … well, we’ll get to that one later. Right now, let’s talk real life instead of reel life.

Stanley fetes local flix on SmiPo

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

To be honest, we’ve always hedged at the thought of awarding our own annual “Oscars” to the significant movie achievers of Champaign-Urbana for the sake of film scene parity. Smile Politely has now beat us to that punch, thank you.

Vid store, prod house put to rest

Monday, May 20th, 2013

We wish the best of success for every media-making business out there, but sometimes certain good things must end. The Movie Fan of Normal and Prairie Production Group of Champaign, for instance, both quit doing business at the end of April.

Calendar du C-U: May 17-23

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Select movie listings for May 17-23, 2013 in Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond!

Submit your films, movie mavens!

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Filmmakers should take note of several outlets in the immediate region at which their films could possibly play in late 2013! These include the Freeky Creek Short Film Festival, Drunken Zombie Film Festival, Route 66 International Film Festival, and – gasp! – Chicago International Film Festival!

Calendar du C-U: May 10-16

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Select movie listings for May 10-16, 2013 in Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond!

IOW: We’re giving it all for Tilda

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: Here’s the best exercise video a movie fan could ever hope to see – Tilda Swinton jumping around with more than a thousand “Ebertfest” attendees in utmost glee!

Calendar du C-U: May 3-9

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Select movie listings for May 3-9, 2013 in Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond!

Scripting is the thing at CMM

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Champaign Movie Makers will meet during a special screenwriters’ session at Quality Beer in downtown Champaign, IL, later tonight, Thursday, May 2, 2013. We also discuss the Pens to Lens screenwriting competition for children and an unique screenplay collection at UIUC!