CMM is ART NOW!, gathering at 7

It’s all about recording the best sound bites for local filmmaking when Champaign Movie Makers congregates tonight, Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m., at SoDo Theatre, 113 N. Neil St., Champaign! This month’s topic is “BYOG Sound;” CMM invites attendees to bring along their own studio and field equipment to show what they use and tell how they use it. As the event description states, “Sound is an underappreciated yet absolutely critical aspect of modern filmmaking.” Like always, audience members will open the meeting with brief comments about their interests and projects, and then enjoy networking time at the conclusion with a possible trip to a downtown Champaign nightspot in the cards!

While corralling that gear, you might watch or listen to Episode 31 of the Urbana Public Television (UPTV) program, ART NOW!, which first aired in January and covers the state of Champaign Movie Makers! Host Greg Chew talks film shop with CMM director Thomas Nicol, founder Johnny Robinson, and member Bill Kephart in the “green room” of Champaign’s Shatterglass Studios. Since it is the episode prior to the current one focusing on the New Art Film Festival, it is not airing on UPTV although you can stream the entire program through YouTube or this directory on the City of Urbana Web site.

Contact Nicol at ChampaignMovieMakers [at] gmail [dot] com for further details, frequent their Facebook and Ning pages for announcements, and be sure to visit their just-launched YouTube channel loaded with film work created by CMM members!

~ Jason Pankoke

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