Archive for the 'Videos du C-U' Category

‘Cinema’ history nods to UI prof

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

Joseph Tykociner’s fabled sound-on-film apparatus did not find favor in its time. Lenny Lipton provides an appreciation in his new book, ‘The Cinema in Flux,’ from Springer.

ISU video crew high on ‘Mother’

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

As an aside to a tangent, we vicariously saunter about Mother Murphy’s of Normal, IL, thanks to another student project born at Illinois State University, ANYTHING BUT NORMAL. Take a trip with us!

L’episode un C-U: PEORIA plays TV

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

In the first part of our limited series on independently-produced dramatic television in central Illinois, we peek at the progress being made by PEORIA creator Michael Mcgruder and his personnel.

Student art doc wins BEA award

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

What is reasonable give-and-take when a city is attempting to improve its central hub? The student project MAKING A MURAL illustrates the issue with an artistic conundrum in Normal, Illinois.

Talents come together in support

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Singing words of wisdom, the numerous folks behind a new audio/video rendition of “Let it Be” want their Champaign-Urbana neighbors to feel better about our future and invest in the care of others.

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.

Oblong title is truth in advertising

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Two decades have passed since Mike Trippiedi cut loose the slasher spoof BUCKY McSNEAD on Champaign-Urbana. How will the rest of Illinois fare when THE TRUE TALE OF OLE SPLITFOOT is finally told?

Odds sinking for Lincoln survival

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

The unused Lincoln Square Theatre in downtown Decatur, Illinois, is showing signs of disrepair on its exterior. Residents and officials may be at a tipping point in deciding the fate of the venue.

Choose your own NAFFventure!

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

We see that many indie and not-indie film festivals are exploring online streaming. The New Art Film Festival isn’t primed to do that right now but they still have such sights to show you on YouTube!

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.

Stop at Pipa’s for ‘Red Light’ event

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Champaign, IL, native and author Colin Price will celebrate the release of his first book, ‘Red Light and Other Tales,’ at Pipa’s Pub on Sunday, July 14, 2019. The meet-and-greet begins at 8 p.m. Be there, not square!

URBANA sets off Freaky flashback

Friday, June 7th, 2019

On the lighter side, there are few film things we remember more fondly than the Freaky Film Festival of Champaign. Circa 2019, the internet allows us to revisit a few former Freaky movies, circa 1999. Indulge!

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!

Critics voice their ideas in videos

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

As movie critics gravitate to on-line podcasts and videos to offer their opinions, several teams in Champaign-Urbana have continued the tradition of televised debate. We share a few examples with you.

Africa focus of NOW! artist’s films

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

The Urbana Public Television/Urbana Public Arts Program series ART NOW! returns to filmmaker territory with an episode on Bourema “Ibrahim” Ouedraogo, a Burkina Faso native recently settled in Champaign.