Archive for December, 2009

“Knife” #3: Money to Make Art?

Monday, December 28th, 2009

In this edition of “A Knife in a Gun Fight,” author Michelle Kaffko discusses the three “f”s of locating moneys to pay for one’s movie by using THE SCENESTERS, SEVEN SIGNS, and the Split Pillow collective as case studies.

Watch ONE SECOND in 1:41

Monday, December 28th, 2009

C-U videographer Alexander Mejia has posted for our viewing pleasure ONE SECOND, his entry in the Nikon video competition “A Day Through Your Lens.”

Italian THIEF ends 6½ year run

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Greg Boardman will conclude his proprietorship of the Art Theater in downtown Champaign with a run of THE BICYCLE THIEF which will end on Wednesday, December 30, 2009.

CMM meets Tuesday, Dec. 22

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Champaign Movie Makers, a group dedicated to fostering independent and personal filmmaking in the Champaign-Urbana area, will next meet at the M2 Building in downtown Champaign, IL, on Tuesday, December 22, 2009.

VIEW not for viewing ‘til 2010

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

The DVD release for the production A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW, filmed on the University of Illinois campus in the spring of 2009 by current and former UIUC students, has been pushed back to the spring of 2010.

IMC Film Fest on for February

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center once again is looking for material to present at the IMC Film Festival, which returns February 5-7, 2010, to the IMC in Urbana, IL.

Second NINJA stalks Dark Maze

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Dark Maze Studios of Champaign, IL, announces several developments including the on-line release of the PRESS START ADVENTURES Holiday Special, the upcoming series SPACE NINJA, and the opening of their Cafe Press shop!

Flix houses nixed in Normal

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

An article in The Pantagraph from Friday, December 11, 2009, tells of the Town of Normal’s votes to consider a rezoning plan to allow new construction on the current site of University 8 Cinemas as well as reject a plan to allow construction of a Family Video store.

From back lots to Big Lots

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Look closely in the correct Big Lots commercial airing on television and you will see our friend, actress/writer Danielle Cloutier, take one more small step towards the big time.

Coffee roasted, CUBlog burnt

Friday, December 11th, 2009

SonicWALL sez, “We control the horizontal. We control the vertical. We also control your access to C-U Blogfidential. Kneel before us, hu-mans.”

PAs needed for Nikon shoot

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Local video editor Alexander Mejia is looking for a few good PAs to crew his spec shoot for a Nikon filmmaking competition.

HOME MOVIE comes home

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

On December 8, 2009, IFC Films and MPI Media Group released to DVD the independent film thriller HOME MOVIE, written and directed by University of Illinois graduate Christopher Denham.

Movie half-marathons are go!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Special film shows come fast and furious during the next two weeks and into the New Year. Don’t you want to know what they are?

New FB URL, MySpace profile!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

You could either wax romantic about how we met on Facebook, or speak philosophically on when our minds met through MySpace – the choice is yours either way.

UI-S hosts AIDS drama debut

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Predestined Arts & Entertainment of Springfield, IL, will premiere their first short film production, THIS LIFE AIN’T PRETTY, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Springfield tonight, Tuesday, December 1, 2009.