ARU hosts a meet-up for an update on the latest in VR

Audio post ARU, aiming to be Chicago’s go-to studio for virtual reality immersive sound services, is hosting a Nov. 9 CHIVR meet-up with top VR experts demonstrating the latest virtual reality headsets, software, media and games from Chicago companies.

Chappell helms music video for Illinois’ Margo Price

A MUSIC VIDEO for Nashville country singer-songwriter Margo Price, “Hands of Time,” was directed by Ben Chappell of One at Optimus in

Seminars with famous still shooters at Photo Forum

A first for Chicago — the all-day Stand Out Photographic Forum Thursday, Nov. 3 — brings six notable commercial still photographers demonstrating their specialties in meaningful seminars, presented by ProGear Rentals.  The speakers and their semi

Sommer’s community budgeting doc to air Nov. 3

INES SOMMER’S DOC “COUNT ME IN” about the innovative national movement of participatory budgeting (PB), that gives Chicagoans direct say over local public projects and money, airs on WTTW / 11 Thursday, Nov. 3.

A surprising twist to Ziegelman’s debut music video

Director Larry Ziegelman wreaks horror from heartache in his first music video for “Stung,” a song about lost love from Brooklyn artist Ivan Rubenstein-Gillis’ 2016 album, “Lion.” Introducing a surprise twist at the end, he puts a creepy shudder into the lush narrative without missing a beat.

300 local teens worked on Fresh Films’ sci-fi feature

Fresh Films’ teen sci-fi adventure feature, “Traveling Without Moving” premieres Tuesday, Nov. 1 at a non-traditional venue: Von Steuben High School, where many of its students, along with 300 other teens throughout the city, worked
 

Memorial services held for 3 ad women killed in crash

A memorial service has been held for one of the three advertising women who were tragically killed in an Oct. 23 automobile accident and two other services will be held Oct. 29 and Nov. 13. Ashley Sawatzke, 30, Amy Taylor, 32, and Lindsey Cohen, 35 had worked together at Energy BBDFO in account management. Sawatzke left BBDO over t

6 sci-fi shorts comprise the “Paradigm Grey” anthology

Filmmaker Christopher Adams of Impakt Studio in Roseland is in the process of finishing “Paradigm Grey,” a collection of sci-fi shorts by six local African American, by the end of December.

MIFF’s Nov. 15 Ad Shorts Night to premiere 12 films

The 7th annual Ad Community Shorts Night at the Midwest Independent Film Festival will screen Tuesday, Nov. 15 instead of its regular First Tuesday Nov. 1 date, deemed as being too close to Nov. 8 election night. They are: “Hell,” John Malkovich reads Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” while illustrations depicting humans’ worst atrocities animat
 

Only two Illinois-made films in Route 66 Film Festival

The only two Illinois-made films will be screening among the 34 selections of at the 15th annual Route 66 Film Festival, Nov. 4-5 at the Capital City Bar & Grill Theatre, in Springfield.

Vince Vaughn finally sells his Mag Mile penthouse

VINCE VAUGHN IS GONE from Chicago, that is, he finally sold the three-story penthouse atop the Palmolive Building at 919 N. Michigan for a total $12.1 million, a little more than he originally paid for it and after splitting it into three different units. Lake For

17 Chicago AICE assistants win Camp Kulshov awards

A wide swatch of Chicago post house assistant editors, graphic designers and audio mixers – 17 in all — were winners in the annual AICE international Camp Kuleshov trailer Competition among all AICE chapters. Chicago chapter winners were announced Oct. 18 at the Fremont Chicago restaurant and
 

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