Shooter raves about Panasonic bringing 24P pro features to DV

“Open House” cinematographer Yasu Tanida shoots rigged to

Production scene

“It’s great to be working on something more meaningful than vegetable peelers,” said Angle Park producer Martin Baumgaertner about the job that sent them throughout Chicago taping beautiful exteriors of improved neighborhoods. The seven, 2-minute videos they produced highlighted the neighborhood improvements made by the seven win

Super Sucker' exec keeps indie distribution faith despite poor B.O.

Writer/director/star Jeff Daniels sets up a shot for “Super Sucker,” now in theaters. “You tell me

Comedy jury has daunting job

Eight improv pros are walking past walls of floor-to-ceiling head shots, peering at the pictures, recognizing faces, occasionally putting a shot on the wall labeled “YES!” A comedy troupe rehearsing a difficult script? Not exactly. Instead, explains TV producer Thea Flaum, the mission was to pour over

Music experts speak to 'Salon'

Chicago Filmmakers is experimenting with a “Salon Series” of new informal discussions with experts on various subjects to supplement its slate of production courses. The series kicks off Feb. 13 with two prominent music composers, Mark Messing and Dr. Ilya Levinson, discussing the art and technique of scoring for films.

Interactive PSAs part of $500,000Theatre League promotion

Visitors to Chicago who want to attend a Chicago theatre production can simply place a finger on a computer touch screen. It will display the venue of their choice, indicate ticket availability for that night, how to get
 

Swell adds Eurostyle editor

Swell’s new editor, Nadia Hennrich, was originally recruited to the U.S. by Detroit’s Blue Highway, after it made a search of European editors and deemed her the ideal candidate. But eight months later, Detroit was not the ideal place for the Hamburg, Germany native. Telling an editor friend she would like to work in Chicago, he said, &

Chicagoan shares top credit on Spirit Award nominee

Co-cinematographer Ron Forsythe (left) and director Bernard Rose (top) on the set of “ivans Xtc.,” wh

Foreman history docs win big; new PBS HD series in the works

Like a lot of young boys his age, Gary Foreman was captivated by the rugged boldness of Fess Parker as “Davy Crockett” and “Daniel Boone,” and ultimately became deeply involved in
 

No more clowning around

By Dan Page SCREENZINE.COM Music Editor

Multi-episode doc set for PBS

Gita Saedi During her six year journey to discover ̶

Barrett puts finishing touches on new Oak Park stage

With a hearty laugh, Brad Barrett said he’s “about $15,000 away” from finishing the construction of his 7,200-sq. ft. AGLS (for A Great Lighting Stage) in Oak Park. Soundproofing and a cyc will bring it to completion. Nonetheless, AGLS had solid commercial bookings in January, and February is shaping up n
 

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