About 10 years ago, musician David Bloom, the long time owner and head instructor of The Bloom School of Jazz, Chicago’s only music school dedicated to jazz, pondered the philosophical and offbeat questions, “what is soul and what is meant by a soulful person?”
Brent Kado and Emile Cambry, Jr. have set out to bring film education in Chicago a combination of innovation, flexibility and affordability that they say it needs.
They’ve launched the Chicago Film Institute, a non-academic program that offers intensive, hands-on production courses to “fill needs that traditional institutions ar
The alleged misuse of acts perpetrated by brothers Paul and Mitch Roston, who for 35 years ran Roscor, the Mt Prospect AV equipment company, were spelled out in detail in a lawsuit filed Feb. 21 in Cook County Circuit Court.
The suit alleges that the brothers breached their fiduciary duties to the company, committed corporate waste and took
The debate goes on. At least in our mind.
Was it the right thing to do for Corona Extra beer, its Chicago-based importer and distributor Crown Imports and ad agency of record Cramer-Krasselt/Chicago, to go and change the look and feel of the beach-themed advertising that had become — at least in our mind — as close to classic as one could get in the beer advertising u
IATSE Studio Mechanics local 476 recent elected Bradley Matthys president following the resignation of president Tom Glynn, who stepped down to work on a personal TV project.
New president Bradley Matthys, a senior gaffer who has been a loc
A few years ago, director Ari Golan of Atomic Imaging was so impressed with Per Holmes’ Hollywood Camera Work DVD, “Hot Moves – The Science of Awesome,” that he called him and they spent three hours on the phone.
During the conversation, they agreed on starting training courses based on Holmes’ original two DVDs, of which Golan has been an e
So the goodbyes have been said. The tributes presented. An era has ended.
Late last week, bona fide Chicago broadcasting legends Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson signed off for the last time as co-anchors of CBS-owned WBBM-Channel 2’s 6 p.m. weekday newscast — a role both had performed with considerable dig
Rethink Studios partner John McGrath, will feel the marketing heat Monday, March 4 when the thermal imaging device he started developing after receiving a shock of an electric bill last fall gets global attention as Indiegogo’s Twitter Featured Product of the day.
The rarest commodity in the commercial making business is a superb executive producer. He or she is the critical piece in the creation for sustained success in the content arena.
Talent may come and go, but if a studio is
For advertising agencies that need to test ideas fast, Pipe Dreams has introduced a practical and economical solution. “PD eXpress is ideal for last-minute projects,” says Rick Livingston, studio director of the Chicago branch of the London-based global animatics company.
The new “five days for $5,000” deal allows an agency to develop