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  • Image Union, episode 0006

    Image Union, episode 0006

    For this episode, Image Union took an adventure trip into unexplored television territory. With home computer, video system and related technology as topics, the program went away from its original structure and produced a thirty-minute-clip that is repeated twice. Processed video is combined with real life acting television. Computer games take turns with shots in a Mexican landscape, studio production with graphic animations. They show the variety of art forms in television. Continue reading

  • Slices of Chicago

    Slices of Chicago

    Compilation tape highlighting the work of the members of the Chicago Area Videomakers Coalition. The group was formed in 1977 to formally bring together Chicago’s independent videomakers to create a higher profile and bring their work to the public. This tape was first broadcast on Channel 44 on June 18, 1977, based on a commitment from general manager Ed Morris. The production of this tape made it apparent that the most pressing need in the videomaking community was editing facilities. In 1978, aided by the visibility produced by the sampler tape, the Coalition opened the Chicago Editing Center, which provided low-cost editing facilities to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0001

    Image Union, episode 0001

    Hour long compilation episode of Image Union featuring “TV Magic Ballots” by Nate Herman and Warren Leming, “Assassins” with Joe Mantegna and Jack Wallace, “Chicago Blues” by Jim Passin and Nancy Grosse, work from Jane Veeder, excerpts from “Now We Live On Clifton” by Kartemquin Films, stopmotion animation, an interview by “My Sister’s Cutting Room” during a dog’s birthday party, and “The Bums” by Scott Jacobs and Valjean McLenighan 1976.

    The second half of the episode features “Electronic Masks” by Barbara Sykes, an excerpt from “Paper Roses” by Maxi Cohen and Joel Gold, and “Television Delivers People” by Richard Serra and Carlota Fay Schoolman. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0007

    Image Union, episode 0007

    Hour long compilation episode of Image Union featuring “Chairs” by Nick Despota, John Mabey, and Bob Synder, “Helen Lishman for Mayor” by Warren Leming, “Picture Box,” “Waiting,” and “Saturday Morning” by Dan Curry, “Commuting to Tomorrow” by Scott Fivelson, “Cycling Keeps Me Off the Streets” by Mirko Popadic, “Men in the Street, Sardines in the Bus” by Jiffy Vidinc, “To Die a Cowboy” by James Wright, Jr., “Black Spirit Boogie” by Kenneth Shearer, “Other Leading Brand 11-2-76” by Scott Walker, a film by E.E. Seiter, and “Gotta Sing” by Bill Melamed. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0008

    Image Union, episode 0008

    Hour long compilation episode of Image Union featuring “Truthfully Speaking” by Dana Hogdon, “Ricky and Rocky” by Tom Palazzolo, “Movement in Black and White” by Les White, “Spouse Beater” by John Caldwell, “Tablatoons” by Roger Anderson, a segment from The Video News, “Dancing Grain” by Dan Curry, a segment from the TBA Comedy Show, and “35 Years” by Slawomir Kojro. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0604: shorties

    Image Union, episode 0604: shorties

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring “Let Them Eat Cheese” by Kirk von Heflin, “The Treadmill” by The Video Brothers, “Dangerous Stranger” and “Industrialization of Dream Ejaculating Ecstasy of Mind” by Stevo Wolfson, and “The Glass” by Doug Hall. Continue reading