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  • Pop Video Test: Chicago Video Art, part 1

    “The Pop Video Test” was a joint effort between Scott Jacobs and Tom Weinberg of the Chicago Editing Center, and the Video Group of the Bell and Howell Corporation. This cooperative effort between the independent video community and a corporate video distributor was intended to test the viability of the home video market. The videomakers assembled ten hours of video pieces meant as an alternative to available pre-recorded programming (ie Hollywood movies). Fifty VCR owners in the Chicago area agreed to examine and review the tapes. Test viewers then received the programming two hours at a time, in groupings labeled Video Art, Documentary, Entertainment, and Potpourri. Continue reading

  • August Nights

    Super-8 film by Chuck Kleinhans featuring footage of three Chicago neighborhoods on summer nights in 1979. Continue reading

  • Pedestrian Wavelength

    A Super-8 silent film by Chuck Kleinhans that references the landmark experimental film by Michael Snow, “Wavelength.” The film is composed primarily of a series of zooms inside an apartment accomplished by running or walking with the camera, and also features two cats and footage of the blizzard of 1979. Continue reading

  • Fun

    Super-8 silent film by Chuck Kleinhans. Dreamy overlaid footage of the amusements of Wisconsin Dells: go-karts and bumper boats. Continue reading

  • Stopping by the Toll Road

    Super-8 silent film by Chuck Kleinhans captures a rainy day at a highway rest stop. Continue reading

  • Everybody’s Trance Film

    Super-8 film by Chuck Kleinhans. “Trance film” is a term coined by film theorist P. Adams Sitney to refer to the dreamlike, non-narrative experimental films of filmmakers such as Maya Deren and Stan Brakhage. Kleinhans’ playful homage is comprised primarily of everyday images, such as a mother and children feeding ducks, dolphins swimming in an aquarium, and flowers in bloom. Continue reading

  • Bill Kleinhans, A Portrait

    A super-8 silent film by Chuck Kleinhans portraying his father, Bill Kleinhans. Continue reading

  • Fred Barney Taylor, A Portrait

    This silent Super-8 film by Chuck Kleinhans is an impressionistic portrait of filmmaker Fred Barney Taylor. Continue reading