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  • [Halsted Street TV Show: Dragan performance]

    [Halsted Street TV Show: Dragan performance]

    The Halsted Street TV Show was a video project started by Tom Weinberg and Scott Jacobs. At a storefront on Halsted Street in Chicago, independent videomakers and artists held screenings and discussions of their work. Tonight features a live performance by Yugoslavian performance artist The Great Dragan, followed by a question and answer session. Continue reading

  • [Joe Cummings at WBBM #1]

    [Joe Cummings at WBBM #1]

    Raw tape from the 1978 documentary “Overnight Man,” which follows WBBM/Chicago radio news man Joe Cummings. In this tape, Cummings is live on WBBM radio and frequently cracking jokes. We see him mainly during commercial breaks, where we get to hear him talking to people in the office. “Why you guys coverin’ me? There are plenty’a guys in this business that are great.” Continue reading

  • [Joe Cummings at WBBM #2]

    [Joe Cummings at WBBM #2]

    Raw tape from the 1978 documentary “Overnight Man,” which follows WBBM/Chicago radio news man Joe Cummings. Similarly enjoyable behind-the-scenes banter with Cummings in the WBBM studio. Continue reading

  • [Joe Cummings at WBBM #3]

    [Joe Cummings at WBBM #3]

    Raw tape from the 1978 documentary “Overnight Man,” which follows WBBM/Chicago radio news man Joe Cummings. Similarly enjoyable behind-the-scenes banter with Cummings in the WBBM studio. Continue reading

  • [Joe Cummings Wednesday night #1]

    Raw tape from the 1978 documentary “Overnight Man”, which follows WBBM/Chicago radio news man Joe Cummings. Continue reading

  • [Joe Cummings Wednesday night #2]

    [Joe Cummings Wednesday night #2]

    Raw tape from the 1978 documentary “Overnight Man,” which follows WBBM/Chicago radio news man Joe Cummings. Mostly outdoor (i.e. black) b-roll, although there is an interesting segment with the camera following Cummings into the Cook County Hospital and getting kicked out. Good footage of Chicago police in the 70’s, when the detectives still looked like they came straight out of a film noir. Also includes a shot of Miller’s Pub at night. Continue reading

  • [Joe Cummings Wednesday night #3]

    Raw tape from the 1978 documentary “Overnight Man”, which follows WBBM/Chicago radio news man Joe Cummings. 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