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  • The Eighties in Retrospect: A Documentary

    The Eighties in Retrospect: A Documentary

    “The 80s in Retrospect” is a mockumentary produced in 1979. The documentary “begins” in the middle of the footage (10:06), and features a series of mock commercials, scenes from a New Year party, a scene within a restaurant, and a soliloquy in a train station. The tone of the “documentary” shifts between comedic irreverence and earnest social criticism. The beginning of the footage (before 10:06) establishes the basic premise that polluted radio and television waves sent from Earth are being re-broadcast to Earth from a “space” Haight-Ashbury. The “documentary” footage, then, shows the “polluted” nature of television and radio media. Produced by The Anybody You Choose Video Group at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Continue reading

  • Burned out in Carbondale

    Burned out in Carbondale

    Tongue-in-cheek polemic against a 1979 Chicago Magazine article about the failures and debaucheries of Southern Illinois University–Carbondale (“Burned Out in Carbondale”). The video takes the form of a 60 Minutes-esque investigation. It has several humorous segments and parodies, including rounds in a dilapidated library, an academic adviser who is actually a magician/diviner, and a woman who passes through a neighborhood bar (PK’s) selling test answers. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: John Simmons]

    [The 90’s raw: John Simmons]

    Raw footage shot for the award-winning television series The 90’s. Eddie Tape #64. John Simmons’ gross national product, multiple takes of comedy routines based on Washington politics. Continue reading

  • [Steve Dahl at Chicagofest Tape 2]

    [Steve Dahl at Chicagofest Tape 2]

    Footage from radio personality Steve Dahl’s performance of several parodies of well-known rock songs in “Rock on the Roof” during Chicagofest in 1981. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0302

    Image Union, episode 0302

    Twp part Image Union episode featuring “30 Candles Burning” by Curtis Fisher and “Fistful of Death” by Motiaytis Van Pelt. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0015: Commercial World

    Image Union, episode 0015: Commercial World

    Work by Chicago commercial filmmakers. There is a mix of actual commercials, parodies, and regular films. Works include “The Honeymooners” by Goldsholl Associates, “Four Commercials” by Paul Chen, “The Ritz Newsiola” by Siporin Film Productions, and “American School for Stuntmen” by Michael K. Goi. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0404 new

    Image Union, episode 0404 new

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring “Summer Camp” by Phil Rosenthal, “The Sandwichman” by Jon Freedman, and “Aircraft Sear” by uncredited videomakers. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0537

    Image Union, episode 0537

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring a collection of music videos and comedy sketches all made by Roger Bain. The collection is called The Barking Gecko Video Review. Continue reading