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  • [Ephemeral Films : selected layoffs]

    [Ephemeral Films : selected layoffs]

    Instructional films from the 1940s and 50s. Some are merely humorously outdated, others are downright horrifying — particularly one that concludes that mechanized laundry machines are the best example of women’s liberation in this century. Most deal with dating. Old Chicago footage with streetcars in last segment. Continue reading

  • Channel Zero: Planet Street

    Channel Zero: Planet Street

    This Canadian program is self-described as a video magazine that brings the MTV aesthetic–quick cuts, stylized imagery, skewed camera angles, music–to intellectual and educational programming. The show focuses on liberal and human rights issues such as media control, poor conditions for blacks in South Africa, etc. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Women’s Action Coalition]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Women’s Action Coalition]

    Raw footage for “Chicago Slices,” a television series about life in Chicagoland. This video focuses on the Women’s Action Coalition (WAC), an organization focused around women’s issues. Videomaker Skip Blumberg tapes a WAC gathering where participants with homemade instruments play in a drum circle, and also interviews many of them about their beliefs and their cause. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Diapers]

    [The 90’s raw: Diapers]

    Raw tape for the award-winning series The 90’s. The videomaker follows a delivery man for Riteway around Manhattan, learning about the service his company provides–door-to-door cloth diaper service. He also interviews mothers in their apartments and Central Park about their reasons for choosing to use cloth diapers and this service (their reasons were mostly environmental). Continue reading