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  • Inflatables Illustrated

    Inflatables Illustrated

    Ant Farm promotes their ideas for inflatable living and demonstrates how to construct inflatables using basic materials. Continue reading

  • Guerrilla Media

    Guerrilla Media

    An instructional video that attempts to teach activists how to effectively use media to obtain their goals. Tony Schwartz outlines his basic principles behind guerrilla media, which mainly focuses on radio ads. The tape is structured in a very organized and easy to understand way, with Schwartz giving specific instructions and showing examples of how he has used radio and television to make change in his community. The tape is introduced by New York City Mayor Edward L. Koch, a longtime target of Schwartz’s ads, who has taken his side in fighting for anti-tobacco legislation. Continue reading

  • [Skip Blumberg with Danny Schechter]

    [Skip Blumberg with Danny Schechter]

    In this raw tape, Skip Blumberg shoots on the streets of New York for The 90’s, asking people about the upcoming presidential election. At the same time, Danny Schechter and a camera crew shoot Skip for a Globalvision video training tape. Most of the tape is Skip shooting Schechter’s crew as they interview him. Skip gives simple and clear explanations of the principles that guide his shooting (i.e., one should not look through the viewfinder but should instead learn to shoot without thinking about it). Continue reading

  • [Studs Terkel in three industrial films]

    [Studs Terkel in three industrial films]

    Three industrial films from the 1940s and ’50s that feature Studs Terkel. In an excerpt from “Beginning to Date” (1953) Terkel plays a high school diving instructor and offers advice to students on proper dating etiquette. The second film on this tape, “No Vacancies” (1946), is about the crisis that plagued many returning WWII soldiers who could not afford housing. Terkel is the narrator in this piece and for the final piece, “The Living City” (1953), which deals with urban issues. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: AIDS protest in San Francisco]

    [The 90’s raw: AIDS protest in San Francisco]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Activists demonstrate in the streets of San Francisco demanding more research to fight AIDS. The camera is pretty passive and the sound is bad, so it’s pretty hard to tell what’s going on; the tape is mostly just shots of police and people standing around shouting. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Oboist #2]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Oboist #2]

    Raw footage for “Chicago Slices,” a television series about life in Chicagoland. This video features the end of videomaker Skip Blumberg’s interview with Ray Still, retiring oboist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, who demonstrates how to tie a reed for the oboe. Continue reading

  • Secret Video Game Tricks, Codes And Strategies, Vol. 2

    For Nintendo-compatible games. Members of the U.S. National Video Game Team show tricks and preview new games. Interesting only for the few seconds where you get to see the team members and laugh at them. Also potentially interesting for people who want to watch others play video games from 1989 and/or learn tricks for those games. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0210

    Image Union, episode 0210

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring “Defense for Atomic Attack” by Allen Ross of Chicago Filmmakers, clips from “Media Burn” by Ant Farm, and “The Pope’s Visit” by Joseph McGarry. Continue reading