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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

  • Pieces of Manley

    Footage shot for documentary about Manley High School on the West Side of Chicago, and their successful basketball team. Continue reading

  • Pop Video Test: Chicago Video Art, part 2

    “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

  • 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

  • Royko At The Goat

    Royko At The Goat

    “Royko at The Goat” by Scott Jacobs and Lilly Ollinger. A relaxed conversation with legendary columnist Mike Royko at the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago in July 1982. Royko shares some of his greatest memories playing sixteen inch softball with a group of friends over beers and burgers. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0030: Municipal Mirth

    Image Union, episode 0030: Municipal Mirth

    An episode of the independent film and video showcase, Image Union, featuring a look at the first summertime Chicago neighborhood fests in Englewood, South Shore, Lincoln. Ave., Cabrini-Green, Chinatown, and Beverly. Continue reading

  • [4 City of Chicago PSAs featuring “Skippy The Snowball”]

    [4 City of Chicago PSAs featuring “Skippy The Snowball”]

    Four animated City of Chicago PSA’s featuring Skippy the Snowball detailing what to do in case of snow, especially regarding moving cars out of snow routes. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s Election Specials raw: DNC Wednesday #3]

    [The 90’s Election Specials raw: DNC Wednesday #3]

    Raw footage for The 90’s election specials. 1992 Democratic National Convention, Wednesday #3 in New York. On the third day of the convention, John Hart and the Governor Bill Clinton staff try to control where the clinching votes will come from. Clinton is put over the top by Ohio. His staff and supporters celebrate. Continue reading