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  • Audition?

    Audition?

    0:00 A band performs several songs onstage, including a cover of “Guilty” by Randy Newman. TERRIBLE image and sound quality. Continue reading

  • Comeback: Bill Veeck

    Comeback: Bill Veeck

    The show “Comeback” is about people who have overcome obstacles. This episode profiles Bill Veeck. With 2 two-minute commercial holes. Continue reading

  • [Vito Marzullo raw #23, #24, #25]

    [Vito Marzullo raw #23, #24, #25]

    Council #4, Despres #1, #2, City Hall, Ward Ext. This pastiche of a tape begins with a casual conversation in Alderman Vito Marzullo’s office at City Hall before switching to an interview with Alderman Leon Despres, a critic of Marzullo and his practices. A wayward fragment of a black-and-white film cuts into the interview, and after it ends, the crew shoots B-roll footage of City Hall and Ward Office exteriors. Continue reading

  • The Whistling Show

    The Whistling Show

    Tape featuring performances and a few small interviews with contestants at the 1st International Whistle-Off in Carson City, Nevada. We learn that, oddly enough, whistling is actually a formally studied musical field. The contestants inform us that there are two types of professional whistling – classical and bird noises. Many whistlers earn money working for Disney doing bird noises for their movies, which are produced by human whistlers rather than recordings of birds. It is unclear what employment opportunities are present in the classical whistling industry. This profession seemed to involve whistling while accompanied by classical music on a tape recorder. In this tape, the primary focus is on the different whistling styles and the contest. Most of the tape is comprised of the performances at the event. Continue reading

  • [Inside Spring Training raw #14]

    [Inside Spring Training raw #14]

    Raw footage of Bill Veeck and colleagues in a hotel room during spring training in Sarasota, Florida. Raw footage for “Inside Spring Training.” Motel Fever #1. Continue reading

  • For A Moment You Fly: The Big Apple Circus

    For A Moment You Fly: The Big Apple Circus

    Documentary about a small, non-traveling circus in New York City called the Big Apple Circus. The circus features many human performers including acrobats, jugglers, tumblers, etc, but no animals. The performers talk about how much they love performing in the circus, especially this one. Movement and precision acrobatics help make this tape more than just a document about people, but more of a sensory portrait of the feel of a circus. Continue reading

  • [Inside Spring Training raw #15]

    [Inside Spring Training raw #15]

    Raw footage for “Inside Spring Training.” This tape features footage of Bill Veeck and colleagues in a hotel room during spring training in Sarasota, Florida. Motel Fever #2 Continue reading

  • Overnight Man

    Overnight Man

    Portrait of WBBM/Chicago radio news man Joe Cummings. We follow him out on the streets getting stories, in the studio reading broadcasts, and talking about his love for Chicago. Continue reading