Media Burn’s 10th Anniversary Video Ball, Free Spirit Media camera, part 3

Media Burn 10th Anniversary Video Ball on September 28, 2014.

Footage of Media Burn’s Video Ball celebrating its 10 year anniversary shot by young videographers from Free Spirit Media.

0:00Copy video clip URL Interview with Caryn Straus, who won “Bob.” She praises Media Burn for preserving Chicago’s past, and talks about the show Image Union, the footage with Studs Terkel, and the footage with Minnie Minoso as important pieces of Chicago history.

3:24Copy video clip URL People get ready for the Video Drop

5:30Copy video clip URL They drop video reels from the top of a parking garage ramp and Tom Weinberg drives through the “video wall.”

6:52Copy video clip URL Interview with Melissa Stern, who talks about working for The 90’s answering viewer mail.

8:08Copy video clip URL The crew interviews Jeff McCarter of Free Spirit Media, who talks about the importance of preserving history and compliments Tom and Sara.

9:20Copy video clip URL Interview with Bob Hercules, a video director and producer. He talks about the importance of the documentary covering the 1972 Republican National Convention and its subversive nature. He mentions how he later covered a convention in Houston with Stoney Burke, which is also in the archive.

12:11Copy video clip URL B-roll of the raffle.

20:20Copy video clip URL Interview with Gordon Quinn from Kartemquin. The audio is distorted at first, but the crew quickly fixes it and restarts the interview. Gordon says that Media Burn has always been “on the cutting edge of telling stories about people” using simple equipment. He says some of his favorite footage in the archive are the preserved episodes of Studs’ Place, and that Media Burn has helped preserve some old Kartemquin films.



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