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  • FilmLook at 25: Company Evolves From Mimics To Maestros

    Back in 1989, when videotape was king in TV production and post, filmmaker-engineer Robert A. Faber invented a process called FilmLook -- manipulating video to make it appear more like film by mimicking film's gray scale, contrast, grain and frame rate (24 frames per second instead of video's 30fps).
  • TV Review: 'Requiem for the Big East,' 'Summer Dreams'

    Two basketball documentaries air this weekend in advance of the NCAA tournament, with one earning championship honors and the other settling for the old college try. ESPN seldom connects the dots as well in examining sports' role in society -- or the...

    Blood, sweat and crowdfunding for 'Life Itself'

    Blood, sweat and crowdfunding for 'Life Itself'
    Late Monday afternoon, the lobby of the Gene Siskel Film Center was thick with expectations. The money guys hovered. They were about to see the result of their investments — they were about to see "Life Itself," the new Steve James documentary about...

    Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★★ 1/2

    Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★&#9733 1/2
    The documentary "Life Itself," directed by Steve James of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters" and based on the late Roger Ebert's 2011 memoir, could have settled for well-meaning hagiography or a feature-length pitch for sainthood. Many of Ebert's far-...

    Sundance: Chaz Ebert on the Emotional Roller Coaster Behind 'Life Itself'

    Nine months after Roger Ebert's death, his wife Chaz can still sense his presence. "When you have somebody like that and they are not there, there's a lot of energy gone," says Chaz Ebert, who married the film critic in July 1992. "And yet, I still...