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Although Rybak is energetic on stage, he says he prefers to skip an after-party and enjoy a quiet night at home watching movies.

Alexander Rybak makes a musical encore at Columbia

September 18, 2020

Despite dreaming of composing music for films since he was 10 years old, for the last two decades Alexander Rybak's music career has mainly focused on singing and songwriting. He performed at the 2009 ...

Austin Abrams' character, Henry Page, and Lili Reinhart's character, Grace Town, are introduced by collaborating on their high school's newspaper.

Review: ‘Chemical Hearts’ yields a negative reaction

August 27, 2020

As a young adult, I am well acquainted with how difficult navigating one's teenage years can be—like not wanting to be placed at the children's table for Thanksgiving dinner, but then stuck sitt...

Alum film crew turns chance encounter into on-screen romance

Alum film crew turns chance encounter into on-screen romance

August 24, 2020

On a cold and rainy Chicago night, Cyril Bassil was riding a northbound Red Line train that got into an accident, forcing everyone to evacuate. While standing on the platform and contemplating how ...

Producer Ted Hardin (left) and co-director Elizabeth Coffman (right) hold their winning trophy for

‘Flannery’: a stroll through the mind of writer Flannery O’Connor

July 21, 2020

Growing up, Flannery O'Connor was shy. The few images that exist of O'Connor show her on crutches surrounded by peacocks—farmland in the background, not looking at the camera, but looking down. ...

Black In Film: Columbia alumnus promotes diversity behind the camera

Black In Film was created by 2015 cinema arts and science alumnus Ramone Hulet to provide information and opportunity for Black filmmakers entering the industry.

By Jonah Ocuto, Staff Reporter

July 20, 2020

After graduating from Columbia in 2015 with a degree in cinema art and science, alumnus Ramone Hulet was looking forward to starting his career as a film producer. But as he began working, one thi...

What the Chronicle is watching

What the Chronicle is watching

July 17, 2020

While every art form is uniquely capable of shaping our worldview, film in particular stands alone in the way it manipulates how one perceives time. Film immerses us in someone else's experienc...

Columbia reevaluates film production strategy amid new state guidelines

Columbia reevaluates film production strategy amid new state guidelines

July 2, 2020

As Illinois moves into phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s five-phase reopening plan, film production has resumed following a new set of required coronavirus safety guidelines published by the Illin...

Central Camera, 230 S. Wabash Ave., remains boarded up until owner Don Flesch has the means to rebuild. As of Friday, June 12 Flesch raised $200,095 of a $250,095 goal through GoFundMe.

Columbia community shares memories after fire destroys beloved Loop camera shop

June 12, 2020

Before its destruction, more than 1,000 film and digital cameras lined the walls of Central Camera, offering mere elbow space to walk through. Lenses, filters and tripods could be seen on shelves at...

Student's interactive video challenges waste disposal notions

Student’s interactive video challenges waste disposal notions

March 21, 2020

What do greasy pizza boxes, disposable coffee cups and oily takeout containers all have in common? They are often mistaken to be recyclable. According to an April 2019 survey of 2,000 Americans by Covan...

Miles, played by Daniel Radcliffe, desperately calls for help from two police officers in a still from the film.

Review: ‘Guns Akimbo,’ a neon-drenched nightmare

March 8, 2020

The camera has just spun 360 degrees around Daniel Radcliffe for what feels like the tenth time in 30 minutes and my mind, too, has been sent spinning—not because of the blazing neon lights, screwb...

Kitty Green's latest film,

‘The Assistant’s’ Kitty Green on cinematography and women in film

February 17, 2020

"The Assistant," a new drama from writer and director Kitty Green, functions as a social commentary on toxic work environments and the #MeToo movement. The film follows Jane, played by Julia Garner, thro...

Miguel Garcia (left) gives directions to Brian Healy and Rachel Kim during the commercial shoot.

Student finalists ‘pop’ in Coca-Cola commercial

February 11, 2020

On Mia Elliott’s last day producing for the film “Discontent” for her practicum course at Columbia in Fall 2019, things were finally winding down and she was looking forward to taking a break....

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