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Anatomy of the 2014 Wisconsin Film Festival trailer (video)

In the beginning, there was fire. A campfire. A campfire logo. And a body of water. And trees. Colorful trees and a shoreline. And a gray-blue sky. Christina King's graphic design for this year's Wisconsin Film Festival was one of the very first things we nailed down this past fall as we prepared to take the plunge: creating an eight-day film festival in a relatively short period of time. >More
 Anatomy of the 2013 Wisconsin Film Festival trailer (video)

Turns out the cows were extremely cooperative, interested in me and willing to follow me wherever I ran. So I would set my camera on a tripod and then run away from it, the cows would follow me, out of frame, and then I would run back to the camera and the cows would follow again, walking back into frame. >More
 Park Street: A view from The Curve (video)

The Curve isn't just a diner serving breakfast and lunch each day on Park Street, it's a Madison institution. Owner Bill Antonie, long-time waitress Kathy Tracy and their customers talk about the diner and the neighborhood over breakfast. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: 'Madison needs a bus station and that's no joke' (video)

Since the Badger Bus Depot on the corner of West Washington and Bedford closed its doors in the fall of 2009, bus travelers and others have expressed dissatisfaction with the alternatives. That population includes the two women featured in this video, one of whom was moved to write a poem about the situation. >More
 Spartan style: Getting a state tournament haircut with the Madison Memorial basketball squad (video)

Madison Memorial makes its ninth straight appearance at the Kohl Center for the WIAA state boys basketball tournament Friday night and dating to at least the Jeronne Maymon and Vander Blue era, it's a tradition for several players to show off intricate and impressive haircuts at state. >More
 48 Hour Film Project Madison: Backyard Superhero Party

Isthmus videographer Ben Reiser entered the 48 Hour Film Project last week with Backyard Superhero Party as th result. Enjoy! >More
 Army of one: Making a movie for the 2011 48 Hour Film Project: Madison

The café is teeming with teams of filmmaking geeks of all ages, creeds, colors and sizes, but I am an army of one. My usual gang of would-be filmmakers (friends, neighbors, family) are mostly away or busy for the weekend so I am basically going it alone. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Meet your 2011 Madison Mallards (video)

Five ball players and a coach go over baseball movies, walk-up songs, uniform preferences and titanium necklaces at the all-new Duck Pond. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: What are you listening to, Madison? (video)

Our intrepid reporter takes to the street -- State Street, to be specific -- to find out what's coming out of those little buds stuck in everybody's ears. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: UW MadHatters a cappella group (video)

With its sold-out concert at the Orpheum coming up this weekend, UW-Madison's all-male a cappella group rehearses a brand new Adele song and reveals a few secrets. >More
 Video of protests restarting inside the Wisconsin Capitol on Day 24

As a conference committee separated the collective bargaining language from Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill, protesters gathered inside the state Capitol to make their displeasure clear. >More
 This is what creativity looks like, Part VIII: VO5's 'Cheddar Revolution'

You had to know it was only a matter of time before Madison's disco queens and kings got involved in the goings-on at the Capitol. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: A 10-year old's guide to a protest rally (video)

There are lots of kids at this week's rallies, primarily because there's no school in Madison. Here's the rally from their perspective. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Inside the Wisconsin State Capitol during Wednesday's demonstrations (video)

The atmosphere around the Capitol was raucous, to say the least, on Wednesday. It was hard to get inside, but videographer Ben Reiser managed to capture these scenes. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: There is power in a union rally (video)

Capturing the simple, powerful tone of Tuesday's union rally on the Capitol Square in Madison. >More
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