Director's Choice Films

Showcasing indie digital films created by area artists. Selection is at the WLOOCATV Director's discretion and is based solely on the films' individual merits. Local artists who create professional quality digital films and want to show them here, email wloocatv@waterloowi.us. Films must be .flv (Flash video) format and content must be in accordance with WLOOCATV Policies and Procedures.

The Mark, Pilot Episode
Cribben, Gullickson & Wroblewski

The Mark was created in 2006 as an experiment. Its creators decided to release it now as a pilot episode. It might become a series if the public likes it.

The Mark was written and directed by Matthew Cribben (Edgerton), and produced by Jason Gullickson (Beaver Dam). Waterloo's own Michael Wroblewski plays the leading role. Area band 2211 provides the sound track and is seen on film. The Mark was filmed in Waterloo, WI, mostly at The Mode Theater, downtown at S. Monroe St. Please note improvements have been made to the S. Monroe streetscape since the film was made.    

Uncut Version of Jack Be Nimble
R. Virgil Ellis

Jack Be Nimble features a rhyming, catchy soundtrack to the video of Jack, 4th generation potter and the youngest son of renowned area potter Mark Skudlarek.

It is the work of area multimedia performer and renowned poet R. Virgil Ellis. See more of Ellis' work below.


WCATV Student Films

STUDENT FILM MAKERS! FREE PUBLICITY! This gallery showcases films or animations created by University, Technical College, High School, summer school or other students and Contest Finalists. Students who want to show their original digital films or animations here, please email wloocatv@waterloowi.us to arrange a screening and upload. Files must be in .flv (Flash Video) format. Content must be in accordance with WLOOCATV Policies and Procedures.

These 3 unique films were created by Jefferson Co. resident R. Virgil Ellis. Each film is radically different from the others, so watch them all! Ellis' artistic focus is on the interplay of words, images, sound, and Man's search for meaning. He used imaging software that responds to music to create video, and digital mixing software to create audio.Ellis' work has been shown and performed in venues ranging from NYC and Las Vegas shows to local coffeehouses. He graciously offered to show some of his experimental pieces here to kick-off the WLOO CATV student film gallery.

Jack Be Nimble
R. Virgil Ellis

Jack Be Nimble features a rhyming, catchy soundtrack to the video of Jack, 4th generation potter and the youngest son of renowned area potter Mark Skudlarek.

Mandelbrot Room
R. Virgil Ellis

Mandelbrot Room is a colorful, abstract piece using a Mandelbrot imaging algorithm with a moody jazz soundtrack.

Pot Rising
R. Virgil Ellis

Pot Rising adds mystical coloring effects to video of master potter Mark Skudlarek at work. Skudlarek's summary of how to throw pots is portrayed as an allegory of the quest for spiritual perfection.