Address: Gillespie, IL 62033
Phone: 217 – 825 – 4111
Email: [email protected]
Jim Marcacci and Bruce Logsdon officially became partners about three years ago, after working together for years doing all kinds of video projects together. Jim taught video communications at Gillespie High School and Bruce taught the same type of class at Litchfield High School. Combined, that makes for about 40-45 years of experience in the video field.
Jim has done weddings, sports highlights, documentaries, training films, memorial tributes, and just about every kind of video event you can imagine. He and his classes created WGHS-TV in 1996, a student-run station that still broadcasts out of Gillespie High School over their cable company’s network feed in the Gillespie area. It still operates today even though Jim has retired from teaching. Jim produced a senior citizen exercise video called “Easy Does It”, which the St. Louis Post-Dispatch called the “Year’s Best Video” for the elderly.
Bruce’s story is very similar. He did his first wedding in 1988, using old analog equipment. Since that time, he has produced over 100 wedding videos. While he was teaching, he ran a program called ON-LINE, which was a student-produced show that “aired” over the school’s Channel One system for over eight years, producing over 100 shows. Bruce has also worked in the broadcast area, filming and editing a show called Adventure Sports Outdoors, which airs out of Peoria’s PBS station, WTVP-TV/PBS, Channel 47. His filming has taken him to Alaska three times, all over the continental US, and to the island of Roatan off the coast of Honduras. The shows appeared for several years on the Sportsman Channel, as well.
Bruce and Jim are currently filming and documenting a Celtic Fusion band called The Emerald Underground, out of Springfield. Their tours have taken them all over Springfield, Peoria, and Chicago, to name a few places, and there are tentative plans to travel with the band when they go to Ireland in the next few years. Some of these videos, as well as other videos done by Sound & Image, can be seen on YouTube. They are also in the beginning stages of producing a video documentary of the Coliseum in Benld.