Welcome to my world!
_Hi, I'm Elizabeth McQuern. I'm a filmmaker and multimedia producer. What does that mean, exactly? Well, it means I do a little bit of everything, in various combinations. I write, I develop content, do photography, compose music, do some graphic design, and I shoot and edit video.
I've created video and/or written content for University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University, University of Chicago, and more. My photos have been published in The Onion AV Club, RE:Comedy Magazine, Punchline Magazine, Time Out Chicago and The Comedians, and grace websites and promotional materials of all kinds.
I have extensive experience managing websites as well as producing and editing audio and video content. I'm the author of Bella Rossa, which was described as "engagingly written" by Chicago Magazine, quoted in Columbia Journalism Review's CJRDaily, praised by Gapers Block ("very well-written") and the subject of an article in Centerstage Chicago ("hip Chicago blogger").
Once upon a time, I was editor of The Bastion, a chronicle of Chicago comedy, which Chicago Magazine called "one of Chicago's best web sites" and Chicagoist called "a trusted source of interviews and reportage." My decision to retire the site resulted in a flurry of press, including a full page article in Time Out Chicago.
Currently, I'm also co-producer, castmember, and in-house filmmaker at the critically-acclaimed Chicago Underground Comedy stand-up showcase, a launchpad for emerging Chicago comedy talent.
What can I do for you? Let's talk.
_Hear me on Chicago Public Radio's Hello Beautiful, and read about me in Time Out Chicago, Gapers Block, Chicago Comedy Examiner, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Centerstage Chicago (Sun-Times), Midwest Living Magazine, NewCity Chicago, the Times-Sentinel, and Quiet Rebel Writer.
I've written for Gapers Block and Chicago Metblog, and you can also find me on Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.