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Chicago's home for creative video production and editing.

Welcome to the UBK Learning Curve. A place where you can witness the steps we've taken to get where we are. We've made a lot of bad stuff and some things we are actually pretty proud of. The Learning Curve sets out to show you what we've accomplished and what we learned from the things that went horribly wrong. 

Tell everyone that your mistakes are art. You can get away with a lot that way.
— Robert Rodriguez

The early days

by: Brian Ernst

When I was in grade school, all I wanted was a camera. It's embarrassing to admit in hindsight, but MTV's Jackass was an early influence. Kevin Smith has said several times that Richard Linklater's Slacker was an influence for him because it was the first time he was able to say to himself "this counts as film, I can do that."

I wouldn't say that I thought as deeply about it, but I did say to myself "I can do that." 

Luckily for our parents, my long time friend Kevin Pope and I were too afraid to actually cause any bodily harm to ourselves. As you can see in the examples, it also meant for less entertaining content.