Monday, July 11, 2016

B-Roll & Interview for Snow White Doc

This past weekend, we made more progress on our Snow White documentary. We shot a couple b-roll scenes that called for a reenactment with a baby and a house cat. Lucky for us, our friends Michael and Andrea Holly are visiting from Brazil this month with their seven month-old son, Calvin, who was perfect for the role. The pet cat was wrangled up by fellow friend and filmmaker, Nicholas Wootton of Windmiller Media, who also acted as Production Manager during the shoot.

In addition, we did a short interview with Andrea about the immense popularity of Snow White in Brazil, and we asked her if she could name all Seven Dwarfs in Portuguese. She came through with flying colors.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Vegan Fest Project Completed

Last week Tarazod shot the 2016 Mad City Vegan Fest. Today, we finished the last of six videos that have been uploaded to their youtube channel. Below is a sample clip with the intro and title plate for headliner speaker, Michael Gregor, M.D. (whom we also filmed back in 2008 for our Mad City Chickens documentary).

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Mad City Vegan Fest 2016

Tarazod was hired this year to once again film and edit the Mad City Vegan Fest. Yesterday, we set up a three-camera shoot at the day-long event, which for the first time, took place at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. As with the past couple years, there were six different presentations, multiple camera angles, and a separate audio track. Robert was assisted with the shoot by Colin Cameron. We'll have the edit completed and up on the Mad City Vegan Fest youtube channel by week's end.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Windmiller Media Production Gets Press

The latest project from Nicholas Wootton (of Windmiller Media) is a documentary with the working title of Why We Ride Naked. The subject matter is the World Naked Bike Ride and the people who participate in it.

Robert has been assisting with the production, and recently, he and Nicholas were interviewed about it by Samara Kalk Derby of the Wisconsin State Journal.

Read the article here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Mad City Chickens to Screen in Minneapolis

Mad City Chickens documentary - June 17, 2016 - Minneapolis, Minnesota. Public Screening presented by Transition Longfellow. Potluck starts at 6:30 pm, 7:15 pm movie. Venue: Bethany Lutheran Church, 3901 36th Ave S. Free with donation.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Adding Hard Drive Storage

Our bank of hard drives (plus their backups) finally reached near capacity, so it was time to invest in additional on-site storage. It wasn't a difficult decision. We've always had good long-term success with G-Tech and so decided to stick with their drives. We purchased four 3TB units.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Replacing Headphones

It's been over ten years since we last purchased headphones. The Sony MDR-7506 have been the workhorse set for us, but after a decade of use, they were falling apart. So we recently purchased a couple new pair, one for the editing suite and another for on set.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Windmiller Media Documentary Shoots

Tarazod has been assisting Nicholas Wootton of Windmiller Media on a few shoots for his next documentary. Last night, Robert and Nicholas traveled to Janesville WI to interview Krystal Price, who spoke in an impactful way on the issue of body image and acceptance.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

More B-Roll for NGSS Red-winged Blackbird Project

We revisited the "Class of 1918 Marsh" today to shoot more b-roll for the National Science Teachers Association, for a NGSS project that we're currently working on.

The wetland is part of the University of Wisconsin's Lakeshore Nature Preserve along Lake Mendota in Madison.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Principle Photography Completed for 2016 NSTA Project

With a grant from the Disney Company, the National Science Teachers Association hired Tarazod Films last year to produce a series of educational videos on the Next Generation Science Standards. We are continuing our collaboration in 2016 with a 3rd-4th grade NGSS unit about the Red-winged Blackbird.

Today, we finished a week-long shoot which took place inside the classroom as well as on a field trip to a local marsh. Nicholas Wootton of Windmiller Media assisted Robert during the production with additional camera, lights, and grip work.