Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Vegan Fest edit at 3:06 AM

3:06 AM. Finishing up video number four of six from the 2015 Mad City Vegan Fest. Render, compression, and upload times are real hour-eaters. But getting close to finishing this gig.

Presenter Dama Wells-Foster during her cooking demonstration. Dessert was raw avocado-chocolate pudding. Good stuff!

Registered Dietitian Jack Norris on vegan nutrition.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"Don Circles the Drain" Update

Our joint film project with C-Side Films is nearing completion. Over the last couple months, we've worked intensely on the edit. Currently, we're tweaking the dialog tracks and sound effects. We still need to bring in actors Tim Towne and Colin Cameron, each for a brief voice-over session for a few lines we've added. Then all that's left to do is color correction.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Mad City Vegan Fest 2015

Tarazod was hired to film and edit the 2015 Mad City Vegan Fest which occurred today in Madison. It's always a challenge shooting at the Goodman Community Center--a dark room with a lot of echo--but it went well. The edit will include six different presenters, two camera angles, and a separate audio track. Hope to have it completed quickly and up on the client's youtube channel within a day or two.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

World Naked Bike Ride in Madison

Filmed the World Naked Bike Ride in Madison today. Fellow filmmaker, Nicholas Wootton (of Windmiller Media), is one of the event's organizers. He carried a GoPro along on his ride. Robert shot with a 2nd camera from various points along the route.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Madison School Video Project

Tarazod was hired back in March of this year to produce and edit a series of short educational videos for the National Science Teachers Association. The project was to be funded through a grant from the Disney Company, and it would be shot inside a Madison Metropolitan School District classroom. After months of paperwork and preparation, the 5-day shoot finally took place last week with a group of second graders.

Robert ran one camera, Erik Witt was on second, plus we had two more for wide shots.

We still have some talking-head to get with the teachers, and the edit will take some days to finish, but at least the bulk of production is now complete.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

"Just God" Film on DVD

Just God, our collaborative project with Windmiller Media and Exchange Productions has finally reached fruition with the movie being issued on DVD. We had a few versions of the film to choose from, one shorter and tighter, another longer, and even a Director's Cut. In the end, the decision of which to release belonged to the director and executive producer, Nicholas it's the later that you'll see on the disc. He's also included over an hour of extras and behind-the-scenes bonus features.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Mad City Chickens heading back to Wheatsfield Co-op

Our Mad City Chickens documentary played last year at the Wheatsfield Food Cooperative in Ames, Iowa, and on April 20th, it will screen again! Film starts at 7:00 pm,  413 Northwestern Ave.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Final Madison Civics Club Shoot

Earlier today, we completed the last in a series of four Madison Civics Club video shoots at the Monona Terrace. The main speaker was Jim Leach, 30-year US Congressman and former National Endowment for the Humanities Chair.

The previous programs in the series included international mediator Joan Goldsmith, gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee and author Peter Palmer. All of the videos are scheduled to air on WYOU - Madison's Community Television.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

"Chickens" Screening in Irving, Texas

On April 11, 2015, our feature-length documentary, Mad City Chickens, will be screening at the annual Eco-Film Fest in Irving, TX. Sponsored by the Office of Environmental Stewardship, the film will play at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road. Starts at 4:00 p.m. Free chicken buttons will be available.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mad City Chickens Returns to Sturgeon Bay

Last year, our Mad City Chickens documentary screened in Sturgeon Bay, WI as part of their EGGStravaganza event. It's been asked back again and will play this coming Saturday, April 4th at 1:00pm. Free admission. Sponsored by the Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan Street.