Tuesday, November 29, 2016

"Don Circles the Drain" to Screen in Madison!

Don Circles the Drain was chosen by the Critical Edge Film Festival as one of the top three films in their Madison shorts category. It will screen in a block of films this Saturday, December 3rd, noon to 3:00 pm. Venue: Marquee Cinema, Union South, University of Wisconsin campus. Don will play during the first half of the program between 12:00 and 1:30 pm.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Pelican Case

We recently purchased a Pelican Air 1615 case to haul gear. Tarazod has an out-of-state video job coming up in early December and this is the largest size you can check on an airplane.

Special thanks to Nicholas Wootton for his suggestion and support.

Friday, November 18, 2016

NGSS Narration Continues

Tarazod is currently working on two separate projects featuring a total of 10 different videos for the National Science Teachers Association in Arlington VA. The subject matter involves the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards in the classroom. We had Nicholas Wootton of Windmiller Media in today to read narration on two of the scripts.

Monday, October 31, 2016

New Shotgun Mic for Field Work

We added a new Audio-Technica AT875R short shotgun mic to our equipment selection. The recent classroom shoots that we've been filming for the National Science Teachers Association have taken us out-of-doors to capture the students doing field studies. The new mic adds another backup source for recording audio on the fly.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Bat Project for National Science Teachers Association

Today we completed the first of two weeks of video shoots at a middle school in Madison. It's a project for the National Science Teachers Association, sponsored by the Disney Company. We're documenting the use of Next Generation Science Standards in an eighth grade classroom. The curriculum focus for this unit is on bats, their ecology, and the environmental issues that certain species are now facing.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

New CFL Kit for Upcoming Shoot

Over the next two weeks, Tarazod will be involved with a new video gig which will take place inside a junior high science classroom. In the past, we would have rented a couple of lightweight compact florescent light (CFL) soft boxes to bounce off the ceiling. However, we seem to be picking up a few more of these types of projects. So we decided it'd be more cost-effective to simply purchase our own two-piece kit. We're not huge fans of CFLs--and this kit is nothing fancy--but for these specific gigs, it'll accomplish what we'll need it to.

Special thanks to Colin Cameron for his suggestion.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Public Screening of MCC in North Dakota

On October 2nd, Mad City Chickens will be making its North Dakota premiere. A group of citizens in Minot are looking to get their ordinance changed to allow for backyard chickens. To help raise awareness in their city, they'll be holding a public screening of our film.

  • All Saint's Episcopal Church, downtown at 301 Main Street South, Minot, ND
  • 6:00 pm on October 2, 2016
  • Free admission

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

First Story Meeting for "One Door Closes"

Robert met with Nicholas Wootton today at the Weary Traveler in Madison. We had a preliminary story meeting for a possible next joint film project--a short comedy with the working title of One Door Closes--based on an original script by Nicholas.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

"Don Circles the Drain" Accepted into Driftless Film Fest

Our short, Don Circles the Drain--co-produced with Rick Richards of C Side Films-- has been accepted into the 2016 Driftless Film Festival in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. It will screen in the Shorts Showcase at 5:30 pm on Saturday, November 5.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Farmer's Market B-Roll for Documentary

We filmed additional b-roll yesterday for Benjamin's Ride. In looking for a few generic crowd shots, we let our camera roll at the Wednesday farmer's market in downtown Madison.