Friday, December 31, 2021

Tarazod Films Comes to a Close

Filmmaking has been our passion for nearly two decades. From short films to our feature-length documentary, Mad City Chickens, from the non-profits and university work to the commercial gigs, it's been a fun adventure. 

However, in 2019, we were coming to place where we wanted to go in a new direction. The creative storytelling process of shooting and editing was still ever-fulfilling but not for the kind of projects we were used to working on.

Our goal was to finish up the three films we had on our plate, plus the several commercial jobs that were in the pipeline. Then we'd explore new avenues.

But the COVID-19 pandemic hit. In early 2020, we were making a huge push on our two narrative projects. One after another, we had to cancel our scheduled shoots with cast and crew. All of our fiction projects came to a halt as did most of the commercial productions. 

We did complete a few commercials in 2021, but it is now time to move on. We've made a decision to dissolve Tarazod Films LLC.

What does this mean for our three films? At some point, we will be uploading the unfinished versions of No Sleep for Ronni and Strindberg's Assistant just for the sake of all the wonderful people who worked so hard on these projects. As for Benjamin's Ride, it's the one film that still has a chance of being completed. Time will tell.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

"Strindberg's Assistant" Movie Poster

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Friday, June 25, 2021

Sunday, April 25, 2021

How to Fold a Collapsible Oval Green Screen

During a break in shooting for our No Sleep for Ronni project (back in September 2018), actor/filmmaker Bryan Royston demonstrates the proper way to fold up a collapsible oval green screen. He makes it look easy. 


Sunday, February 14, 2021

Audio Gear Upgrade

There's probably no aspect of modern digital filmmaking where the distinction between professional and amatuer is more obvious than in the audio. Getting good sound certainly requires knowledge and skill, but you also need the best quality equipment you can afford. We're really excited to have recently added two new pieces of gear to our equipment arsenal.

  • Shure SM7B mic
  • Sound Devices MixPre-6 series II recorder/audio interface 

From narration and voice-overs to podcasts and other sound design projects, this mic and recorder will help elevate our game significantly. We also added an O.C. White ProBoom Elite mic arm too. Only the best.


Monday, January 18, 2021

Mum's the Word

It's been 4.5 years since we last posted an update on our documentary, Benjamin's Ride. Most anyone who might have shown the least bit of curiosity in the project has most assuredly moved on. The phrase, "dead in the water," comes to mind.

So for now, it's best if we simply keep quiet about the progress it has made... even though there is some to tell. Life has been nothing if not interesting these last couple of years. Will we actually complete the few short film projects still on our plate? That is our goal.