Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Edit on "The Weather Report" Continues to Progress

Putting in some good post-production hours on The Weather Report film, and the cuts are looking nice.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

MCC to Screen in Door County

Mad City Chickens will screen April 19, 2014 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Sponsored by the Door County Library, the film will play at the Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan Street.

Movie begins at 3:00 pm.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

UW Concert Filmed

Last night we filmed the Fusions Continuum: A Concert of Jewish and Arab Art Music at Mills Hall on the University of Wisconsin campus. The featured performers included Uri Vardi (cello), Taiseer Elias (oud), and Menachem Wiesenberg (piano).

Tarazod was hired to do the two-camera project and deliver a finished edited piece. Robert was assisted during the shoot by Colin Cameron.

Uri Vardi on cello.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Scouting for Video Shoot on UW Campus

Scouted out Mills Hall today on the University of Wisconsin campus for an upcoming performance shoot tomorrow. The gig is through the UW School of Music.


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Book Trailer for "3500" by Author Ron Miles

Ben's parents knew at an early age that something wasn't quite normal with their son. His story and how he came to love a fairytale princess and the classic Walt Disney World Fantasyland ride is beautifully told by his father, Ron Miles, in the book, 3500--An Autistic Boy's Ten-Year Romance with Snow White.

Tarazod recently finished this promotional video for the book, and we're also in production on a short documentary about Ben.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

No Sleep For Ronni

Tarazod will be shooting a narrative short this summer entitled, No Sleep For Ronni. Not spilling too many details yet, particularly since we're currently focused on the edit of several other films we want to complete.

However, we can say that the new project will star Veronica Narang, and we were fortunate to be able to shoot a short snow scene with her today--probably the last good day to do so since temperatures are on the rise for real this coming week.



Friday, March 7, 2014

Fusion Science Theater Job Completed - Kid Promos

In January, Tarazod was hired to shoot and edit the "Will It Light?" program put on by Fusion Science Theater, a non-profit science performance group.

After the show was over, we continued shooting close-ups and pickups with the cast to get our coverage. During this time, one of our crew took a camera to another space to film these impromptu interviews with kids from the audience. The location was limited to available light only and the audio was hot. Yet, the content was still good enough to create a couple additional promos for them.




Kids say the darndest things...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tarazod Included in Madison Filmmaker Write-Up

Kelly Lajter of Project Famous, a Madison-based artist collective, just published an article on the local filmmaking scene. Robert was one of the filmmakers interviewed. Read the piece here: http://projectfamous.com/blog/2014/02/25/yes-we-make-films/

Image copyright Project Famous.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Mad City Chickens to Show at Co-op in Ames, IA

Public Screening of Mad City Chickens in Ames, Iowa. Presented by the Wheatsfield Cooperative. February 11th, 7:00 pm. The documentary will show at the Co-op (East Space), 413 Northwestern Ave.


Monday, January 27, 2014

Another Successful FST Shoot Completed

We've been working with the Fusion Science Theater group over the last several years, filming and editing their live children's science shows. This past Saturday, we continued this relationship as we shot their newly updated Will It Light program at Madison Area Technical College.




Since the intended use for this particular video is the education of future instructors rather than a documentation of an actual live performance, the production workflow was a bit different from all of our previous shoots. Specifically, we worked with the youth audience ahead of time to insure we evoked the proper responses for the cameras.



We were assisted by cinematographers Erik Witt and Colin Cameron, and we had a total of four cameras running at one time.



After the show was over and the audience had left the room, we did retakes for any aspect of the program where it may have deviated from the script. Plus we shot a lot of our close-ups at this time. Generally, it was much more like a movie shoot rather than a live event.

Still images shot by Colin Cameron.