Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Power of the Drone

This is not our video, but it certainly demonstrates the possibilities that a drone can add to your cinematography arsenal.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Edit Progresses on "Strindberg"


During the hiatus caused by the fire in our complex, we've had to temporarily set up an editing computer at the home of our good friends, Nicholas & Jill Wootton of Windmiller Media. As it just so happens, Michael Haven of Exchange Productions is currently back from Brazil for a month and staying with the Woottons.

Since we've been preoccupied with finding a new location to call home, there hasn't been a lot of time to focus on Tarazod projects. So Michael has volunteered to jump on the edit of our short film, Strindberg's Assistant. It's now shaping up quite nicely and should be one one several films released by Tarazod in 2015.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thankful to Move On After Fire

Tarazod recently experienced a set back when a fire broke out at our complex on October 25th. We were able to save all of our equipment and hard drives, and more importantly, no one was hurt, but the place is now unlivable. Obviously, progress has now been delayed on our film projects and commercial jobs until we get settled into a new location. We're thankful for the numerous friends who have helped us out during these last few weeks, and we're certainly looking forward to starting things rolling again in December.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Makeup for "No Sleep for Ronni"

Our short narrative film, No Sleep for Ronni, was shot this past spring and summer in Madison. It stars Veronica Narang as a sleepwalker in denial. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at her makeup for one of the sequences. The video was shot and edited by Ivy Suryana...



We are currently working on the finishing edits of two other films, and so we don't expect to see the completion of No Sleep for Ronni until late 2015.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Jackie Joyner-Kersee at Madison Civics Club

Last month, Robert shot a Madison Civics Club event at the Monona Terrace along with Luciano Matheron of Brazen Video Productions and WYOU board member Karen Huismann. Today, the three returned to the convention center to record another excellent MCC talk. The speaker was Jackie Joyner-Kersee, named by Sports Illustrated as “the greatest female athlete of the 20th century.”


The programs, which are being assembled by editor Ivy Suryana, will air on WYOU--Madison's Community Television.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wrapping Up Color Grading on "Just God"

Tashai wrapped up the color correction and digital grading on Just God today. Hopping between Premiere and SpeedGrade, the final color and grade has taken many long hours to complete, but it's finally done.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

UW Research Videos Finished

The edit on the video shoot we did for the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine is now complete. A total of six separate vignettes averaging about five minutes in length will be used in research by the department.

Here's a short excerpt from the first clip featuring actor Justin Riley delivering the introductory dialog.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

"Weather Report" Pick-Up Shots with Odari Kimani

We picked-up three more location shots today for The Weather Report. The short scenes involved actor Odari Kimani and will be used in a montage sequence for the movie.

The shoot started at Brittingham Boat Rentals in Madison.





We then went to the Henry Vilas Zoo. Crew help came from Colin Cameron and executive producer Rick Richards. Extras included Ivy Suryana and Wuri Kusumastuti.






Ended at the vacant Garver Feed Mill.


Additional photos courtesy of Colin Cameron and Ivy Suryana.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Time-Lapse Footage Shot for "The Weather Report"

More pickup shots were filmed yesterday for The Weather Report. Robert and Colin captured time-lapse footage of day going to night. The video, of course, took hours to get (from about 1:30-9:00 pm), yet we'll see it on screen for no more than a few seconds.



Intervolmeter remote control.




Taking turns sitting with the camera.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mad City Chickens Returns to Phoenix

One week from today, on September 24, 2014, our feature-length documentary, Mad City Chickens, will screen in Phoenix on the campus of Arizona State University. The showing is being sponsored by the Valley Permaculture Alliance.