One of our potential new projects includes a documentary with the unusual "working title" of Dark Ride. We have much research to do before we can even say if this piece can be made into a film, yet the development is underway.
Chad Mumm, the video producer at Engadget, shares some basics about shooting HD video with the Canon 7D DSLR camera. He also talks about digital audio recording withe the Zoom H4N.
The quality of image and the versatility of sound recording are both a major jump forward for us compared to that which we've been used to with the Panasonic DVX100. In addition, the relatively light weight, small size of these two pieces lend themselves to a run-n-gun, don't-get-noticed style of documentary filmmaking--a style which we'll be incorporating for one of our upcoming projects. Looking to give these babies a spin soon.
Tarazod Films enters the new year with a number of new projects under consideration for development, several shorts, an animation, a documentary and a feature-length narrative. Sounds nuts, but we're a small independent-- we're allowed.
In addition, our feature-length documentary Mad City Chickens continues to receive requests for public screenings across the US and Canada. Look for the film to make its Winnipeg premiere in February, a possible return to Hawaii in March, and potentially a European premiere later in the year.
As we move forward into 2011, we're looking to do an overhaul and upgrade to our filmmaking equipment in both the production and post-production departments. The wish list includes a new digital HD camera, audio recorder, light kit, power editing computer and software upgrades.
Stayed tuned as we gear back up for brand new projects and a very productive year. Let's hope our feet don't fail us now!