X-Dance Recap 2012

We had a great time at X-Dance 2012. Three days of screening some amazing films, along with good times and standard film festival events. SANDED was very well received by the audience and received a nod from Best Original Score by Adam Lathrum, the award went to Seth Morrison: The Original Skier, another great film. Check out all the winners here. Below is a photo gallery from the trip.

Website Face Lift

Hello, and welcome to our new site! While it’s not a complete redesign, we rebuilt it from the ground up, keeping the same basic layout and style, but updating the design. The site now runs much faster, is sleeker, and more intuitive. We’ve simplified the overall feel, with less clutter, putting an emphasis on the projects themselves. (Which is why we call it a website face lift). Speaking of which, we’ve added a completely new player. The new player works across all browsers and mobile, too. It will run HTML5 if your browser supports it, with a built in Flash player as a backup. We’ve optimized our compression specs to bring you great quality videos in true High Definition. There are several other little things we spend days on to make your overall experience better on our site, like the new Contact Us form and slideshow on the About Us page.

Happy 2012, we hope this is the best year yet for you! Welcome to the new TAR PRODUCTIONS.

2010-A Year in Review

Gooooodbye 2010

2010 was another great year for us here at TAR Productions, by far the most exciting to date. We started out the new year with a large production for Monster Energy Drink, not only a sales and training video but a call to action for the entire Monster team, including external sales and distribution outlets. On A Rail: Europe went on display with Best Day Foundation to help raise money for children with needs. The screening in Ventura was a huge success combined with a packed house and a speech from Timothy Ryan, producer/director for On A Rail.
In June we did a series of branded videos for Adrenaline Movement shot on Super 8mm film. The branded commercials were a huge success for Adrenaline and helped the company get their product into large outlets and grow the brand. Immediately following the branded videos Adrenaline had an idea for a travel webseries with a brand ambassador Sean McGonigle, the Chronicles of McGonigle. The series has been enjoyed by many of their customers and has already signed up for Seasons 2 and 3. Orange21, makers of Spy Optic sunglasses asked us to edit together existing footage for a couple of marketing videos to build brand excitement regarding their turn-a-round marketing push in the rebounding economy. Rounding out the summer we did a commercial shoot for British Customs with Libre Design. Shot in the hills of Julian on a late summer day the scenery was beautiful and the motorcycles were roaring in the desert heat.
The fall was a busy production month here at TAR Productions. We traveled to Haiti with Helping Haitian Angeles, a non-profit organization with an orphanage on the north coast of the country. Helping Haitians Angeles is doing some amazing things in Haiti with plans to grow and expand their operation in Haiti greatly over the next 5 years. We had a great time producing a video for them to aid in fundraising and awareness efforts. After Haiti we created and produced a commercial for Creative Recreation, a shoe company located in Hollywood, CA, who’s products are popular among celebrities, athletes and the fashion conscious. The shoot was great and the feedback among the industry was amazing. Creative Rec loved the final piece and has seen huge success with it. Look for more collaborations with Creative Recreation and Tar Productions in 2011.

We’ve carried our momentum into 2011 and hope to keep the good times rolling. Thanks for the support and hope you enjoy.
-Tim Ryan

Recent Spy Optic Videos

Spy Optic

A few months ago we were asked to put together a couple of videos for Spy Optic. Leading into the new year Spy is poised to overtake some market share as the economy begins to resurrect itself. To get the brand, distributors, retailers and partners we put together this short clip of what everyone at Spy has been up to lately. Hope you enjoy.


Non Profit for Good

We recently went to Haiti with Helping Haitian Angles, a non-profit organization that has an orphanage on the northern coast or Haiti. In Caphaitian, on the northern coast, an area not affected by the earthquake, an orphanage is set up in the city center, on a dirt road, in an small, contained, cement covered building, but the children have the biggest and brightest smiles in the country. We will be making a short presentation about HHA and their future plans in Haiti. It’s the simple things that impact the kids, playing soccer, teaching them to brush their teeth, hanging out and taking pictures with them. Here are some stills below. Hope you enjoy. Photos: Scott LeDuc

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