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Bard Tales Boutique video and post production studio. As a full service production company we can develop your story from concept to completion. Your story needs to be told - how can we help you tell it?

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The bats out of the bag… 🦇 Satanic Hispanics is premiering at FantasticFest! Bard Tales helped produce this horror antho...
09/22/2022

The bats out of the bag… 🦇 Satanic Hispanics is premiering at FantasticFest! Bard Tales helped produce this horror anthology that highlights Hispanic filmmakers, and it’s premiering just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month and spooky season. FantasticFest begins TODAY but the online festival experience starts September 29th. Check out the Fantastic Fest website to get your badges now!

We spent yesterday filming in the unique, immersive, and interactive Planet Word Museum. A big THANK YOU to the museum f...
09/16/2022

We spent yesterday filming in the unique, immersive, and interactive Planet Word Museum. A big THANK YOU to the museum for having us - we loved it!

We're pleased to announce that Minyan Duty, a Bard Tales produced short film directed by Ivan Kander, has won Outstandin...
09/12/2022

We're pleased to announce that Minyan Duty, a Bard Tales produced short film directed by Ivan Kander, has won Outstanding U.S. Narrative Short at the DC Shorts International Film Festival! 🎉🎉 Thanks so much to the always awesome Ivan for including us on the project.

Broken Road, dystopian sci-fi narrative podcast starring Manu Bennett and Peter Shinkoda is live today. Bard Tales had t...
07/25/2022
Broken Road | A Dystopian Audio Drama by Recursor.TV

Broken Road, dystopian sci-fi narrative podcast starring Manu Bennett and Peter Shinkoda is live today. Bard Tales had the pleasure of line producing and supporting the post-production process for this out of this world radio drama that we are sure you are going to enjoy.

A full-cast dystopian audio drama about a war veteran with obsolete military implants who teams up with a defiant farmer against a corrupt lawman.

Our office for the day! 🎳
07/14/2022

Our office for the day! 🎳

Our first Capital Emmy nomination, but definitely not our last. Silverback: The Trent Williams Story, a documentary that...
06/26/2022

Our first Capital Emmy nomination, but definitely not our last. Silverback: The Trent Williams Story, a documentary that Bard Tales edited, was up for Sports Story - Long Form Content. Congrats to all the winners! It was a great night.

A new TV show is in the cards… stay tuned 👀♠️
06/07/2022

A new TV show is in the cards… stay tuned 👀♠️

CloseUp360's documentary we had the privilege to edit last year, featuring nine-time NFL Pro Bowler and sarcoma survivor...
05/20/2022
Sneak Peek: 64th Capital Emmy Nominations: SPORTS STORY - LONG FORM CONTENT (LONGER THAN 10

CloseUp360's documentary we had the privilege to edit last year, featuring nine-time NFL Pro Bowler and sarcoma survivor Trent Williams has been nominated for the Emmy Award for best long-form sports story!

The full list of Nominations will be read at 7:15pm on Thursday, May 19th! We will be streaming the Nominations on our website and will have several regional watch parties. Click the button below for more information. CATEGORY SPORTS STORY - LONG FORM CONTENT (LONGER THAN 10 MINUTES) Game Chang...

When the Gastonia Honey Hunters came to us and said they were launching their Gastonia, NC, Atlantic Professional Baseba...
01/22/2021
Gastonia Honey Hunters Baseball

When the Gastonia Honey Hunters came to us and said they were launching their Gastonia, NC, Atlantic Professional Baseball Team this year, we jumped at the chance to help them tell their story of fearlessness, tenaciousness, and resilience.

If they can launch a baseball team in the middle of the pandemic, of course we can concept and deliver a brand launch video worthy of the infamous Honey Badger. Even better, the team gets its name from Ransom Hunter, Gaston County's first African American landowner, and the team is owned by Brandon Bellamy, pro baseball's second Black owner ever.

Watch the video on their home page and follow the team this spring! https://gohoneyhunters.com/

Gastonia Honey Hunters Baseball - GoHoneyHunters!

It’s the first time since 2001 that Chad isn’t on site for the presidential inauguration. (He’s traveling with our remot...
01/20/2021

It’s the first time since 2001 that Chad isn’t on site for the presidential inauguration. (He’s traveling with our remote camera.) Sending warm and safe wishes to all our colleagues working today.

Best wishes to you all and your families during these strange times.Things are strange in the video world at the moment,...
05/13/2020

Best wishes to you all and your families during these strange times.

Things are strange in the video world at the moment, with most production on pause. Bard Tales is taking steps to serve clients safely, while still helping to get their message heard. We’ve built a social distancing camera package that can be shipped directly to your Talent’s/Subject’s/Candidate’s/CEO’s home, is easy to set up, and includes a remote operator. That’s right, it’s a video shoot in a box!

Social Distancing Camera Package Features:

· Remote off-site camera operator (full control over focus, exposure, white balance, depth of field, audio monitoring)

· 4k UHD 4:2:2 footage

· C-log dynamic range available for color grading

· 2 discrete audio channels (lavalier and camera-mounted shotgun)

· Bi-color ring light

· Lens-mounted teleprompter (with kit stand to turn ring light into a key light)

· Remote live monitoring for you and your clients

· Easy set up and shipped in a single case

· Each rental comes with off-site tech support to help with set up

So if you are looking to do a single camera shoot that looks a lot better than a Zoom meeting, call us! And of course, animation and motion graphic videos are still very doable in the current climate—in fact, we have some cool new pieces on our website that you should check out (www.bardtales.com/portfolio). We also have a large roster of local crews who can socially distance when it is safe and legal to do so.

At the end of this incredible year we are extremely grateful to all of out friends, colleagues, and clients who made 201...
12/24/2019

At the end of this incredible year we are extremely grateful to all of out friends, colleagues, and clients who made 2019 such a wonderful year for us. Happy holidays and a wonderful New Year from all of us at Bard Tales Productions. Special thanks to our card's illustrator Jessie Maurer.

It is incredibly humbling to see our friends and colleagues succeed in this industry. David Van Tassell, freelance video...
04/28/2019

It is incredibly humbling to see our friends and colleagues succeed in this industry. David Van Tassell, freelance videographer and photoshop wiz we've hired over the years as well as fight coordinator of our fan film was part of the Avengers machine this past year. Amazing film, congrats David and the rest of the team.

Just updated our VR reel, here it is:
03/26/2019
Bard Tales VR Reel

Just updated our VR reel, here it is:

Bard Tales Productions had the pleasure to work on a lot of VR content over the past year. Here is a sample of some of our favorites. Requires a 360 degree/VR compatible…

We wish everyone the happiest of holidays. Thanks for making 2018 great.
12/22/2018

We wish everyone the happiest of holidays. Thanks for making 2018 great.

Check out some behind the scenes images from our project with USA Today in India!
08/17/2018

Check out some behind the scenes images from our project with USA Today in India!

This spring, we had the privilege of traveling to Gundlupet, India for USA Today to capture the turmeric harvest on a ru...
08/03/2018
Where does turmeric come from?

This spring, we had the privilege of traveling to Gundlupet, India for USA Today to capture the turmeric harvest on a rural family farm. Check out the article to see some of the beautiful content we captured for this fascinating project!

For the farmers of India, growing turmeric is much more than a way to earn a living. Story from Nature’s Way.

https://www.productionhub.com/blog/post/the-reality-of-virtual-reality-growthWhile we've found that our clients are more...
02/26/2018
The Reality of Virtual Reality Growth

https://www.productionhub.com/blog/post/the-reality-of-virtual-reality-growth

While we've found that our clients are more and more getting into virtual reality (and choosing Bard Tales to help them create their videos), this is a great perspective for the skeptics. If VR adoption is truly moving faster than the smartphone, we're excited for the future!

Virtual Reality is dead. Dead, out, gone. That is what the skeptics love to say in the many articles pointing to the minimal adoption and fiscal progress the industry…

Another of the great VR projects we were brought in on this year has been released. Our good friends at USA Today teamed...
12/22/2017
Restoring a dying river through innovation

Another of the great VR projects we were brought in on this year has been released. Our good friends at USA Today teamed up with Coca Cola to take you out west through VR and we were honored to be included in the post-production process.

https://www.usatoday.com/pages/interactives/sponsor-story/Restoring-a-dying-river-through-business/

The Rio Grande is being depleted by human activity and invasive plants. Now, it’s coming back to life. Story from The Coca-Cola Company.

From all of us at Bard Tales Productions, wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons and a happy New Year. Thank you fo...
12/21/2017

From all of us at Bard Tales Productions, wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons and a happy New Year. Thank you for all of the support this year, can't wait to see what 2018 will bring.
(and we hope Santa brings everyone VR goggles this year!)

12/04/2017
Mum Grabs Dog's Arse

Combining our two favorite things: Dogs and VR. Thanks Rob for the link!

You know what keeps me up at night? The earth has lost half of its wildlife in my lifetime. It’s no secret that the need...
11/29/2017
Pro bono - Bard Tales

You know what keeps me up at night? The earth has lost half of its wildlife in my lifetime. It’s no secret that the need to protect the environment is at an all-time high. I support environmental causes with financial donations, but I want to do more. That’s why my company, Bard Tales Productions, is pledging its services to create free virtual reality videos that will raise awareness for environmental and animal conservation. We’re accepting ideas through January 15.

Why a VR video, you ask? As a leading creator of VR video, Bard Tales has seen firsthand how quickly these videos are shared. Food Network’s first VR piece (one that we were brought in for post-production) hit 3 million views its first day, and more than 10 million its first week without a penny of paid advertising behind it. The first professional VR video we ever worked on has more than 40 million views on YouTube. More headsets are getting sold this holiday season than ever before. We want to make sure that we get the most eyes on this pro bono video to raise as much awareness as possible—and we know VR is the tool for the job!

Interested? Have a friend, colleague, or client who might be? Visit www.bardtales.com/probono for more information and to learn how to submit an idea.

--Chad & the Bard Tales team

It’s no secret that the need to protect the environment is at an all-time high. We’ve seen that public opinion can change policy—just look how quickly policy changed after the public outcry over lifting the ivory trophy ban. We donate funds to environmental causes and will continue to do so, b...

11/25/2017

Sugar Shorts: Created for the American Sugar Alliance, a look at how sugar gets from the field to the table - just in time for us to load up on holiday baked goods.

The Best VR Hardware Has Never Been Cheaper Than Right Now
11/24/2017
The Best VR Hardware Has Never Been Cheaper Than Right Now

The Best VR Hardware Has Never Been Cheaper Than Right Now

If you’re thinking of pulling the trigger on finally getting a VR system, there’s no better time than now to basically get any headset currently on the market at a discounted price. Check out the deals we’ve found, all of which are valid during the weekend between Black Friday and Cyber Monday (unti...

http://www.kolor.com/2017/10/26/360-video-player-gopro-vr-player-3-0-final/Out today, the newest version of Kolor's FREE...
10/26/2017
Kolor | 360° video player: GoPro VR Player 3.0 final

http://www.kolor.com/2017/10/26/360-video-player-gopro-vr-player-3-0-final/

Out today, the newest version of Kolor's FREE GoPro VR Viewer. Fantastic desktop VR viewing software that plays our equirectangular footage into the 360-degree viewing experience your viewers will get once it is hosted on YouTube or Vimeo or Facebook.

26 October 2 ShareShare onShareTweetShare 360° video player: GoPro VR Player 3.0 final | Featured, Software, Software releases | No comment The Kolor team is glad to release the final stable version of GoPro VR Player, our free 360 video player, is available today! Among other new features,…

09/05/2017
Tour 3 NYC Pizzerias in 360°

Another in the line of Food Network VR pieces we edited launched. Do check it out! Then go get yourself some pizza.

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