Tasana Studios is located in Livingston Tennessee just North of Cookeville in the Cumberland’s. We shoot locally, or will travel, of course travel depends on the distance.
Gregory Watts, videographer for Tasana Studios, has a long history in the video/movie industry. His first in front of camera jobs started at the age of 6 and continued throughout most of his childhood. At 15 years of age and through a series of odd mishaps he was given a “walk on” role in the movie Rumble Fish, and subsequently allowed to remain on set. During this time he studied Francis Ford Copula as he directed the movie and the actors as they played their parts. This was to be followed up with directing a play for drama class in high school and later getting to be the “boom man” or microphone handler for the movie The Crucible Key.
In the early 2000’s he started Tasana Studios and produced video productions for Microsoft and AT&T as well as weddings, graduations, memorial’s and many other videos. He is assisted by his wife of 30 years in onsite setup and Greenscreen studio work.
Tasana Studios uses a series of professional cameras. Each event has unique properties that must be considered to determine what cameras will be used. All cameras are of professional quality and record in 1080 format. The DVD version will be 720 since DVD’s are not 1080. We also have a DSLR for use on some events.
As for software for post-production we use professional level software and not “freeware” or “giveaway” software. Gregory Watts has been using the same software for more than 15 years, and has thus gained a detailed understanding of its abilities.
Though it need not be said it must be said:
The following types of videos will not be shot by Tasana Studios in studio or on location.
- Nudity of any kind or fashion and in any context
- Suggestive or implied sexual content
- Hate speech or hate videos of any kind
- Unwarranted violence of any kind*
- Abuse portrayed on any human of any kind*
- Abuse portrayed on an animal of any kind*
- Promotion of any cause of any kind that could in any manner incite division
- Any type of video that is in violation of current state and/or federal laws
- Any type of video that is a disturbance to the common good of the general population
- Any type of content that would be disturbing to the local customs of the general population
*Instruction videos for educational use for police, schools and non-profits for the prevention of child abuse and domestic violence is allowed within certain limits.