Founder, Producer, Cameraman & Editor
Tal Skloot has produced, filmed and edited Emmy award-winning documentaries, corporate media and feature films. His credits include Orion Pictures, LucasFilm Ltd., Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, PBS, Frontline, CNET, LinkTV, Pulse Films, Zala Films and David L. Brown Productions. His work has appeared on PBS, NBC, ABC, CBS and in numerous national and international film festivals. Tal recently produced the documentary Freeway Philharmonic, which was broadcast nationally on PBS and toured the world as part of the State Department sponsored American Documentary Showcase. Tal is a graduate of the American Film Institute and is a faculty member of the Diablo Valley College film and broadcast arts department.
When he's not filming, Tal enjoys hiking, biking, playing soccer, and sampling new restaurants after all that exercise. He is also producing 4 Wheel Bob, a feature-length documentary about wheelchair hiker Bob Coomber and his attempt to cross the Sierra Nevada.
Cameraman & Editor
Steven Baigel is a documentary filmmaker and photographer who has worked on numerous award winning documentary productions. Recently Steven co-produced Freeway Philharmonic and co-edited the multiple Emmy award-winning documentary The Bridge So Far: A Suspense Story. Steven has collaborated with Tal Skloot on numerous other documentary and commercial films. Other films and videos that Steven has worked on include: Running For Jim, Going The Distance: Journeys of Discovery, Amazing: The Rebuilding of the Oakland MacArthur Maze, Of Wind & Waves: The Life of Woody Brown, Keeper of the Beat: A Woman's Journey into the Heart of Drumming, Digital Democracy Comes of Age, Seniors For Peace, Surfing For Life, Bound By the Wind and others. Steven has produced an extensive photographic portfolio on Tibetan culture both inside and out of Tibet.
Hiawatha Bradley is an award winning filmmaker and designer of compelling motion graphics and branding for entertainment and the arts. After coursework at the Art Center in Pasadena, in 2005 he completed his Masters Degree in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins in London. Hiawatha has shown work at the ICA in london, Hypefest, Onedotzero,The Palm Springs International film festival, the Rome International Film Fest, and more. Currently he splits his time as an Art Director at national cable network Link TV, and as a visual freelancer for companies large and small.
Motion Graphics Animator
Andrea Hale is an animator whose credits include Zala Films, MedBridge Education, Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre, CNET, and Nozomi Films. Her animated shorts have screened at Animation Block Party and the California International Animation Festival. On the rare occasion that she is not carefully manipulating artwork frame by frame, she enjoys traveling and playing the drums. Andrea is a graduate of San Francisco State University and Animation Mentor's character animation program.
Asali has been making movies since she hijacked the family camcorder at the age of 8. She recently graduated from UC Berkeley, where she majored in Film Studies. When not behind a camera or editing, you can find her writing poetry, playing the violin, or lost on a crazy backpacking adventure.
I hired Tal and his Tritone Media team to direct, shoot, and edit a video celebrating the achievements of Berkeley MBA students. Tal provided guidance on still image selection, tight scripting, and interview structure. The team shot gorgeous b-roll, flawlessly lit interviews with high quality sound, and well-directed takes by our onscreen narrator. Tal then swiftly took a large amount of footage and turned it into an artistic piece that beautifully blended b-roll, stills, narration, interviews, and music, while never losing sight of our communication goals.
Inevitably, the finished video needed to be ever shorter--and he was an ideal partner in tightening while preserving the art and the message. The end product was delivered on a very tight timeline and has wowed everyone from our dean to the students we celebrate with this piece.
Tal began prepping for the short film he made from my novel, THE SAVAGE PROFESSOR, by reading the entire manuscript. This is just a hint of the casual professionalism that goes into all of his work. The video itself is beautifully acted and shot, with an amazing fidelity to the flavor of the book. On set the mood was friendly, fun, improvisational, yet the production was a sophisticated machine that unerringly hit all the marks. I'm going to write another novel just so I can use him again.
Tal is a wonderfully gifted editor, a thoughtful and careful project manager, and an easy communicator. He was patient with us and delivered a very quality product with a conscientious adherence to deadlines. I enjoyed working with him, and have recommended him to multiple colleagues ever since.
Working with Tal and his team is like eating your favorite food and opening up a stellar bottle of wine in some idyllic environment; it's pure pleasure. I've worked with a lot of video teams, and Tal's professionalism, gentle humor, and -- most importantly --final results soar above the others. Book him before he gets any more famous and his fees go way up.
I have had the pleasure of working with Tal Skloot at Tritone Media for the past five years and I can confidently say that he always delivers. He gracefully integrates into our team every time we need his video production services and seamlessly collaborates with us to produce strategic video presentations on-time and within budget. His can-do attitude, easy to-work-with demeanor, professionalism and extensive experience are a real asset.
Tal was very professional and easy to work with. His advice and directions were consistently helpful and productive. He understood what we wanted and delivered a video that not only matched but exceeded our expectations.