F.T.C.P. was officially established in late 2013, although my creative drive and love of nature, music, art, and portraits, could be found in my photography dating back to my photo journalism days, in 2001-2003. In those days, during the week Id struggle with assignments, then on Friday I would make my way to journalism class, check out the best camera I could find in the school's storage locker, usually a 8mm Nikon, run as fast as I could away from the school building, pile into a buddies car and spend the weekend shooting anything and everything that I knew would be fleeting! The rest of the weekend I would be flooded with anticipation thinking about the crispness, the contrast, the unfolding there in the quiet, dark room. My weekend would bloom right before me. I do miss the days of the dark room, but I am thrilled to have come from the place I did with the freedom I had. Years later, I found myself still shooting! People would ask me " Are you a photographer?" and I would shrug. I was, I took pictures, I knew what I was doing... but I never let anyone see the pictures. I certainly never attached a dollar value to the art of it. After much encouragement from some near and dears, I purchased my Canon 70D Eos. Suddenly, that anticipation was back when I would shoot. The ease and control, the feeling I was doing nature with the quality and level of sharpness my new tool was allowing me to have access to. I felt like digital photography had reached a point for me where sitting under a laptop was my dark room, and I was I was free to explore even deeper than before!
It began with a vision,was backed by determination, and fueled by loads of passion! Now, F.T.C.P. is fully committed to bringing your visions to life through high-quality and high-definition video, video editing, and photography!
My name is Chaznik Raab, I'm the founder and co-operator of From The Cocoon Productions! I believe, art is all around us, no matter where we are, who we are with, or what time zone you find yourself in. I've always believed this, and I carry that belief with me, in each shot I take behind whatever camera I am blessed with at the moment. Along my journey through life I've found praise for having a what was described to me by a close mentor of mine as "a keen eye for the world and its ever unfolding beauty." This I carry with me as well. I am aiming for the moon and acknowledging the stars as well. As an artist, I strive to create something original each and every time I'm given the gift of new material to work with, because for me, this company extends to far more than a job, its a key part of my journey. This is my passion and you are sure to see that when you see me at work.
I offer affordable day/night HD photo and video shooting, video editing. I am willing to travel for the right compensation, and I will never leave you disappointed with an outcome!
I shoot primarily with a Canon 70D EOS and I have a range of lighting and audio tools to help enhance your production value! When I am editing photos, I look for the most true value in the vibrance of the colors, and strive to sharpen the quality of every high definition image or video I put my work into!