20 MAY 2012
On this day, Thi and Rob got married. We had a great time at our first Philadelphia wedding. It was months before however that we got to know Thi and Rob while filming a Love Story film for them. Their story is encouraging, and shows that sometimes to find true love you need to have the courage to pursue the girl!
Their day took place in the energetic downtown Philly, starting at the Hotel Palomar, followed by a beautiful photo session at a Japanese garden. They had their Ceremony and Reception at the Ballroom at the Ben.
We also had the chance to work along side Joe from JPG Photography which was a ton of fun.
MUSIC // “Make A Noise” by Katie Herzig // licensed through The Music Bed // Moetic Music
This film was shot on Canon HDSLR’s, including the 5D mkii and 7D
We filmed Jessica and Kenny’s wedding in June and a week later shot this in Bend, Oregon. They were great to work with as we had the Vivid Cinema and Photo team on hand to capture the events.
We traveled around Bend, dodging a few raindrops, to capture Jessica as she ‘trashed her dress’ a week after they were married. Overall, a very fun day with a very fun couple.
How to do a Same Day Wedding Edit: Part One
This is the first part of a series of posts describing how Vivid Wedding Films puts together a Same Day Wedding edit.
One of the things we love most about producing wedding films is the story behind each couple. Good visuals, lighting and audio are very important, but if you can’t tell a story, then your film won’t add up to much.
We pride ourselves on being great story-tellers at every level of the production. It begins with the way we film – what you capture through your lens is much like the “ideas and words” authors use to tell stories. While filming, we’re already beginning to think about the edit and how we’ll tell the story – and without a doubt, each story is unique. Being able to see the story unfold before us is what separates us from a lot of wedding videographers.
Editing a Same Day Edit + Love Story is sort of like reverse-engineering the story – or edit. After interviewing the couple, we begin to piece together their story, while thinking about how it will integrate with shots from their actual wedding day. As you can see in the photo below, we leave “gaps” in the story for which images and audio from the day will occupy.
For us, this is the fun part: not knowing exactly how the story will unfold and being flexible enough to alter any ideas we had going into the day. As we lead up to Meredith and Mark’s Same Day Edit, June 19th, we’ll be passing along more insight into the process of “telling their story” using the Same Day Edit + Love Story.
We just finished up shooting the Love Story portion of Meredith and Mark’s Same Day Edit. They’re getting married June 19, here in Eugene. It was great shoot and we had lots of fun interviewing both of them.
They did a great job sharing their story and it’s going to come across great as we weave it into the video that will play – along with footage from their wedding day – at the reception. Here’s a couple of stills from the video we shot.
We were invited this past weekend to showcase our films at a wedding show in Bend Oregon at the Tower Theatre check it out as a cool retro Bend venue for your wedding. Kerry & Sara at Events By Mint of course put on an incredible show, if you are in the Bend area, talk to Mint for over the top event coordination. We introduced the SDE to a lot of new brides and grooms and everyone was really into it. It was also great meeting lots of other Bend vendors at the show, thanks to all of you for making the Tower event a success….check out a few shots from downtown Bend.