Archive for October, 2010
I love shooting concept films because it allows me to use my film background to create something entertaining and unique for wedding couples. Long gone are the days of the dull 15-minute picture slideshows… instead, I take the couple through the whole filmmaking process and create an entertaining and unique film that tells their story.
Making Jay and Mie Mie’s concept film was a fun and rewarding process. They had seen my other films and expressed a lot of interest to have one of their own for their big day. I had known Jay for a long time, and I was happy to get to better know Mie Mie through this production. We had a meeting and learned about their real story… along with some of their personality quirks, and that was all we needed to get started.
We shot this film in two full production days and several short pickup shoots. It was an exhausting task, jumping around from location to location (watch credits for all the places we shot!) and working around with the entourage’s limited schedule, but everybody was super cool to work with and were open to the lines and situations we gave them (which was understandably hard to do without knowing the full context of the film). Even through the long hours and multiple takes, Jay and Mie Mie soaked up every take with laughter and shared these moments with the rest of their entourage.
Congrats and thank you to the newlyweds as well as the rest of the entourage for their patience, understanding, and open-mindedness to the scenes we shot. It was another one of those projects that fully came together in the edit room. I think we created an entertaining film that captures their story along with a lot of people’s signature traits. It was very well received at their reception.
Technical Specs: Shot with Canon 550D, 17-55mm f2.8 IS, 50mm 1.8, and Nikon 85mm 1.8 @ 1080p 24fps and 720p 60fps. Azden SGM-1x and Zoom H4n for audio.