Archive for the ‘Testimonials’ Category

Borat Storytime! – the PB&J story – Behind the Scenes Featurette and Outtakes

Monday, May 28th, 2012

As if it wasn’t already evident, the experience of creating this concept film was too epic to contain into a few “extra features”. I think the latest Pop-Up version does a wonderful job at presenting plenty of interesting fun facts about the production, but now you get to see and hear from the people behind the camera about what it was like to accomplish this feat, which is personally my most ambitious wedding concept production to date.

This is the story behind the “story”. Please enjoy.

Now that you’ve seen that, let’s have a little more fun with the outtakes!

Happy 1-Year Anniversary, PB & J!

Why a concept film?

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Wedding concept films are a way for me to make use of my storytelling skills in the event industry. Growing up, I made my love for videomaking evident (with a huge VHS camcorder on my shoulder all the time, it was hard to hide!) and I was constantly being asked to shoot cotillions and weddings. I didn’t have too much interest in shooting the events themselves, so I found myself inviting the celebrants or future brides and grooms the opportunity to make fun videos that they could showcase at their parties/receptions to entertain their guests. They were short and sweet sketches and spoofs but they were always a big hit!

After coming back from film school, the demand only grew and with my freshly developed skill set, I began to produce much more polished, professional productions that pushed the envelope each time.

I LOVE the whole process of creating a concept film, from script to screen, the most rewarding part being the big premiere at their wedding receptions and witnessing everybody’s reactions to all the hard work we put into it.

There is so much that happens in the making of a film that it can prove difficult to explain the experience in a short amount of time. So recently, I have been shooting detailed interviews with each of my previous couples and diving back into ALL of their footage. And after skimming through hours upon hours of interviews, the final edits, the outtakes, the behind the scenes, and more, here is my attempt to narrow down the immeasurable experience into one short clip:

Special thanks to Hannah Masbad, Ricky Afuang, Antonio Galvan, Mike Nunez, Kris Yulang, and Jennay Villaluz for your assistance in making this production possible.

Everything I Do – Crystal and Louie’s Concept Video – Behind The Scenes Interview

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Even though we shot their video several years ago, it’s great to know how the memories are still near and dear to their hearts.

Johnny Like Likes Jeannette – Johnny and Jeannette’s Concept Video – Behind The Scenes Interview

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Flash Forward – Chris & Saki’s Concept Film – Behind The Scenes Interview

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

The experience of shooting the interview for Chris and Saki’s behind the scenes video was as entertaining as making their concept video Flash Forward! Please enjoy.

Mr. & Mrs. Ballesteros – Rich & Cheryl’s Concept Video – Behind The Scenes Interview

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

It has been almost 5 years since I shot Mr. and Mrs. Ballesteros, a concept video for Rich and Cheryl. So it was great to see them again and catch up on everything, as well as reminisce about our time on set.

Special shout out to @rickya for holding it down with the interview!

You Only Live Once – Jay & Mie Mie’s Concept Video – Behind The Scenes Interview and Testimonial

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Here is a new video I edited that reveals some of the experience behind the scenes of Jay and Mie Mie’s concept video.

If you want to learn more about their project or watch the original film, click here.