Posts Tagged ‘bts’
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.
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.
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!
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.
Last year, my friends and I competed in the San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project. It was the first time for all of us, and we were in for quite the weekend. In planning for it, I knew I wanted the experience to be captured on tape (yes, i said “tape”!). This was also the first time the folks I put on this documentary team (Antonio Galvan, Mike Nunez, Cedric Reyes) were in control of a project this big, let alone a documentary at that. I tried my best to give them a crash course in the basics of shooting for the edit, and let them loose.
Fast-forward almost one year later, and now the final segment has been completed. Much props to the whole team, especially to Antonio who was stubborn enough to stick to finishing the edit at a time when the momentum and excitement of the weekend had all but vanished (their original deadline was just a few weeks after that weekend. it was meant to be a quick project for them to get their feet wet… then it became stuck in “post-hell”).
His relentless pursuit of the final edit pushed him to edit a couple of hours each night after work for the past several months, and he successfully turned hours upon hours of (to be quite honest) mundane footage into the memorable story of our experience competing in the 48 Hour Film Project. Not only that, he edited this bad boy using iMovie. iMovie?!!? I don’t even know how to use iMovie!
Also, if you haven’t seen it, here is the final edit of our film, “Ties that Bind”.
Stay tuned this summer, for the dates of the 2010 SF 48 Hour Film Project have just been announced. ROUND 2! The Madness continues…