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 Boston wedding videography has been my speciality for 12 years now. That means 12 engagement seasons as a wedding videographer here in Massachusetts. Florida wedding video is also an option for the colder months....

Day 2

Allison&Greg

Venue: The Riverview

Photographer: Erica Britto

DJ: Lights/Camera/DJs

Location: Simsbury, CT

 

Sunday was officially the shortest notice I’ve had that my services would be needed! Allison&Greg contacted me four days before the wedding (due to circumstances beyond their control, I must point out) and I happened to have the date open. I am absolutely glad that I did. From the moment I stepped into Allison’s room at the Simsbury Residence Inn, I felt at ease and truly enjoyed getting to know her bridesmaids during the preparation. I was privileged to work with the easygoing and fun Erica Britto as the photographer. 2 year old Mason was a big help to me as my assistant cameraman. Allison was pretty sure she wouldn’t cry when she read Greg’s card, but there were definitely some water works ;) From there, we departed for the riverview in simsbury. It’s been at least 9 years since I have worked there, but I’ll be back next month for another wedding. The ballroom was immaculately decorated, but there was no time to admire the details because the ceremony time was coming up fast! Allison got into her gorgeous dress and I shot her expert maid of honor finishing up the bustling. As soon as the guys arrived in their limo, I whisked Greg into a suite and we recorded him reading his card and opening his gift. The ceremony was short and sweet, and featured a wine ceremony. I’m all for any ceremony including wine! Cocktail hour went by fast, but the river view’s setup and Allison’s hard work in decorating made it easy to capture some beautiful interior shots. The first dance was flawless, the toasts endearing, and the meal scrumptious! I caught a lot of great dancing, and the guests didn’t leave the floor thanks to brandon of lights camera dj. The day went by too fast, but as my second wedding day in a row on my first week back to work, I was exhausted as I drove home. I had enough energy to import the footage and go for a my daily 5k before getting to sleep before a good long day of editing!

First Wedding of the year!

Sam&Dan

Venue: Ocean's Edge

Ceremony: Our Lady of the Cape

Photographer: Ali Rosa

DJ: Danny Walsh

Location: Brewster, MA

Episode 1. Season 11. Spoiler alert: nobody dies.

This was the season opener of my 11th year filming weddings. First couple: Sam&Dan. Sam contacted me a long time ago and even referred one of her friends to me last summer. We’d both been so busy that, although we’d spoken many times, we only met on the day of her wedding. She is such a sweetheart and so much fun to be around. She joked that I was catching shots of her eating chicken tenders and other inopportune moments. Well I do catch pretty much everything! Dan is a pretty cool guy too, and I knew he is an ex-marine when he just about broke my hand with his handshake. Once I regained feeling below my elbow, I was able to successfully operate a camera again. Their wedding took place at one of my all-time favorite venues-the ocean’s edge in brewster. I had last been there for a wedding in August last year, in fact, the hottest day of last year. It was 106 on the beach and I brought two suits to avoid looking like I’d just gone swimming after the ceremony. Well anyways, today was a much more mild day at just about 65 degrees and perfectly sunny. The ceremony was held at our lady of the cape, a church I’ve been to many times and have always appreciated for its excellent lighting and open architectural plan, which allows for great shots without being distracting.

One thing photographers and videographers always appreciate is when the officiants don’t restrict us too much. Priests especially tend to be regimented. Of course it’s a sacred occasion and the majority of wedding professionals bear this in mind foremost, however we do need to accomplish what you’ve contracted us to do in the way we know how to do it. One priest I worked with years ago prohibited the photographer from using flash at any time or moving at all from one spot. Since the bride and groom had paid him and signed a contract agreeing to his conditions, they were powerless to stop that. Can’t imagine what their pictures looked like. So my tangential advice is: ALWAYS check with your clergy/officiant to verify what their regulations are regarding photo/video. Anyways, all of that brings me to this point: the clergy at our lady of the cape have consistently been respectful, kind and accommodating to me so I really enjoy working there.

After the ceremony, ocean’s edge had a lobster and shrimp filled cocktail hour on their castle-like rooftop overlooking the ocean. A brilliant reception followed, and I was thrilled to work with a DJ I’ve never met before-. He worked alone, which I see only maybe about 1/3 of the time. He did an outstanding job. He kept things flowing nicely, and his vibrant, witty and enthusiastic personality really came through. The dance floor was so packed that I was hit in the face by flailing arms several times-always a good sign!

The Wal-Mart-Ization of Weddings

If Walmart were a country, it's economy would be larger than Czech Republic. And Ireland. And New Zealand. And Hungary. Combined. So what has Wal-Mart contributed to our cultural proponsities beyond omnipresent smiley-face stickers and peopleofwalmart.com? Well, for one thing, the coined term of "walmart-ization". This means the standardizing and homogenizing of an industry to lower prices for the consumer and increase profits for a multinational corporation. What's wrong with this? Well, it's not all bad. We live in a capitalist country and that is the nature of consumer demand. Where we as the consumers need to be cautious is when it affects areas of life beyond cheap sandals and 4-packs of Ocean Spray.


Cheap Vendors means.....cheap vendors

I'll be the first to admit that I am not the most "fiscally minimal" videographer around. Nor are the photographers that I often work with, the DJs, or the venues I film in. There's a reason for this, and the fact that you're reading this tells me you already know what it is. A vendor who is worth his price will charge higher so that he can ensure a better quality service for his clients. This vendor will have an extensive history of happy clients and the price he charges will ensure direct communication, explicit explanations of editing decisions and style of filming, and the probability of only dealing directly with one person. So how do these companies get away with charging $250 for a wedding video?


Sign the contract. You'll be making someone in Cambodia very happy.

That's right, if you sign up with one of these international videography firms, your footage may be on the same flight to Hawaii that you are...and then on to Asia for quick, sloppy editing and shipped back here to be sent to you two months after the wedding. Here's how it works: You sign up online based on the price and the moderate reviews they've got on weddingwire. The website manager in New York gets the information and e-mails this to the vendor management in Chicago. They get the work order and e-mail it to a videographer they've never met who lives within 100 miles of you. This videographer was hired based on a series of clips he sent in to the company. He may lease the equipment from the company, which arrives a few days before your wedding. There's no one ensuring that he's got any modicum of experience with this equipment. So he's got this work order with your names, the locations and the times. That's all. No mention of your great aunt Sally who can't make it and wants to see the dance with your dad and the expression on your mom's face during it. No mention of how you and your fiance love the Red Sox and having "Sweet Caroline" playing during at least a portion of your video would be apprecaited. No information about how you hate the idea of someone talking to your guests with a camera and microphone during cocktail hour. The work order might as well list items that appear in aisle 14 of every Wal-Mart in North America.

You are not every Wal-Mart. This is your wedding and that should mean something to your vendor.
They should be interested in you as a person and care genuinely about how the video will reflect the most meaningful relationship of your life. How can someone who hasn't spoken to you and gets a sheet of paper passed down by four different faceless names in different states possibly have your best interest at heart? And the Monday after the wedding, when he overnights your footage through UPS for shipping to southeast Asia, that will be the last time he thinks about your day.

Lest I be misinterpreted as being acrimonious towards companies that do this, I want to state unequivocally that I am not. I've met some of the people who work for these companies and they are usually very responsible people. This is a viable option for some people. These companies are generally honest, forthright with what they offer and will attentively respond to customer concerns. They have thousands of videographers all across the country who makes thousands of couples very happy. They're happy because they saved money and because they've got 6 hours of unedited footage to watch on a rainy day. Perhaps this is the same type of person who adores Wal-Mart. (I'll grant Wal-Mart this: they do have excellent salads and their brand of seltzers are delicious. And who doesn't love being greeted at the doors with a smile-face sticker?) The person who loves Wal-Mart is thrilled with their $12 sneakers. But after 8 months, when their plastic shoes have worn out and the polyester soles have been whittled away, they will toss those sneakers out and buy another pair and their life will go on just as content as it was before. But unlike the person who buys their Wal-Mart sneakers, the person who invests in a Wal-Mart-ized wedding video can't just get another one.


The bottom line.

Be judicious about how you spend your wedding video budget. Have you allocated $2000? Make sure it's the best $2000 you could possibly spend. Is it $500? Why not try talking to a few local videographers who have your date avaialble and see what you can negotiate. Talking directly with the person who will be hearing about you and your fiance, filming the wedding and editing it themselves far outweighs the frustration of dealing with a monolith company where it can take a long time to figure out why something went wrong and how to fix it. Talk to us, your local vendors. And remember that there's no such thing as a free lunch-a higher price for a video by a well-established professional is an investment that will pay off year after year.

Did you forget the knife for your wedding cake?

The myriad details that surround the planning of a wedding are astounding. You don't necessarily need to invest in a wedding planner to ensure that matrimonial minutiae aren't overlooked, but you should be aware of exactly what you'll need on the wedding day and when you'll need it. The five most common forgotten details? Check Below:

5. Comfortable shoes for dancing

4. How to deal with the leftover food

3. Signs on the gift table and for the card box

2. Honeymoon details

1. Storing the dress after the wedding

Remember, wedding videos allow you to relive all of the details so that the day's events don't slip our faulty memories. Book your wedding video for Massachusetts today!

The happiest New Year: You’re engaged!


Massachusetts and the greater New England area is well-acquainted with the appeal of winter wedding planning. Videographers, photographers, DJs and other wedding vendors in Boston take advantage of Black Friday specials to purchase new equipment; meanwhile couples throughout the region are solidifying their relationships with the aid of brilliant alletropes of carbon. According to one survey, 33% of wedding engagements occur in the weeks leading up to New Years’ Day. It’s the perfect time, really, as friends and family gather together and the allure of freshly fallen snowflakes hasn’t yet grown old.

So you’re engaged, now what? This truly is the best time of year to do your wedding planning and I’ll outline 3 reasons why:

  1.     Wedding venues are starving
  2.     Professionals aren’t working
  3.     There’s more reason to stay indoors online

Your wedding venue

            Most venues in and around Boston have had Christmas and New Years’ booked for a couple years, but following the holidays is a period of temporarily staff cutbacks, vacation time, and recuperation from the end of New England wedding season. Summer is obviously prime time, autumn offers the quaint Puritan-esque matrimonial ambiance, and the northeastern winter provides a romantic backdrop to a budding lifelong companionship.

            Now is the perfect time to book your venue. Profits are falling, the fiscal year has just ended and management is under pressure to fill in remaining dates. Use this to your advantage. When you visit a venue, be prepared to drop a deposit and let them know this. But do it on your terms; two can play the sales game. If they see that you are ready to secure a deposit and allow them the chance to cross off one of their otherwise-profitless calendar days, they will be more inclined to either give you a small price break or throw in extras for free. We all want numeral discounts, but the free extras extend to major savings as well. If your venue agrees to be flexible with the number of meals prepared or the seating capacity, this will take major anxiety away from the agreed-upon most stressful aspect of the planning-the invitations and subsequent waiting period. So remember these key points when exploring your venues:

  •    Tour them together (Yes, I know this means taking a day or two off work-but it’ll be worth it when you sway during your final dance at the end of a flawless evening)
  •    Make the venue management want you (“I have 3 friends getting married next year too!”) 
  •    Be prepared to book them soon (Show them you’re serious, not like weekend yard-salers)

 We’re not working!

            Yeah, I’ll admit it. I love the winter months. This is the time when I get to relax and research new equipment, plan ahead for next year and unwind a little. The vast majority of my wedding vendor colleagues take vacations, revamp their websites, and focus on advertising during the months following the holiday season. We’re filling in our remaining dates for this year and next and it’s our prime time to be answering questions about our services and offering the new trends for the upcoming season. This is the best time to book with us, as our summer/fall calendars are typically full by the end of March. Unlike venues, whose contracts are notoriously rigid, we (especially those of us who are sole-proprietors) videographers are quite flexible with what we offer and make the most amendments to our contracts (i.e. additional filming hours for free, extras at no charge) during these next few months before tax day rolls around.

You don’t want to leave the house

            But you will come April in Boston. Weddings are coming up! So take advantage of your forced sequestration and do your research. Make sure you at least consider the wedding planning timeline, and send your questions to all your vendors. Those with the most professional and friendliest replies are your best bet. Once you’ve vetted them and examined their work, analyze their communication with you. Are they terse or dodgy? It’s not likely going to get better once the season arrives and they’re at two weddings every weekend. Your time at home can be well worth it months from now. You’ll thank your past self in June when you’re able to relax at Old Orchard without last-minute vendor negotiations.

            Massachusetts wedding videographers love the engagement season because it gives them something to look forward to-a whole bunch of radiant, excited, fun couples to help out this year. So congratulations on your engagement and I hope your time with family and friends has refreshed you for the next few months of wedding planning!

            ***Those who have read this article and shared it on their facebook wall are eligible for a 5% discount on any package if you contact me by February 1.***

What Should I book and When?

The save-the-dates are out. The guys got their tuxes. The DJ has met with you twice. Your photographer’s face book page is teeming with weddings that seem to rival Hollywood. What’s next?
     For better or worse, it is usually at this stage in the planning that I come in. As a wedding videographer, I’m accustomed to my place on the wedding to-do list. It’s somewhere between “order the cake” and “get out of the limo”. Yes, I’ve been contacted by desperate individuals who have perhaps tardily reassessed their need for a video, and I’ve both accepted the opportunity and also had to turn a few away due to prior bookings. And then there have been brides who haven’t even settled on a date but know they want a wedding videographer here in Massachusetts. I have yet had a client who is still searching for a spouse, but I’m sure that’s coming.
     Likely you fall somewhere in between these extremes. Not surprisingly, the epitome of matrimonial etiquette, Emily Post, is silent on when the videographer should be booked. My recommendation, if I may brashly interject in lieu of Ms. Post, is that you book your wedding videographer as far in advance as possible.
     It’s something that is important to you, your family, your friends, and your future generations. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to find a dependable, knowledgeable and unobtrusive filmmaker for your future family heirloom just because you were distracted by the color of the bridal sandals or the flavor of red velvet frosting for the snack bar.


When you know your date:
1. Book the reception facility
2. Ceremony location and officiant
3. Photographer/entertainment/videographer

     I put these three vendors on the same line because we interact the most with you and have the highest effect on your day. Does it surprise you that you should choose us before your dress? Well, it may. But a true professional at realistic rates with ample reviews AND an open calendar is harder to find than Vera Wang at your local Salvation Army.
     The planning may seem overwhelming, but the more professionals you have working for you and with you, the easier it’ll be. We’ve been to hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of weddings. We know our stuff. We can and want to help. Hire us while we’re available!

Allanah&Rob: Zukas' Hilltop Barn

I cannot believe we're halfway through October! I met with Allanah&Rob forever ago, and I'm not sure who time passed more quickly for-them or myself. I was really looking forward to their wedding today because they are such down-to-earth, normal people and I knew all the other vendors who would be working since Rob's sister, Allison, is the event coordinator and "wedding planner extraordinaire" of Zukas. I wish I could film every wedding there. That place is so picturesque and the staff is just incredibly focused.

The uplighting, provided by DJ Greg Bedard, looked phenomenal and JP Arthur Tatro and his wife did an outstanding job as usual. If you're looking for a really calm, knowledgeable and flexible JP, definitely contact Arthur and Eileen Tatro. They are a highly organized, friendly, responsible husband and wife team.

Rob and Allanah were visited by their precious two beagles prior to the start of the ceremony. This gave me some awesome footage that will definitely be on their wedding video.

I am so grateful to Allison for recommending me to her brother and I'm thrilled I am able to contribute to their big day and what will surely be a fun married life!

Rebecca&Brendan

Rebecca&Brendan got married on one of the most perfect autumn days imaginable. A stunningly blue sky totally devoid of clouds was above us as I arrived for the photo shoot during the preparation at Rebecca's parents' charming old colonial in Stafford Springs, CT. Her yard provided a perfect nature-like atmosphere for some fun pictures and video after all the bridesmaids were dressed and then we headed off to a very moving ceremony at the congregational church about two football fields away.

I've never been to Stafford Springs before but it is essentially the perfect New England town-almost reminiscent of a nineteenth-century village.
The Publick House once again provided wonderful staff, prompt service, and delicious food all set in the immaculate and gorgeous landscape of the oldest restaurant in North America. I know this because I worked here for 3 years during high school and memorized the spiel about it being built in 1771, and having been visited by George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and Big Bird (who lives in nearby Pomfret). Note that not all three of these guys dined together-although that certainly would've been interesting.
I was privileged to once again work with Tom Bruhl-musician, DJ, entertainer, MC, flutist, guitarist, saxophonist, and all-around great guy. He is a DJ that is also basically a one-man band. I see bands or DJs who play their own music only about 10% of the time and brides, if you're reading this, DEFINITELY consider it. A band/musical DJ can make for a really unforgettable experience. Tom is entertaining but not over the top; he knows how to keep your guests happy and interested int he proceedings, but he is by no means a show stealer. He maintains the perfect balance of professionalism, genuine care, and fun. I hope I can work with him again soon.

Rebecca and Brendan went to prom together almost 20 years ago and through an interesting series of events, ended up together, and they couldn't be happier.
I got some great footage and Rebecca and Brendan will have their DVD before they know it!

Me looking goofy, filming the introduction

Sarah&Tyler

The last remnants of winter frost were disappearing and flowers were just starting to re-emerge whenSarah, Tyler and I met together in the spring at their home in Quincy. Sarah had already apprised me of some surprises at the wedding and it was my mission in this meeting not to let the cat out of the bag. I managed

to do it, and the meeting went well. The summer progressed and all to quickly turned to fall. And then, on the first official day of autumn 2013, Sarah and Tyler were married.

Upon arriving at the church early and powernapping in the car, I was delighted to meet Dennis and Xien of Picture Perfect Photography. We had worked together in the past and although we couldn't remember when or where, our bond was reunited and together we worked hard to capture the priceless memories of Sarah&Tyler's big day.

And when I say big day, I mean BIG day. They had a large wedding party which made the extended photo session on the beach in Mashpee a ton of fun. Dennis even assisted me by driving my car as I got some (potentially illegal) video of the festive bridal party celebrating in the trolley as we drove around the Northern shore of Cape Cod.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fun was just beginning though, because after some hilarious and emotional toasts, Tyler was surprised by Sarah and her college a ca pella group performing for him. After the cake cutting, he was again surprised by a perfectly choreographed flash mob!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the parent dances following dinner, Sarah&Tyler's guests did.not.leave.the.dance.floor. They stayed out there right up until the sparkler sendoff at the very end. Such a fun wedding to shoot! Congratulations Sarah&Tyler!!!

Why Angles Matter

Those who remember high school lit classes may recall the visual of Don Quixote fighting windmills. His perspective was that they were worth fighting, and that they were animated enough to fight back. The way he saw the world changed his life. What does this have to do with your wedding video?

Take, for example, the wedding ceremony of Jessica and Joel in September of 2013. They were married under pale, soft blue of the beautiful late summer sky outside of a stately nineteenth-century New England manor. This shoot was unique in that I used four cameras to achieve optimal perspective. I wasn't going to allow for the perception of anything short of the real thing.

I set up the XA10 at the rear of the seats, facing the direction from which the bridal party would arrive. In post-production, I altered some of the shots by eliminating excess space around the subject of the frame. Like a camouflaged bird, the HFG20 hung securely and invisibly from the gorillapod atop the trellice for a perfect view of the bride and groom both as they walked down the aisle and as their faces reflected the passion behind saying "I do." The EX1(Auto Mode) hung out on the right side of the seats, facing the bride and groom and their wedding party, with an unobfuscated and inviting view of the audience as well. I managed the EX1 in manual mode for the processional and a straight shot of the bride and groom throughout the ceremony. I casually adjusted each camera int he background in anticipation of the best angle to capture the emotion of what was being spoken and felt. Want to play "Where's Waldo?" with the camera placements? Go ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brides ask: When should I book my wedding videographer?

     The save-the-dates are out. The guys got their tuxes. The DJ has met with you twice. Your photographer’s face book page is teeming with weddings that seem to rival Hollywood. What’s next?
     For better or worse, it is usually at this stage in the planning that I come in. As a wedding videographer, I’m accustomed to my place on the wedding to-do list. It’s somewhere between “order the cake” and “get out of the limo”. Yes, I’ve been contacted by desperate individuals who have perhaps tardily reassessed their need for a video, and I’ve both accepted the opportunity and also had to turn a few away due to prior bookings. And then there have been brides who haven’t even settled on a date but know they want a wedding videographer here in Massachusetts. I have yet had a client who is still searching for a spouse, but I’m sure that’s coming.
     Likely you fall somewhere in between these extremes. Not surprisingly, the epitome of matrimonial etiquette, Emily Post, is silent on when the videographer should be booked. My recommendation, if I may brashly interject in lieu of Ms. Post, is that you book your wedding videographer as far in advance as possible.
     It’s something that is important to you, your family, your friends, and your future generations. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to find a dependable, knowledgeable and unobtrusive filmmaker for your future family heirloom just because you were distracted by the color of the bridal sandals or the flavor of red velvet frosting for the snack bar.

When you know your date:
1. Book the reception facility
2. Ceremony location and officiant
3. Photographer/entertainment/videographer

     I put these three vendors on the same line because we interact the most with you and have the highest effect on your day. Does it surprise you that you should choose us before your dress? Well, it may. But a true professional at realistic rates with ample reviews AND an open calendar is harder to find than Vera Wang at your local Salvation Army.
     The planning may seem overwhelming, but the more professionals you have working for you and with you, the easier it’ll be. We’ve been to hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of weddings. We know our stuff. We can and want to help. Hire us while we’re available!

Kristen&Jon: Norwood, Massachusetts

Kristen&Jon booked me fairly late in the wedding planning process, and this worked out well all around because I miraculously had a coveted June Saturday available. I showed up early to film the girls getting ready. Kristen could be a bridal model, I swear. Her family was so incredibly nice and the preparation shots came out great.

She and Jon make a fun couple. I immediately liked Jon when I met him, which is only natural since we share the same name. He had a very calm but nonetheless fun personality. I love when the couples I work for are so fun to be around and their families are equally as warm. I love my job!

The highlight of their reception I would have to say was the phenomenal Men in Black. Hiring a wedding band can be a daunting task and sometimes an expensive one, but every band I've seen at wedings I've liked. Men in Black took the cake, and they included everyone in their nonstop performance. I was thoroughly, thoroughly, thoroughly impressed. I cannot stress how talented they are.

An elegant affair

As a recently converted viewer of Downton Abbey, I was enthusiastically anticipating returning to one of New England's most regal wedding venues: St. Clement's Castle. It has been several years since I have filmed a wedding there, and I knew that it was going to be as gorgeous as it was in the past.

Lindsey&James were getting ready at the Crown Plaza in Cromwell, CT and after we did some preparation shooting, we headed to Weslleyan University for some family pictures.

Lindsey was delivered to the ceremony site by horse-drawn carriage and her guests had tears in their eyes as she dismounted with the sun setting over the castle's turrets behind her.

It was the perfect time of day for a lakeside, castel-front ceremony. The 25 minutes flew by as her photographers and I got some breathtaking shots. Eagles soaring over the Connecticut River valley, the sun setting during the vows, the newly verdant leaves bristling gently in the evening breeze...

 

I am working hard to have their DVD completed for them by the time they return from their honeymoon to exotic Thailand.

Bree&Rich: Spencer, MA Wedding Video

Bree decided to take me up on my last minute offer to film the preparation and I'm glad she did. Having footage of the preparation adds another dimension to the wedding video, and I think it tells the story in more complete form. As I drove up the long driveway of Zukas Hilltop Barn, I noticed that the only raincloud in the sky was over the ceremony site! The bridesmaids arrived just a few minutes later and we got some great preparation footage. The rain clouds disappeared and the girls went outside for some shots as I did some filming inside the elegant tent.

The sun came out and the ceremony began right on time at 5:30. As Rich was walking down the aisle, it began to rain and we all scrambled to reassemble inside the tent. It was disappointing, but the staff at Zukas was efficient and prepared as usual and within 10 minutes we were again ready to go. Thanks to the uplighting by DJ Rob Alberti, the tent sparkled with a brilliant pinkish hue and provided a perfect replacement backdrop. JP Arthur Tatro, with whom I have worked several times, was likewise adaptable and exerted a calming presence on the audience. Naturally, the skies cleared just as we began for real....

The rest of the evening was fun. Bree&Rich's guests were excited by the open bar and enjoyed themselves on the dance floor right up until the end. Consequently, they will be getting some fantastic dancing shots. I can't wait to get their wedding video out to them!

2013 Wedding Season is Here!

Another winter hibernation has come to a close and wedding season is upon us! To ring in the wedding vendor’s new year, I have rewarded myself (and my loyal clients) with new equipment. The 2013 wedding season is going to be exceptional for Eastty Weddings for several reasons:

  1. Completely HD for last year’s SD prices
  2. Three angles of shooting instead of the previous two
  3. Revised Editing software:

-Apple has redesigned and reformatted Final Cut Pro to the point where I find myself learning a virtually new system entirely. The alterations made to the software benefit Eastty Weddings clients in a number of ways. Primarily, FCP’s new interface and features is reducing my editing time by about 60% and since time is money, my time reduction is transferred to you as monetary savings! The quality of the footage is enhanced systemically and matching my different cameras’ respective picture quality to each other is exponentially easier.

4. New monopod, tripods and audio equipment allow for increased stability, faster mobility and improved sound quality.

 

             It’s exciting to have so many changes. I have also begun filming with a Sony Ex1 that I used for the first time at Jordan and Steve’s wedding on Saturday. It is my first time working with a non-Canon product and I have to say that it is remarkably easy to use and reliable. Combining this with my Canon XA10 and Canon DSLR 7D allows me more creativity with shots because I know that I have two other stationary angles capturing the event while I’m busy trying to be creative!