Wow, what a response we’ve had this year to our wedding film sneak peeks! Thousands of Facebook likes, shares, tweets, retweets, pins, repins…the works! We thought it’d be fun to tally up all the social media buzz around each sneak peek and count down the top 5 of 2013. Here we go!
If you love these 2013 sneak peeks, scroll down through our blog to see them all!
It’s that time again! We’ve opened voting for our second annual “Favorite Couple” contest! All 2013 With This Ring newlyweds are eligible for our big prize: a romantic dinner for 2 at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (a $125 value).
Simply visit our Facebook page to vote for your fav couple. We’ve pinned the poll to the top of our timeline for easy access (see below). With This Ring couples, be sure to share the poll with all of your Facebook friends…and encourage all of your friends to share it, too! Voting will continue through December 22. Game on!
As wedding cinematographers, we’re always looking for new and innovative ways to tell your story. This year, we began utilizing something super duper cool…an aerial helicam! Featuring eight rotors and a stabilization gimbal, the helicam allows us to capture cinematic shots from a bird’s eye view.
Our helicam sweeps across your venue and circles overhead, enhancing your wedding film with epic Hollywood-style production value.
Our aerial helicam pilots bring a combined 25 years of remote controlled aircraft experience, having worked on television shows, commercials, movies, music videos, and even local search and rescue. Their custom-built helicopter rig and eye for cinematic flair allow for a level of precision that’s unmatched among today’s popular consumer-grade quadrocopters flooding the videographer market (like the DJI Phantom).
With This Ring’s aerial cinematography is the first of its kind in our area and is an exciting addition to our toybox as wedding storytellers. Take a look at Molly + Mic’s recent wedding film sneak peek to see what we mean!
Contact us today for more information about our wedding film collections and to learn more about our aerial cinematography services!
We were excited to head back to Paducah, KY on Saturday for Lance and Temi’s wedding at one of our favorite venues in town, The Grand Lodge on Fifth. Lance and Temi were married earlier this year according to Nigerian custom, so this was actually their second wedding!
We produced a “Love Story” film to show at their reception that delves deeper into their relationship and you can view it by scrolling all the way down to the bottom of this post.
But first, here’s a sneak peek of Lance and Temi’s wedding film. 🙂
Behind the scenes blog posts are some of the ones that I enjoy writing the most. It’s fun to be able to lift the veil a bit to share with you how all the gears and cogs turn in our crazy little wedding film machine.
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Cassie and Doug a couple days ago to shoot the interview portion of their “Love Story” film. First, I interviewed Cassie by herself.
I asked Cassie a series of questions like:
Then I interviewed Ben, asking him the same questions that I asked Cassie. It was interesting to see how well their stories lined up, and in this case our interviewees couldn’t have been more on the same wavelength.
After some clever editing, Cassie and Ben will have a “Love Story” film pieced together from their separate interviews. A bit from Cassie. A bit from Doug. We’d love to share more with you now but we have to keep everything under wraps until their wedding rehearsal dinner in October. 🙂
Ask us about how we can tell your “Love Story!”
While most of the projects we produce each year are wedding films, once in a while something comes along that’s so incredibly out of our “box” that it’s hard to pass up. We love a challenge, so when Raymond Rich contacted us looking to create a cinematic music video for his new single “Authentic” we jumped on board.
We decided upon an urban, rustic setting and set out last week to shoot. As you can see from the screenshot below the sky was rather drab that day.
There’s not a whole lot you can do on location about how the sky looks, but I just wasn’t happy with it. Maybe we can fix that with a little movie magic.
The first step was to create a series of masks that remove the parts of the frame where the sky appears. We wanted to leave the bridge intact, so we broke up the sky into four separate pieces.
Here’s a better look at the masks. Note that the two pieces of the mask on the right side beneath the bridge have a different transparency than the others. This allows us to see bits of the original background – in this instance, buildings and cars driving by.
The final composite. We inserted a stock image of the sky into the cutouts.
A little color grading and here’s the final shot!
Did this take a long time to do? Oh yes. We replaced the sky in nearly every frame it appeared in.
Is this something we had to do? No, not by a long shot. The client probably would’ve been fine with the original skies intact.
One of the things we hear most often from our brides and grooms is how impressed they were with our attention to detail. Quite honestly, we don’t know how to do things any other way. Sometimes you just look up from your computer at 3 am and realize you’ve been replacing skies all night! 🙂
What an amazing turnout we had at The Bristol Bridal Expo in Paducah, KY! The show was held at the Julian M. Carroll Convention Center with more than 360 local brides in attendance. We thought ya’ll might like a little peek at our booth.
Thanks so much to all the brides and grooms that stopped by our booth to chat. It was great getting to meet all of you, and we’re super pleased that some of you chose to book with us on the spot!
We’ve had quite a few requests to post our show reel (ya know, the video we looped all day on that tiny little 50″ flatscreen television). By popular demand, here it is! The reel featured a handful of our 2012 couples and offers glimpses into their cinematic wedding films.
Looking back on our last 100+ wedding films, we’re honored to have been invited to shoot so many different kinds of weddings. Sure, we’ve covered just about every variation of the traditional “American-style” wedding (and maybe a few that weren’t so traditional), but we’re always thrilled to get a call or email about weddings that are a little more “outside the box.” Indian, Cambodian, Egyptian, or Ethiopian — it’s so much fun to be immersed in another culture for a day and to have the opportunity to tell the bride and groom’s story through new eyes.
Here’s a great example of what we mean. Rupal and Kush threw an elaborate Sangeet reception at The Cadre in Memphis, TN. This party was held the night before their wedding and brought together all of their family and friends to enjoy traditional Indian music, dance, and lots of food.
Hope you enjoy!
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