Have a great weekend folks and we’ll see you next week.
Trailer by Gione Da Silva
Music: Perfect Kiss by Marie Hines, licensed through The Music BedRead More »
Not only is this wedding trailer awesome because, well, Catalonia and stuff, but also for how it was shot. I’ll let Mark from Kismet take it from here:
“This wedding was a little different to most for us in that the Bride is my sister so it was such a fun experience making it. Since I had little room for bringing kit with me I shot with 1 GH4, a lapel mic, 2 primes for the day (SLR Magic 12 and Nikon 50 1.4 w/speedboster). I used a 20mm pancake for the ceremony only. I also had a Glidecam and Benro S4 monopod. I used my brother-in-law’s crappy slider for a few shots but wasn’t getting great results. I actually really enjoyed the small kit and have just spent the rest of the season shooting with the 2 primes pretty much exclusively, especially now that I can punch in with the 4k I feel that I don’t really miss my zooms at all.”
Trailer by Kismet Creative
Music: Found by Ryan Taubert, Elation by Isbells & Fireworks by Interest Relief, all licenced through The Music Bed
We have a crazy week so I’m going to keep my blurbs super short.
Watch this. It’s beautiful.
Trailer by The Brickhouse Films
Music: Lovestung by Marie Hines, licensed from The Music BedRead More »
Have a great weekend, and start it off right by watching this little beaut from Sweet Pea.
Trailer by Sweet Pea Cinema
Music: Eternity licensed from AudioJungleRead More »
Happy Labor Day, everyone. Hope you had a weekend filled with grilled meats, sunshine and fun.
Today’s trailer is all about chickens, riding on tractors and soft, gentle openings that draw you slowly, but intractably in. The music and interviews and candid sound all combine into a wonderfully intoxicating cocktail – so much so that by the time Megan says “I’m not going to cry”, you’ll probably be about ready to cry yourself.
Trailer by Red Filter Films
Music: licensed from The Music BedRead More »
“It has been exactly 532 days since I asked you to marry me” | Taylor & Mitch by Shutter Dream Studio
Enjoy your weekend folks. We’re off in Boulder, CO for an awesome wedding on Sunday – hope you have a great time wherever you’re shooting.
This trailer should provide some food for thought – it’s chock full of beautiful words and even more beautiful shots. Love it.
Trailer by Shutter Dream Studio
Music licensed from The Music Bed (can anyone ID it?)Read More »
Back to normal programming today with a trailer that can only be described as utterly charming. Those Canadians, eh? They’re a little bit like us Brits, but they have even funnier accents and they may be even politer.
They also – at least on the evidence of this trailer – write amazing wedding vows, deliver moving wedding speeches and shoot beautiful wedding films.
Trailer by Driftwood
Music: Elation by Isbelles, licensed from The Music Bed.Read More »
We’ve been working on this one a while, and we’re a little annoyed with ourselves that it’s taken so long, but better late than never, right?
The Movi M5 has been of huge interest to almost every wedding filmmaker since it was announced, and we were super curious about whether it was something we should invest in, both for weddings and for the commercial work we do.
You’ll have to watch the review to see how we feel it performed. No spoilers here.
A few caveats about this review that we had to cut from the video to stop it becoming a 10-minute monster:
- LensProToGo did not have an Android tablet for us to use with the Movi, so we weren’t able to tweak any of our settings on the fly. I’m fairly convinced that if we had, the issue we felt we had with the footage looking “robotic” would have been mitigated or taken care of entirely. But we can only really talk about what we did experience, which was a certain jerkiness when the Movi panned or tilted in Majestic mode
- We were only evaluating the Movi in the context of weddings. We shot two Newport weddings over that weekend, Charlene & Max on Saturday at the Chanler, and Ina & Matt on Sunday at Regatta Place. We would have loved to have tried it out on a commercial shoot, but the timings didn’t line up. But we definitely think the Movi would be killer for a ton of the commercial work we do, and we’re pretty tempted to buy it just for commercial work
- We know a lot of people use Glidecam for weddings without a vest, but we use the Steadicam Pilot which only works with the vest. That’s just our personal preference, and that’s what we were comparing the Movi to. So, sure, the ability to grab it for those ceremony shots is something you can do with the Glidecam, and sure, the fatigue problem also affects Glidecam, but those were big differentiating points for us, as we’re used to the Steadicam Pilot
- In our studio, both Megan and I use the Steadicam Pilot (and if we’re both out shooting different weddings on the same day, one of us uses a Glidecam) and we’ve invested a ton of time (and also a fair bit of money) in Steadicam as a solution for our moving shot requirements. We’ve both spent a ton of time building up our skills, which for Steadicam is essential.
- The Movi M5 you see in our talky bit of the review belongs to our brothers-from-other-mothers, Christian and Chris from Brighter Lights Media – thanks for letting us use it for the shoot, guys!
Huge, huge thanks to everyone at LensProToGo for the loaner of the Movi (Ben & Meg – you’re the best) and for being generally awesome. If you’re not already using them you’re crazy. Whenever we’re thinking about buying a new piece of gear our immediate first thought is ‘can we rent it from LensPro first to make sure we like it?’ And their customer service, attention to detail and love for what they do makes them a joy to deal with.
Thanks also to Charlene & Max and Ina & Matt for letting us try out new toys at your weddings.Read More »
What better way to kick off the weekend than with this nugget of joy from the fine folks at Kessler Films. It’s full of sunshine and kissing, and who doesn’t like that?
Coming up next week is our very own review of the Movi M5 3-axis brushless gimbal stabilizer, brought to you through the generosity of LensProToGo, so look out for that one.
Trailer by Kessler Films
Music: The Best is Yet to Come by Us & Our Daughters, licensed from The Music BedRead More »
When you open a trailer with a big pop of music, you let the music set the tone. When – as with this awesome trailer from Nick Miller – you open with wedding day sound, whether that’s vows, the homily, a speech or, like here, a letter reading – you let the wedding set the tone. There’s nothing wrong with the first approach, but this is a great example of why the second approach works so well. By the time we’re 14 seconds in, we already feel an emotional connection with Christopher as he struggles to keep the tears at bay, and that’s fine storytelling.
Trailer by Nick Miller Films
Music: Soul Birds by Ryan Taubert, licensed from The Music BedRead More »