Why are there never chandeliers hanging in trees at the weddings I shoot?
I love how this trailer opens – romantic and dramatic, sure, but there’s nothing forced or conceited about it. The opening sets a tone – aided by the beautiful music from Tony Anderson – and the rest of the trailer follows through.
Trailer by Luke Asper
Music: Further Up, Further In by Tony Anderson, licensed from The Music BedRead More »
Happy Friday folks and enjoy the weekend. What better way to kick if off than with this late, but equally great trailer from ParkLife Films (visions of Damon Albarn in a tracksuit….)
Trailer by ParkLife
Music: Ladders by Andrew Belle, licensed from The Music BedRead More »
A little late today, but better late than never, right?
Today’s trailer comes with an awesome story that’s remarkably similar to my friends Viv and Dan who met on the Docklands Light Railway and got married last year. Natalie and Richard met on the much posher District Line (I was never really into West London… #sorryimnotsorry), immediately hit it off and… and, well, you can read the full story courtesy of The Times, below.
Besides the awesome back story I love the use of really rich, deep colors in this trailer – see, in particular, the epic sky shot at 3:55.
Trailer by White Dress Films
Music by Dexter Britain, licensed from The Music Bed.Read More »
We came across this trailer because one of our clients forwarded it to us an example of a trailer where the wedding ceremony itself is the main focus. Often, trailers are all about the morning preparations, the portrait sessions, the dancing, the speeches, the party… and can sometimes gloss over the actually legally binding part of the day. So this one was refreshing and inspired us to shoot this past weekend’s ceremony a little more adventurously – more cameras, more camera movement, more effort to find interesting and unique shots for that one part of the day where you only get one take. Showmotion are doubtless helped by the ridiculously beautiful setting, complete with vases hanging from the tree – but their approach to this ceremony makes this trailer stand out a mile.
Trailer by Showmotion
Music licensed from The Music BedRead More »
This seems like a good one for a Friday. Have a great weekend if you’re shooting, congratulations if you’re getting married and we’ll see you next week.
Trailer by Artur Zaitsev
Music: is definitely from The Music Bed because we’ve used it before, but I can’t remember the artist or title.Read More »
I forgot to post yesterday, so I’m posting this in a rush before running out to a shoot. Luckily I don’t need to say too much about this trailer beyond this: when a trailer can give you all of the feels despite being in two languages you don’t understand (5th form German with Dr. Halstead was a long time ago…), you know it’s doing something right.
Trailer by Jay Kay Films
Music: “Perfect Kiss” instrumental by Marie Hines,, licensed from The Music BedRead More »
We know Christian from Brighter Lights Media pretty well and he sometimes hangs in our studio, so we go to see some of the footage from the trailer the Monday after the wedding. Still, it’s great to see it all together and to see a real first – New England’s first all-4k wedding.
There’s no doubt that 4k remains a divisive issue: do you really need it if you don’t have a 4k display? What about futureproofing? What are the issues around filesizes? Does the detail in 4k look less flattering (an important issue for wedding clients)?
None of those arguments are going to be laid to rest anytime soon, but it’s always great to see studios pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, rather than settling for the status quo, so props to Christian and Chris for that alone, even before we get into how good the trailer is.
Trailer by Brighter Lights Media
Music: Constellations by Blake Ewing, licensed from The Music BedRead More »
This trailer is a little longer than our rules strictly allow, but I believe that rules are meant to be broken. Like, for example, shooting the entire wedding in black and white (NB, not changed in post… they shot in black and white).
Trailer by Shutter Life Productions
Music: We Can Make It by Ryan Taubert, licensed from The Music BedRead More »
Music choice for wedding trailers is an art and in this case, the song chosen does such a good job of setting the tone for the trailer – drama, romance and life-changing gravity – that it seems impossible that any other song could possibly have been used. I also love the use of titling at the end of the speech to punctuate the overall theme of the trailer. Great work.
Trailer by Epic Studios
Music: licensed from The Music BedRead More »
I don’t often like wedding trailers that don’t use any audio other than music – I find it hard to get immersed in story if I can’t have a speech or some vows or even just some candid natural sound to open a door for me and let me in. But this trailer seems to work precisely because it doesn’t use any of those audio elements, and the majestic sense of movement that seems to be in every single shot pulls you through the story from start to finish.
Trailer by Tree of Life Films
Music: Venice (Instrumental) by Fever Fever, licensed from Marmoset MusicRead More »