This week in Boston there have been blizzards, so it’s pretty nice to watch a warm-weather trailer and dream of blue skies, soaring temperatures and beautiful weddings next to the ocean.
Trailer by Cineaverde
Music: Tonight by Secret Nation, licensed from Music BedRead More »
Ray Roman is pretty much the king of the epic wedding film, and has a past client list full of A-list names to prove it. If you ever want to feel jealous, head over to his Vimeo page and check out the stats he gets on every single wedding film trailer he produces.
He’s also an incredibly generous, transparent and entertaining speaker. I saw him speak at InFocus 2014 and the level of information he was happy to share with the community of wedding filmmakers was seriously impressive.
This month he’s headed out on a nationwide tour of seminars and masterclasses, with stops in most of the major cities.
Each Seminar will give filmmakers a thorough filmmaking and editing program. The day long sessions, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., will cover essential gear, maximizing picture quality with proper camera settings, basic and advanced lighting techniques, ceremony and reception coverage, perfect audio, securing high profile clients, pricing guides, editing, understanding time shifts, and basic and advanced color correction.
The Master Class curriculum will highlight critical lighting techniques, bridal preps, first looks and creative sessions, camera stabilizer equipment techniques, ceremony and reception coverage, and in-depth audio acquisition techniques.
Each attendee will receive at least $300 worth of giveaways, and there will be extra drawings for prizes from the sponsors.
To sign up, visit the tour’s site, capturecinematicweddings.com, and use the discount code LOVE24FPS at checkout for 20% off your ticket price.
ETHICS STATEMENT: Ray Roman has not paid love24fps to run this piece, and we are running this article because we’ve experienced Ray’s education events first hand and enthusiastically recommend them to all filmmakers of all abilities and experience. We have been offered a free ticket to the seminar in Boston, but this in no way influences our recommendation of Ray’s event.Read More »
Art direction is not a phrase that comes up often in discussing wedding films, but here’s a great example of beautiful art direction leading to a beautiful film. All the details about this wedding and this location (how cool does Condor’s Nest Ranch look?) lead toward a great film – everything from the wall decor to the groom’s bowtie to the guests’ parasols. From a filmmaker’s point of view this can be frustrating since we don’t usually have much control over the art direction, but it’s a great lesson for couples: put beautiful things where the camera will point and you’ll get a beautiful film.
Trailer by Chadwick Trentham
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There really is little I love seeing and hearing more in a wedding trailer than personal, custom, unique wedding vows. It’s the most direct way to feeling like you know the complete strangers whose film you’re watching, and I have been known to tear up a little at the very best.
Trailer by I Thee Film
Music: Hold Onto Hope Love (Instrumental) by Amy Stroup, licensed from The Music Bed.Read More »
It’s all about emotion, ultimately. Sometimes as wedding filmmakers we go straight for audio to help us bring out the emotion, but this trailer proves that visuals can be just as effective. While this beautiful Wexford trailer does include some audio, the emotion is all in the moments – the looks Aveen and Hugh share as they dance alone outside.
Trailer by B&G Productions
Music: Diamond in a Coal Mine by Holley Maher, licensed from The Music BedRead More »
We’ve featured Nick’s films a bunch of times on love24fps.com so his awesomeness as a filmmaker should come as a surprise to no-one. He’s another great example, full of emotional storytelling, beautiful shooting and great use of music.
Trailer by Nick Miller Films
Music: Further Up, Further In by Tony Anderson licensed from The Music BedRead More »
Today is the start of the 2015 InFocus conference for filmmakers, taking place down in Charleston, SC. Once again, there’s a great lineup of speakers (including many filmmakers we’ve featured here on love24fps.com) and the conference will be the perfect backdrop for folks in the community to meet, network and make new friends.
Make sure you find her, introduce yourself, and throw any questions you might have about love24fps right at her. We would also love to hear your feedback – what you like about the blog and ideas you have to improve it.
One of the big goals for love24fps this year is to reach more brides and grooms – be a site where engaged couples come to get inspired about their wedding film and find vendors. Lindsey has a bunch of ideas about how you can help in that effort – sending email blasts to your 2015 couples, sharing our posts on Facebook and Twitter, etc, and she’d love to talk to you about it.
She’ll also have a giant bag of “Featured on love24fps.com” pins for those of you who we’ve featured over the last couple of years, so make sure you get one and wear it with pride during the conference.
If you want to chat with Lindsey and have any trouble tracking her down, drop her an email at email@example.com.Read More »
Themed weddings make me smile, and so does this couple. They’re so adorable, you just wanna hug ‘em!Read More »
Also a huge fan of when trailers successfully convey the couple’s story and you feel like you know them after watching. Touché, Modern 8 Films, touché.
Man this trailer is pretty. Like, every shot is killer, and makes full possible use of the beautiful light, and all the amazing details of this sweet wedding.
Trailer by Robert Oberg Wedding Films
Music: Defining Moments by Tracey Chattaway, Hold On by Marie Hines & All That Is Wild And Alive by Startle The Heavens, all licensed from The Music BedRead More »
Man, remember fall…. when it felt kinda cold but was positively tropical compared to the polar vortex we’re currently struggling through here in the north east? Well this beautiful trailer from Better Together Cinematography will transport you back to those heady days of brown leaves and 50-degree temperatures.
Oh and by the way, if you’re a wedding filmmaker and you don’t yet have a new year’s resolution, here you go: submit your trailers to love24fps.com.
Trailer by Better Together Cinematography
Music: Further Up, Further In by Tony Anderson, licensed from The Music BedRead More »