A film is a real treat to have. I couldn't say what I prefer. Film really soaks it all up. Yanks on the heart strings, gathers people around.
A real bull in a china shop.
Not like those wine tasting photography types blabbering on about subtle nuance... yawn...
For those torn on a preference and on a budget I aim to provide both services in one affordable package.
Your big day set to a small cameo and some pop music. This is fun. It moves with gusto, edited like pianos are played in westerns. A style more inclined for people that bring beer to a dinner party. On a practical note the better I get to know the happy couple before hand the easier, more comfortable really, I am getting in there for shots and on the fly interviews.
The meat is organic but the vegetables are Waitroise essentials. This clip is part of a 50 minutes reel. The live music on the night is cut to video from another song. I had arrived at this job not having spoke to or met anyone in person. The shots are more cautious but still effective. There is some Elton John at the end and some short interviews in the soundtrack.
All photographers and video professional spending their own money are silently united in a universal fear of spending large sums badly. Easily done. The tides of marketing spiel. It's worse than the fear of not having bought the thing that you see somebody else has. When I find myself drifting towards these thoughts I quickly pat my imaginary self on the back and say
'At least living on rice and water for a year to buy those lenses was one worth it. They are amazing'.
And they are. One of their best qualities is being able to get amazing shots in low light situations. For example all the wedding I've been to. In particular this one...
A short, slightly quirky mix from the different speeches.
Indoor lights back lighting a face mixed with daylight from the window is always a titanic problem. The film has been corrected & graded to try and recover something like reality.
This video includes photos I took of the shoot on the beach, just to show that it can be done. There was another photographer working which did help. However if you're on a budget it doesn't mean great photos and video are not possible.
This video was produced collaboratively for the Irish referendum for Cherish all the Children.
Priceless stuff. Powerful viewing. Imagine the persons concerned watching these on there wedding day or when their parents are in old age and not long for the world. There's gonna be tears. In their viewing something very supernatural is inflicted on the body.
While the technical quality drops for family vids (I don't have all day) the charm increases. Weddings have pretentious qualities that family videos are mercifully spared. They are, as Americans might say, much more real.