WEDDING VIDEO SHORT FILM // SOUTH BEND WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER
What’s a Norte Dame wedding without a little football? Kendra & Pierre were married on March 26th, 2011 in the historic Basilica of the Sacred Heart in South Bend, Indiana. As the girls got all prettied up in the South Bend Marriott, the guys headed out to toss around the old pigskin. Amanda and Andy with Amanda Fales Photography documented all the fun with some beautiful pictures (see for yourself) and Paul Chamberlin with The Music Machine rocked the nicely decorated Palais Royale with some fine tunes all night! Kendra & Pierre added this short film to their package. Our short films are an excellent way to share your entire wedding day with those that couldn’t make it to the wedding or for anyone that wants to relive the day all over again.
//prep: Marriott South Bend
//ceremony: Notre Dame Basilica of the Sacred Heart, South Bend, Indiana
//reception: Palais Royale, South Bend, Indiana
//photos: Amanda + Andy, Amanda Fales Photography Check out some beautiful shots here.
//music: Paul Chamberlin, The Music Machine
//cake: Alexis Sidereris Davis, Cakewalk
A TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS // IN[FOCUS] 2011
We headed down to New Orleans for the 3rd annual IN[FOCUS] video conference. It’s always a good time meeting up with our industry peers from all over the world. Keeping up with all the latest video gear is important, but investing in your creative mind is beyond important. We decided to use a mixture of music that was performed on the streets of New Orleans. A variety of music is on every corner in NOLA and what a treat it was to capture it. A big thanks to the Drunken Catfish Ramblers for allowing us to hang with them on Royal Street. What an interesting bunch.
- Warn us of upcoming events such as gift exchanges, first look, etc. A 5-minute warning can help us confirm that we are in the right place and the right time. Also, let your DJ know that he needs to make sure all of your vendors are prepared for what is about to happen at the reception.
- The Toasts. Tell your best man/maid of honor to not only talk about you as a person, but also as you both as a couple. Have them share their thoughts on you two finding each other and getting married.
- Turn down/off the radio/ipod during prep. It’s common for the girls to blast a wedding mix album while doing hair and make-up, but this can easily mask a power piece of dialog that can be used to tell your story. It also creates an awkward background noise when a cinematic soundtrack is applied later.
- Have a first look. Your photographer will tell you the same thing. Seeing each other before the ceremony helps you with your nerves and creates a wonderful opportunity for you two to say just say “hi”. We also view this as a opportunity to capture you two alone together which is actually a rarity, believe it or not, on your wedding day.
- Tell your wedding party & parents that we’re coming. Make sure they understand that we desire that everyone behaves naturally and let them know that they need to try and ignore our presence as much as possible. We want your day to unfold the same whether we are there or not.
- Exchange gifts. Add a special moment to your day by giving each other gifts. You can have a bridesmaid/groomsmen deliver it or exchange them during your first look. It’s always fun to see how we can tie this sequence into your film.
- Talk. Have conversations with your family and friends. Chat about how you meet, how the proposal went, what has gone into planning this wedding, etc. Your wedding day is packed full of emotions, let everyone know how you’re feeling.
- Don’t chew gum. We know you’re nervous and feel the need to be busy, but please refrain from the Juicy Fruit. This goes for the wedding party too.
- Stay together. It’s not uncommon for the bride and groom to split up once the reception is underway. Grooms, get out there and dance with your new wife! Your wedding day is finally here, enjoy it together.
- Consider your vows. When it comes time to state your vows to each other remember to relax. Take a deep breath and look into one another’s eyes and deliver your words from the heart. Slow down and think about what you are saying.
FORT WAYNE VIDEOGRAPHER
On September 14th, 2010, I took a fishing trip to Big Turkey Lake with my dad. These are some visuals from that trip.