Thursday, August 28, 2014


After Angelina & James' concept video in the spring, it was time for a new challenge. This video is a mix of scripted and unscripted scenes. I really wanted to challenge myself to write, shoot and edit scenes that were actually planned out and rehearsed. It was the perfect collaboration with Steph and Jer as we came up with the scenes, shot take after take, and sometimes threw out scenes that didn't work. They really took full advantage of what CONCEPT can be.

When you watch, please take a moment to enjoy the opening/closing credits. It took me a full day to create them. It's a mix of time-lapse and stop motion animation, and turning the scrabble board into the worlds smallest but coolest film marquee.

There are two sections showing Steph and Jer looking through their photos. This is meant to replace the typical slide show that couples have at their wedding. I wanted to show the actual photos and have them share anecdotes about each image. And I wanted to find a neat way to segue into Steph's childhood gymnastics videos, lovingly shot by her dad.

Quick mention of Whytecliff Park. This was such a beautiful shoot! I can't get over it. I'm so happy to close the video with this gorgeous location. Thanks to Jeanie Ow for setting up this shoot - Steph and Jer's engagement shoot.

I'd like to thank Chermaine Wu for selecting the music from the Music Bed. Until the last moment I was editing without music, hoping that everything would gel once scoring was added. Chermaine chose perfect pieces and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.

And most of all, thanks to Stephanie and Jeremy. They put so much thought, planning and time into this project. And they also fed me whenever they could! The upside of Jer's "hanger" issues is that I get to eat all the time.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

「 highlights 」ANGELINA & JAMES

I've had the privilege of creating CONCEPT videos with two couples this year. In case you missed it, here's Angelina and James' CONCEPT, showing their lives at work and at play. I wasn't there for the very beginning of their story, but I have seen a lot of it. And to be there filming the day when they finally tied the knot was sweet indeed.

Ang and James are two real people, with a very real connection. It's something they also share with their close circle of friends. The love and support in this tight circle of friends is always apparent and inspiring.

Visually the day was punctuated by the epic Cleveland Dam, the stunning work of Erin Gilmore, just enough flowers and pops of colour, and a lot of flying bits of things (bubbles, confetti, water, and dandelions) that were just made for slomo. And lets not forget the custom Nike kicks that James told me about approximately 100 times! Yes, they were indeed eye catching!

So hats off to two thoughtful and loving people, who are wonderful as individuals and even stronger together.

Music: Always Been You by Marie Hines, licensed from the Music Bed for Angelina & James' wedding.