Video timelines, what we stare at all day besides you!

Most people have a vague idea about what actually goes into editing videos, concert videos, or wedding videos in particular. I thought I would share with you part of a completed timeline for the Winter Concert that we did in December. You can see some of the songs from that 2 hour concert video in our December posts. This was 3 cameras recording the same concert on 4 different days. All of the concerts are synced, multi-cam setup and cut. You can see how many cuts there really are. Each of those were cut by hand and usually touched a few times, since individual cuts often need to be adjusted. I will post some wedding timelines so you can see how the framework of your prized video actually looks!



Malibu Calamigos Highlight Reel

This is a fun highlight reel from last year we thought we should share with you. There is a same day edit that looks similar a long while back, but this was digitally remastered!

Shift Happens Video, What Strange and Unknown Things Our Future Holds

This is an update to the original shift happens video, I will post that in case someone hasn't seen it yet. We have heard all of these facts in some way or another in our insane technological lives. There is so much information, so much to do and process to keep on top of the wave, no wonder we never get to sleep! Ahhhh! Too many technical documents to read! I believe that by 2013 we will be able to harness the computer with as much processing power as the human brain to come up with creative editing ideas!


Robin and Peter's Highlights

These two and their great friends were the most fun possible to work with! We did their friend's wedding a few years ago and were blessed to be part of this day. The ceremony and reception were at the Mesa Verde Country Club in Costa Mesa. The photographer was the always amazing Britney Alves

Insight into Andy Warhol

This is a little off-topic from weddings but was part of a project we did for the Univeristy Art Museum at Cal State Long Beach. They have an exhibition called Warhol: 15 min/24 fps

Dr. Karen Kleinfelder, who is a professor and Head of the Art History Program at CSULB is giving this talk in the gallery. I think it is interesting to watch this because it relates to the philosophy and effects of capturing portraits of people. There are many layers of a person in one picture, there is the fantasy image, the image you want to portray, the image the photographer wants to portray and sees, the way you really look and the way the viewer perceives things. It talks about post-modern identity, identity politics, engagement and representation. 

Andy Warhol is famous for his silk screened paintings, but in this video we are talking about the second half of his life, his polaroid portraits. Polaroid went out of business last year, but it started the possibility of taking photos of people and quickly seeing them at a party, like the popular photo booths now prevalent at many weddings. When polaroid cameras were brought on the scene in the 60s, the camera became a guest, just like video and photography do at weddings today. 

Peter and Robin Meet in the Middle!

Hello again everyone, it has been a very busy beginning of the year! We have had so many people contact us about their weddings and we have been meeting so many people it is crazy and wonderful! We also went to the fabulous Brideworld bridal show at the Los Angeles Convention Center this weekend. The turnout was fantastic and we can't wait to meet everyone who has called and emailed us since then. We also shot a wedding on Sunday.

Here is a great video from Robin and Peter's special features section of the DVD. We will post their highlights soon - Peter is a phenomenal country music singer who plays at the House of Blues on Sunset and has been asked back many times but is usually opening for famous acts. In this video his friends let their shirts out and have a really fun time.


Orange County Bridal Show

Kelsey and I had a great time meeting all of the newly engaged couples at the OC Bridal Show at the OC Fairgrounds yesterday! It was very exciting and we even got a few calls last night! Everyone is getting married at so many great locations we can't wait to start filming! 
For those of you that received a demo and like what you see, give us a call and we would love to learn more about what you are planning and how we can make video fit into your wedding plans!