First Wedding Highlight Video at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Wedding / Event Videography Techniques > Wedding & Event Video Sample Clips Gallery

Wedding & Event Video Sample Clips Gallery
For video clip sharing and feedback -- VIMEO links will automatically embed a player.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 13th, 2009, 11:24 AM   #1
First Wedding Highlight Video
Anthony Vu Anthony Vu is offline May 13th, 2009, 11:24 AM

Hi everyone,

I wanted to share a wedding highlight that my friend Josh and I put together for our start up company, Alumiq Productions.

Kati and Jimmy's Wedding Highlights on Vimeo

First of all, we want to thank all those who participated/shared in this forum. We've learned a lot from this place and continue to learn. We encourage constructive criticism and definitely have open ears to listen for improvement. We have a LOOOONG way to go and looking forward to the experience.

Many thanks to Kevin Shahinian of Pacific Pictures who encourages me to keep trying to shoot beautiful footage and a great inspiration to many.

Thanks to Stillmotion. "Nuff said"

Anthony Vu

Anthony Vu
Regular Crew
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 41
Views: 1117
Reply With Quote
Old May 13th, 2009, 07:32 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: San Jose, California
Posts: 858
Indeed, lots of beautiful footage, smooth shooting and good pacing. Only a few instances of exposure that could be better (some face shots were a bit dark), but otherwise, I think you're headed for success!
Oren Arieli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 13th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #3
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Central Coast - NSW, Australia
Posts: 1,420
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anthony Vu View Post
Hi everyone,
. We have a LOOOONG way to go and looking forward to the experience.

Anthony Vu
Not that far Anthony - that was bloody terrific! - I loved the way you cut to the music - even the walk of the bride & groom, it really cements the thing together

I watched it again to see if there was anything I felt I could comment on - nope, I'd be thrilled if I produced something like that - you should be too.
__________________
Cheers - Paul M.
www.relivetheday.com.au : www.perbenyik.com
Paul Mailath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 14th, 2009, 09:58 AM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 622
That was great!

I envy your slow moving smooth pilot shots.......

I'm using merlin so its so hard to get a slow moving shot.

I think you need to do some coloring there. I think it will make a great deal of difference.

And the cut could probably be faster in some instances. But that's probably just me.. :)

Santo
__________________
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what about motion picture?
website: www.papercranes.com.au | blog: www.weddingvideosydney.net
Susanto Widjaja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 14th, 2009, 10:35 AM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oren Arieli View Post
Indeed, lots of beautiful footage, smooth shooting and good pacing. Only a few instances of exposure that could be better (some face shots were a bit dark), but otherwise, I think you're headed for success!
Thanks for the crits Oren. I do appreciate them very very much.

I agree with you. The shadows on a lot of the faces lack a consistency. I'm not quite sure how to remedy that since it's an event with changing light conditions. If anyone has ideas PLEASE share. I would love to know. I do try to color correct the skin tones to match each other, and believe you me, it's a daunting task.
Anthony Vu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 14th, 2009, 10:39 AM   #6
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Mailath View Post
Not that far Anthony - that was bloody terrific! - I loved the way you cut to the music - even the walk of the bride & groom, it really cements the thing together

I watched it again to see if there was anything I felt I could comment on - nope, I'd be thrilled if I produced something like that - you should be too.
Paul,

Your comments are very flattering and it humbles me to know that others are enjoying watching the video. I'm always looking to improve and I enjoy listening to peoples input, especially those I respect.

Anthony
Anthony Vu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 14th, 2009, 10:43 AM   #7
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by Susanto Widjaja View Post
That was great!

I envy your slow moving smooth pilot shots.......

I'm using merlin so its so hard to get a slow moving shot.

I think you need to do some coloring there. I think it will make a great deal of difference.

And the cut could probably be faster in some instances. But that's probably just me.. :)

Santo
Thanks for the input Santo! I will definitely put those into account when putting together the next edit.

The steadicam shots were taken by my friend Josh and I manned the Brevis. We also have a Merlin, and it's no where near as stable as the Pilot. But the Merlin is great in tight spots and the only people who notice not so good steadicam work are steadicam peepers like myself. :)

Anthony
Anthony Vu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 29th, 2009, 05:00 PM   #8
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Southern California
Posts: 116
Well, Anthony, you know how I feel about this clip... I know the backstory and it being your first solo project is really something else. I'm so glad I've inspired you and I'm thrilled to see this kind of polish in your stuff. Keep up the awesome work and I look forward to shooting with you again soon.

Best,
-K
__________________
www.PacificPictures.net
Kevin Shahinian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 29th, 2009, 06:25 PM   #9
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Toronto Ontario Canada
Posts: 239
Very nice, went together pretty smoothly, over all. What's the song?
Victor Kellar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 29th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #10
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: O.C., CA United States
Posts: 337
That was excellent.. very well done! Good job; look forward to seeing more.
__________________
-M
www.visualmasterpiece.com
Michael Padilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2009, 10:01 AM   #11
Still Motion
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 1,186
hey anthony,

i think your off to a great start. you had some good compositions, some great moments, and some nice solid move and ideas in there.

i think color would be huge for this but i wouldn't get caught up in trying to 'grade' the piece and be really dramatic. at this point, i think some basic three way color correcter to properly white balance and expose each image would go a long way in making the piece more cohesive. a lot of your shots felt very cool but the imagery suggested they should be warm - as an example.

the other thing would be the use of slow motion. i would ask yourself why your using it so much, what is it adding, and is it better to show some of those shots in 5 seconds (slow motion) vs the same thing in 2 seconds at regular speed. you have one song to get something powerful across, make sure that you don't waste a single frame. slow motion has it's place, but when overused it can certainly do much more harm i feel.

thanks for sharing.

P.
Patrick Moreau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2009, 02:01 PM   #12
Major Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Posts: 415
Dang you are good !! keep it up...

Wishing you guys much success
Kren Barnes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2009, 08:09 PM   #13
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kingscliff, Australia
Posts: 196
Good job Anthony - very nice work!

You've got some good constructive feedback above so not much more to add.

My fave cut was the lens flare timed with the track crescendo at 3:18!

Cheers,

Matt.
Matt Barwick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2009, 11:20 PM   #14
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Los Angeles, USA
Posts: 2,109
Anthony, woow that was nicely put together. I like all your steadicam shots. Very good job mixing with the music too.
__________________
LA Color Pros Blog
RODE Authorized Reseller . Comer LED Camera Lights . TakyBox HTML5 Menu Generator
Taky Cheung is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4th, 2009, 10:40 AM   #15
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Montéal, Canada
Posts: 115
Nice clip. I enjoyed it all the way through. It's definitely a good base for a future career, not doubt about that.

As others have mentioned, proper exposure and maybe a bit of color grading would be a plus. The slow motion did seem out of place in some few shots but seem to have worked in others. I'm not sure if it was my connection but the slow motion seem very jerky.

The other aspect i wanted to mention was the audio. When i first started i was always tempted to leave the ambient audio out, to make it look more like a music video, but adding it to the existing music sometime bring the emotions out for viewers to relive the moment. Try it on your next SDE, and see the crowd reaction. You'll be amazed

Thanks for sharing.
Carl Wilky is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Wedding / Event Videography Techniques > Wedding & Event Video Sample Clips Gallery

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:06 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network